Thursday, July 14, 2005

Norwegian Fjords and Japan's Shiretoko peninsula are among the seven natural sites added to UNESCO's World Heritage List

UNESCO press release:

"The World Heritage Committee chaired by Themba Wakashe, South Africa's Deputy Director-General for Heritage and National Archives, today inscribed seven natural sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Committee also decided to extend two natural sites already on the List. The one is extended in size while the extension of the other makes it both a natural and cultural site. With today's inscriptions, UNESCO World Heritage List numbers 160 natural sites and 24 mixed sites (i.e. both natural and cultural) of outstanding universal value around the world."

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