World Heritage in South America
26 July 2010 | News story
From Venzuela to Argentina natural World Heritage sites are attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. But it's not all plain sailing with much still needed to be done to increase public awareness of why these sites merit World Heritage status.
Joerg Elbers, is Senior Programme Officer on Protected Areas in IUCN’s South America Regional Office, based in Quito Ecuador. He explains how important these sites are for protecting some of the most beautiful areas within the region.