UNESCO World Heritage Site

Last updated: January 30, 2017

What Does UNESCO World Heritage Site Mean?

A UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places that are listed as having special cultural or physical significance, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). These places include monuments, buildings, cities, forests, deserts, lakes, mountains, islands etc.. UNESCO has administered the International World Heritage Program, which maintains a list of culturally or physically significant sites and is responsible for naming, cataloging and conserving these sites.

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Examples of World Heritage Sites are culturally significant ones such as The Taj Mahal, Easter Island, The Great Wall, Vatican City, as well as physically significant ones such as The Grand Canyon, Everglades National Park, Great Barrier Reef etc.. Many of these locations are significant for environmental health and safety such as the Amazon Rain forest and The Great Barrier Reef. This means that the conservation of such sites is a valid health and safety concern.


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