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
|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|
|Chaîne 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)|
|Gulf of California||Gulf of California ecoregion|
|Hyrcanian Forests||Hyrcanian Forests Centre of Plant Diversity which is not yet represented on the World Heritage List and has been identified as a gap. Furthermore the nominated property is situated in the terrestrial ecoregions (Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests and Elburz Range Forest Steppe) which are also not currently represented on the World Heritage List. (AB ev)|
|Ilulissat Icefjord||Polar systems (Arctic)|
|Kenya Lake System||Rift Valley Lakes habitat|
|Lakes of Ounianga||Sudd-Sahelian savanna and flooded grasslands ecoregion|
|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|
|Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona||tectonic sites|
|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|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Natural sites filling gaps cited by IUCN?
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- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source