Natural sites filling gaps cited by IUCN

Natural WHS that have been entered after the 2003/2004 publication of the "Filling the Gaps" document, which points out underrepresented themes and areas.

Filling the Gaps

The connection belongs to World Heritage Process connections.

Connected Sites


Blue and John Crow Mountains: The BJCM has also been identified as a gap in representation of World Heritage sites: it belongs to a Centre of Plant Diversity and an Udvardy biogeographic province not yet represented on the List and as noted above it overlaps with one of 78 most irreplaceable protected areas in the world (AB ev)
Cape Floral Region: Cape Floral habitat
ChaƮne des Puys: ".. illustrate the overall continental break-up process and, thus, may becconsidered to fill a gap on the World Heritage List with regard to the theme of continental rifting." (AB ev)
Dolomites: stratigraphy
Gulf of California: Gulf of California ecoregion
Ilulissat Icefjord: Polar systems (Arctic)
Kenya Lake System: Rift Valley Lakes habitat
Lakes of Ounianga: Sudd-Sahelian savanna and flooded grasslands ecoregion
Lena Pillars: tundra
Los Alerces National Park: rainforests of Southern Chile
Mount Hamiguitan: tropical montane forests of Sumatra, Philippines and Sulawesi
Namib Sand Sea: Namib and Kalahari deserts habitat
Okavango Delta: habitats: flooded grasslands such as Okavango and the Sudd Swamps
Rainforests of the Atsinanana: Madagascar moist forests ecoregion
Rock Islands: Palau ecoregion
Sanganeb: Red Sea corals
Socotra Archipelago: Socotra ecoregion
Tajik National Park: tectonic sites
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra: tropical montane forests of Sumatra, Philippines and Sulawesi
Vredefort Dome: meteorite impact
Wadden Sea: European saline wetlands
Western Ghats: Western Ghats ecoregion
Xinjiang Tianshan: cold winter desert - Taklamakan

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