UNESCO Adds Iran’s Hyrcanian Forest to World Heritage List

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 08:46

Iran’s vast Hyrcanian Forest has been included on the World Heritage List by the decision of the 43rd meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Baku.

According to an ISCA report, the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was held with the presence of acting Secretary General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO Hojjatollah Ayoubi, deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Mohammad-Hassan Talebian and several other officials on July 10 in the Azerbaijani capital Baku.

Hyrcanian Forests now become Iran's second natural site and the 24th site inscribed in UNESCO's world heritage list. According to UNSESO, the forest contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation. It also contains superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.

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