National Geographic News: World Heritage

National Geographic News:  World Heritage
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Perched at the entrance to the Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, this placard commemorates the parks designation as a World Heritage site. Located on the northern end of the Belizean Barrier Reef adjacent to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, the reserve is noted for its deepwater conch population and as a spawning ground for Nassau and yellowfin grouper. Damage to the top of the placard was sustained during a recent hurricane.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, a multidisciplinary team of conservationists, photojournalists, and new media specialists documented and explored the Belizean Barrier Reef Reserve System. Representatives from EarthWild International, University of California (Berkeley), Nationalgeographic.com, Belize Audubon, and the Wildlife Conservation Society examined universal challenges to conservation and sustainable development and celebrated successes in the preservation of our common natural heritage.

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Photograph by Douglas C. Hebenthal
 
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