The 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 30 to July 10. During the session, 36 of 42 proposals listed on the World Heritage List will be considered, including 6 natural heritage, 28 cultural heritage and 2 mixed heritage (natural and cultural). UNESCO has just recognized 4 more natural heritages, 2 cultural heritages and 2 mixed heritage.
The area of tidal mudflats on the Yellow Sea coast, Bohai Bay is the habitat of many species of fish and crustaceans. This is also the focus of migratory birds on the East Asia - Australia route. Large flocks of birds, including highly endangered species, all go to the coast to rest, molt, winter and nest.
Hyrcanian forest is a broad leaf forest stretching 850 km along the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. About 25 to 50 million years ago, the forest covered most of the temperate area in the northern hemisphere. After being narrowed in the Quaternary ice age, the forest expanded again when the climate was more temperate.
Today, Hyrcanian is the habitat of 180 species of birds, 58 species of mammals, including Persian newspapers and rare plants. Photo: Tehran Times.
The land and sea south of France includes the Crozet Islands, Kerguelen, Saint-Paul, Amsterdam and 60 islands in Antarctica, which is one of the four new natural heritage recognized by UNESCO during the July 5 meeting. . With an area of over 67 million hectares, this area is home to the most concentrated birds and mammals, especially the largest number of emperor penguins and yellow-nosed seagulls in the world. Photo: Picdeer.
The park is 1.4 hectares wide - accounting for 14% of Iceland's territory. It has 10 volcanoes and 8 glaciers, owns the largest iceberg Vatnajökull and Iceland Hvannadalshnjúkur's highest mountain (2,109 m). In addition, the area also possesses many natural landscapes that attract visitors such as Askjia Caldera crater lake, Herðubreið oasis, Dettifoss waterfall, Ásbyrgi ice gorge. Photo: Spotlight.
Paraty and Ilha Grande have just become a new mixed heritage of UNESCO thanks to culture and biodiversity. Located between the Serra da Bocaina and Atlantic Mountains, Paraty is one of the best preserved coastal towns in Brazil, and one of the world's five most important biodiversity areas. This is also the habitat of some endangered species such as jaguar, white lip pig and spider monkey.
At the end of the 17th century, Paraty was Caminho's end point Ouro, the route of gold transport to Europe and also the area where African slave trading was taking place. Today, Paraty cultural center still retains colonial architecture from the 18th century, 19. Photo: Fondos de Pantalla.
Burkina Faso's new world cultural heritage consists of five villages and towns in the provinces throughout this African country. In it, Douroula is the oldest evidence of the development of metallurgy in Burkina Faso. The remaining places are Tiwêga, Yamané, Kindibo and Békuy. Although iron ore mining is no longer popular today, blacksmiths still play an important role in traditional ceremonies. Photo: Corriere.
Located 85 km south of Baghdad, Iraq's new world cultural heritage houses the capital ruins of Neo-Babylon, one of the most influential empires in the ancient world. great. The rest of the heritage includes walls, gates, palaces, temples of the old city. Along with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the heritage represents the creation of the ancient empire at the height of the time, which once served as an inspiration for world cultural and religious culture. Photo: Daily Star.
In addition, UNESCO also recognizes an extension in the Ohrid region, located in northern Macedonia (ancient kingdom) as a natural and cultural heritage. Earlier, part of Lake Ohrid and the town of the same name were recorded in the World Heritage List in 1979. The new extension includes a part of northwestern Albania, part of Lake Ohrid, Lin Peninsula and land strip. along the lakeside stretches to Macedonia. The Lin Peninsula is also home to the ruins of a Christian church, built in the 6th century. Photo: Wanderlust Travel Magazines.