World Heritage Information Sheets

Author: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN
Date Published: April 2013

 

UNEP-WCMC and IUCN, with support from UNESCO, compile information sheets for all properties inscribed on the World Heritage List for natural or mixed (natural and cultural) reasons. These sheets are usually prepared following the inscription of a property on the World Heritage List. The sheets are updated from time to time. The latest available sheets are published on this webpage.

The below file includes information sheets for all 217 natural and mixed properties inscribed on the World Heritage List as of April 2013 (see list below).

List of natural and mixed World Heritage properties as of April 2013:

(Note: Sites are shown in chronological order by country. Transboundary / transnational sites are listed under each country.)

Algeria
• Tassili n'Ajjer

Argentina
• Los Glaciares National Park
• Iguazu National Park
• Península Valdés
• Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks

Australia
• Great Barrier Reef
• Kakadu National Park
• Willandra Lakes Region
• Lord Howe Island Group
• Tasmanian Wilderness
• Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
• Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
• Wet Tropics of Queensland
• Shark Bay, Western Australia
• Fraser Island
• Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
• Heard and McDonald Islands
• Macquarie Island
• Greater Blue Mountains Area
• Purnululu National Park
• Ningaloo Coast

Bangladesh
• The Sundarbans

Belarus
• Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest

Belize
• Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
• Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

Brazil
• Iguaçu National Park
• Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
• Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
• Central Amazon Conservation Complex
• Pantanal Conservation Area
• Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
• Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

Bulgaria
• Pirin National Park
• Srebarna Nature Reserve

Cameroon
• Dja Faunal Reserve
• Sangha Trinational

Canada
• Nahanni National Park
• Dinosaur Provincial Park
• Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
• Wood Buffalo National Park
• Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
• Gros Morne National Park
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
• Miguasha National Park
• Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Central African Republic
• Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
• Sangha Trinational

Chad
• Lakes of Ounianga

China
• Mount Taishan
• Mount Huangshan
• Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
• Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
• Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
• Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
• Mount Wuyi
• Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
• Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
• South China Karst
• Mount Sanqingshan National Park
• China Danxia
• Chengjiang Fossil Site

Colombia
• Los Katíos National Park
• Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

Congo
• Sangha Trinational

Costa Rica
• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
• Cocos Island National Park
• Area de Conservación Guanacaste

Côte d'Ivoire
• Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
• Taï National Park
• Comoé National Park

Croatia
• Plitvice Lakes National Park

Cuba
• Desembarco del Granma National Park
• Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Virunga National Park
• Kahuzi-Biega National Park
• Garamba National Park
• Salonga National Park
• Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Denmark
• Ilulissat Icefjord

Dominica
• Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Ecuador
• Galápagos Islands
• Sangay National Park

Egypt
• Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

Ethiopia
• Simien National Park

Finland
• High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago

France
• Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
• Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
• Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
• Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

Gabon
• Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda

Germany
• Messel Pit Fossil Site
• Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
• The Wadden Sea

Greece
• Meteora
• Mount Athos

Guatemala
• Tikal National Park

Guinea
• Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Honduras
• Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

Hungary
• Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

Iceland
• Surtsey

India
• Kaziranga National Park
• Keoladeo National Park
• Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
• Sundarbans National Park
• Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
• Western Ghats

Indonesia
• Komodo National Park
• Ujung Kulon National Park
• Lorentz National Park
• Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

Italy
• Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
• Monte San Giorgio
• The Dolomites

Japan
• Shirakami-Sanchi
• Yakushima
• Shiretoko
• Ogasawara Islands

Jordan
• Wadi Rum Protected Area

Kazakhstan
• Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

Kenya
• Lake Turkana National Parks
• Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
• Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

Kiribati
• Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Korea, Republic of
• Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Madagascar
• Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
• Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Malawi
• Lake Malawi National Park

Malaysia
• Gunung Mulu National Park
• Kinabalu Park

Mali
• Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)

Mauritania
• Banc d'Arguin National Park

Mexico
• Sian Ka'an
• Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
• Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
• Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Mongolia
• Uvs Nuur Basin

Montenegro
• Durmitor National Park

Nepal
• Sagarmatha National Park
• Chitwan National Park

Netherlands
• The Wadden Sea

New Zealand
• Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
• Tongariro National Park
• New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

Niger
• Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
• W National Park of Niger

Norway
• West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

Palau
• Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

Panama
• Darien National Park
• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
• Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

Peru
• Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
• Huascarán National Park
• Manú National Park
• Río Abiseo National Park

Philippines
• Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
• Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Poland
• Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest

Portugal
• Laurisilva of Madeira

Romania
• Danube Delta

Russian Federation
• Virgin Komi Forests
• Lake Baikal
• Volcanoes of Kamchatka
• Golden Mountains of Altai
• Western Caucasus
• Central Sikhote-Alin
• Uvs Nuur Basin
• Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
• Putorana Plateau
• Lena Pillars Nature Park

Saint Lucia
• Pitons Management Area

Senegal
• Niokolo-Koba National Park
• Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Seychelles
• Aldabra Atoll
• Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Slovakia
• Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
• Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

Slovenia
• Škocjan Caves

Solomon Islands
• East Rennell

South Africa
• iSimangaliso Wetland Park
• uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park
• Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
• Vredefort Dome

Spain
• Garajonay National Park
• Doñana National Park
• Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
• Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
• Teide National Park

Sri Lanka
• Sinharaja Forest Reserve
• Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Suriname
• Central Suriname Nature Reserve

Sweden
• Laponian Area
• High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago

Switzerland
• Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
• Monte San Giorgio
• Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

Tanzania, United Republic of
• Ngorongoro Conservation Area
• Serengeti National Park
• Selous Game Reserve
• Kilimanjaro National Park

Thailand
• Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
• Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
• Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

Tunisia
• Ichkeul National Park

Turkey
• Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
• Hierapolis-Pamukkale

Uganda
• Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
• Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Ukraine
• Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
• Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
• St Kilda
• Henderson Island
• Gough and Inaccessible Islands
• Dorset and East Devon Coast

United States of America
• Yellowstone National Park
• Everglades National Park
• Grand Canyon National Park
• Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
• Redwood National and State Parks
• Mammoth Cave National Park
• Olympic National Park
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Yosemite National Park
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
• Carlsbad Caverns National Park
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
• Papahānaumokuākea

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
• Canaima National Park

Viet Nam
• Ha Long Bay
• Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Yemen
• Socotra Archipelago

Zambia
• Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe
• Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
• Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls