Les Iles Marquises
Les Iles Marquises is part of the Tentative list of France in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Les Iles Marquises are an archipelago of volcanic origin in the South Pacific Ocean, politically part of French Polynesia. Due to the great geographical isolation and its rugged topography, the archipelago has developed a unique terrestrial and marine ecosystem. Many endemic species, flora and fauna, are specific to the archipelago, sometimes to a single island, or even to a single peak. The settlement history of the Marquesas has not yet been fully explored. The inhabitants developed a specific culture and artistic style. Most remarkable are the ‘Tiki’ stone sculptures, most of which can be found on the island of Hiva Oa.
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Renomination of Les Iles Marquises (1996)
2010 Added to Tentative List
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