Definitions for "World Heritage Site"
a particular site that has been selected for the International World Heritage Programme, which is organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee
a place of natural or cultural interest which is so valuable that it is important for the whole of humanity
A natural site that is internationally recognised as very important for the conservation of biodiversity,eg a habitat for plants or animals that are in danger of dying out. World heritage sites are often used as areas for ecotourism to create jobs. Back to links
an area that is deemed to have exceptional universal value
an area that is deemed to have outstanding universal value and is therefore worthy of protection