25 new sites added to World Heritage list

World Heritage listTwenty-five natural and cultural sites have been added to the World Heritage list compiled by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

They range from the Ningaloo Coast, located in a remote part of Australia, which includes one of the longest near-shore reefs in the world to the Wudalianchi National Park in China.

The World Heritage List helps protect sites of cultural significance and universal value.

Kishore Rao is the Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre.

"It's difficult to compare any of these sites with the other because each has certain characteristics which make them stand apart from the other."

The World Heritage Committee which has final say on whether a property is inscribed on the list, meets once a year and consists of representatives from 21 countries.

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