Chichen Itza
Gebel Berkal

World Heritage Site

for World Heritage Travellers

Protection of a single named species

WHS whose name refers to the protection of a single species.

Whilst inscription of a "living" natural site requires that the entire ecosystem be protected some sites are inscribed primarily to preserve a small number of rare or endangered species rather than a representative ecosystem. In a few examples this raison d'etre is so significant or iconic that the entire site has been named after the species either instead of or as well as location of the site.

The connection belongs to Ecology connections.

Connected Sites


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Protection of a single named species?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source