UNESCO Needs to Do More With Their World Heritage Sites

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The Unesco World Heritage List is a register of places that have been identified as World Heritage Sites by Unesco. These places include many of the Old World wonders of mankind. Among these places are the Himalayas, Easter Island, and the Galapagos Islands. Others that are included are the Aravalli jungles in India, the wrecked remains of Ice age scientists, ancient Mayan cities such as Chimala and Tulum, and Polynesian caves.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites List

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Each of these sites has certain specific features that set them apart from others. For example, the Galapagos Islands is home to the largest coral reef in the world. It also houses some of the most amazing wildlife specimens. This is just a small part of the uniqueness of each of these world heritage sites. But on the whole, the world seems to be getting smaller as more of these amazing sites are being identified and included in the Unesco World Heritage List.

There is another listing that is being considered very important. That is the site of the Great Wall, a structure that is almost ten thousand years old. There are rumors that a link between the wall and the origin of human beings may be found there.

Madagascar Island

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There is another area that has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is the island of Madagascar. Madagascar is an incredible place. It is home to more than half of the world’s coral reefs, which is also great news for us marine lovers!

On the island of Madagascar, you can find the Viracchaeus coral reef. It is believed to be one of the most colorful coral reefs in the world. Some of the most colorful fish in the world can be found on the site. In addition, there is a variety of other sea life, including barracudas and sharks. There are even rare varieties of whales and dolphins.

One of Madagascar’s most important sites is Madagascar’s capital city of Antigua. The city is important for a number of reasons. For example, it is a port for cruise ships and a place where you can see some incredible architecture. It is also a cultural center of the country.

Island of Bajada

On the island of Bajada, there is a site that is a Unesco World Heritage Site in its own right. It is called Bajada Caves. These are large caves that were created during the age of human beings by their ancestors. They hold samples of some of the oldest art in the world.

In all of these places around the world, there is a part of the world that has been designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site. This is a wonderful honor for those people and for the planet that deserves it. You can help to protect these wonderful sites by going to a World Heritage website online and registering your interests with the various organizations. There is plenty of information available to help you decide what you want to do. All it takes is a little bit of research.

For example, in India, there is a proposed site in Jhilam, near Bikaner. That area is in close proximity to Dal Lake, which is considered to be one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It is also near the Chattahoochee River, which is one of the most important streams in the world. These two bodies of water feed the many rice production centers in southern India. The site is being sought after because of the unique archaeological remains that are found there, including artifacts dating back hundreds of years.


In Kenya, a site called Lake Turkana is being protected. This lake is believed to be as old as one thousand years. It is adjacent to Lake Naivasha, which is even older. The boundary between these two bodies of water is less than a hundred kilometers, which is quite significant. The protection is there so that the remains of endangered wildlife can be protected. This will make sure that future generations enjoy the benefits of the lake.

Bottom Line

Sites like those in India and Kenya deserve more attention as well. There are more than a hundred sites in the Sahara Desert alone that have been identified as World Heritage sites. There are also several volcanoes that are included in this category.

UNESCO needs to do more in this regard. They need to take a more active role in the preservation and protection of our World Heritage sites. Only by doing this will they be able to call our World Heritage sites truly such. It is up to them to provide the necessary assistance.

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