Réserve de la biosphere Banco Chincorro

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Réserve de la biosphere Banco Chincorro is part of the Tentative list of Mexico in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Banco Chincorro is a large coral atoll located in the Caribbean Sea. The reserve includes coral reefs, seagrass beds, sandbanks, rocky islets, shrubby areas, sandy beaches and adjacent ocean waters, and is home to an important biodiversity typical of coral reefs. The site contains an abundant underwater archaeological heritage, including 44 shipwrecks with an age ranging between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Map of Réserve de la biosphere Banco Chincorro

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Full Name
Réserve de la biosphere Banco Chincorro
Country
Mexico
Added
2004
Type
Mixed
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2012 Requested by State Party to not be examined

2011 Incomplete - not examined

2007 Deferred

WHC recommends submitting a new nomination of the site as a mixed property taking into account the underwater cultural heritage of the site

2004 Added to Tentative List

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Réserve de la biosphere Banco Chincorro: Banco Chinchorro (T)

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