Story | 01 Jul, 2018

Photos: new World Heritage sites following IUCN’s advice

Discover the beauty of the new World Heritage sites inscribed during the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting, following the advice of IUCN – the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Our experts visited some of the most remote areas in these sites and came back with amazing photographs. We are now sharing them with you. Ready? Scroll down!

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Photo: IUCN / Charles Besancon

Pimachiowin Aki, Canada

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Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar", Colombia

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Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica, Mexico

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Chaîne des Puys – Limagne Fault Tectonic Area, France

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Embark on a virtual journey to this year's new natural World Heritage sites!

In addition to the above sites, the World Heritage Committee also decided to inscribe Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in South Africa and Fanjingshan in China, and approved to extend Central Sikhote-Alin in Russia, which now also includes the Bikin River Valley.

Discover all the new natural and mixed World Heritage sites inscribed this year through our multumedia feature.