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Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 12-May-20

Region Lacan-Tún - Usumacinta (T)

La Région Lacan-Tún – Usumacinta is proposed as a mixed site by Mexico. It encompasses large areas of tropical forest in eastern Chiapas, notably the flora and fauna protection area Nahá-Metzabok, the flora and fauna protection area Chankin, the natural monument Bonampak, the natural monument Yaxchilán, the biosphere reserve Montes Azules, the biosphere reserve Lacan – Tún and the communal reserve La Cojolita. The nomination file claim an OUV from the high biodiversity of the area as well as the Mayan remains. I visited Mexico in 2019 and visited two components of this site: Yaxchilán and Bonampak

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Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 29-Apr-20

Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo  (T)

First things first, I LOVE cemeteries! I think they are the perfect blend of history, art and nature. I love how peaceful they are and how much they reflect the society. Consequently, I was very excited to visit a TWHS cemetery when I visited Sarajevo in 2018. Although I really enjoyed this visit, it remains the one of the few Jewish cemeteries I've seen during my European trip, and even one of the few historical cemeteries I've explored. I still give it a thumbs up as I enjoyed it and because it appears to me to be valuable, but I can't tell if it is really the best example of an historical Jewish cemetery or if it is better to inscribe it alone or as a serial transnational site with the other Jewish cemeteries on Germany's list

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The Coastal Lomas System of Peru (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 07-Apr-20

The Coastal Lomas System of Peru (T)

Lomas are fog-watered desert ecosystems from the coast of Peru and northern Chile. They are characterized by seasonally important fog catchment that waters a dense vegetation in an otherwise arid desert landscape. Lomas has been described "an island of vegetation in a virtual ocean of desert". The Pacific fog and mist that water these ecosystems and favor the lush green vegetation is present from May to November. December to April are much rainless months during which the landscape turns brown and dry. This serial nomination comprises three protected areas of coastal Peru, including the largest and best preserved lomas (Atiquipa).

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Wineries and Vineyards for traditional Pisco Production (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 25-Mar-20

Wineries and Vineyards for traditional Pisco Production (T)

Let's make a couple of things clear first. I don't really like wine and never tried pisco before this visit. I considered pisco being of national importance without OUV. It was my first visit in a WH or TWH vineyard. Considering this lack of interest and the fact many community members often complain about "yet another vineyard", my expectations for this site were low. I thus decide to visit mainly to tick it off if it ever gets inscribed.

The nomination file lists 14 vineyards and pisco production sites located in all 5 departments where pisco can be produced. Ica Department contains the most sites and seemed to be an easy place for a visit

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Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (T)

Frédéric M Canada - 23-Mar-20

Kornati National Park and Telašćica Nature Park (T)

The Kornati archipelago lies off the coast of Croatia. I visited it on a full-day boat tour from Zadar (I actually believe that visiting the archipelago is the only reason for staying overnight in Zadar. This city is not worth more than a short stop to tick the Venetian work of defense and listen to the very cool maritime organ.).

In the nomination file, Croatia put emphasis on the unique geology and high biodiversity of the archipelago to justify inscription. It contains many impressive karst features such as caves and cliffs. These result from the high tectonic activity of the area. The highest and most impressive cliffs are located in the Telašćica Nature Park. Most of the Kornati islands are small round and bare islands. According to the nomination file, the parks contain high numbers of floral and marine species. Dolphins, birds and bats are also mentioned. One of the most interesting features is the Mir Lake, a salted lake (saltier than the sea!) located atop of Telašćica's cliffs, resulting from a sunken karst depression

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