World heritage attracts and fascinates. Media around the world publish thousands of articles about it every year and countries invest a great deal of work and money to get sites inscribed on unescos world heritage.
A world heritage site is a landmark or area which is chosen by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco as having cultural historical scientific or other form of significance and is legally protected by international treaties.
Unesco world heritage site icon. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco world heritage sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the unesco world heritage convention established in 1972. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. Situated in north eastern south africa the barberton makhonjwa mountains comprises 40 of the barberton greenstone belt one of the worlds oldest geological structures.
It is protected under the international world intellectual property organization wipo act. Unesco world heritage centre unesco. The westland and mount cook national park and the fiordland national park which were previously inscribed on the world heritage list are part of the te wahipounamu south west new zealand.
In 1979 the committee decided to inscribe the ohrid lake on the world heritage list under natural criteria iii. Kml layer including key information on the natural and mixed world heritage sites that were inscribed on the unesco world. Unesco world heritage centre.
Help preserve sites. To be selected a world heritage site must be an already. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco world heritage sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the unesco world heritage convention established in 1972.
Viii annex 14 of the operational guidelines. As indicated by the availability of the xmlrsskmlxls icons mentioned above may not be scraped or otherwise syndicated in any manner. West germany ratified the convention on 23 august 1976 making the federal republics historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.
World heritage emblem its use is strictly regulated and determined by the world heritage committee with guidelines for its use defined in chap. The united states of america ratified the convention on december 7 1973 making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.