The World Heritage Committee inscribed on Monday seven new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Four of them were inscribed “because of their natural attributes”: Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island. [
Japon), Getbol, étendues cotidales coréennes [République de Corée], Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex [Thaïlande] and the Rainforests and wetlands of Colchis [Géorgie].
Three more were added to the list for their cultural value: the Tell d’Arslantepe [Turquie), l’Extension de la Ligne de défense d’Amsterdam, désormais dénommée Lignes d’eau de défense hollandaises [Pays-Bas] and a transnational site, the Beneficial Colonies [Belgique/Pays-Bas].
Four new sites registered
On Sunday, four new cultural sites were listed as World Heritage by Unesco, in China, India, Iran and Spain. The current 44th session of the World Heritage Committee is being held online from Fuzhou (China) and the inscription of sites is expected to continue until July 28.