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.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Chiribiquete National Park Jaguar
Los Alerces National Park "the endemic and globally endangered Patagonian Cypress or Alerce" (AB ev)
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino California Grey Whale
Wood Buffalo National Park The Wood Buffalo/Bison (Bison bison athabascae) is a distinct northern subspecies of the North American Bison.


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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