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Elabana Falls is in , part of the World Heritage site in Queensland, .
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Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage program administered by UNESCO.


The program aims to catalogue, name, and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind (exact criteria (http://whc.unesco.org/criteria.htm#debut)). Listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund under certain conditions. The program was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972.


As of 2004, a total of 788 sites have been included in the list (611 cultural, 154 natural and 23 mixed properties in 134 States Parties).


List of World Heritage Sites

See also

External links

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites (http://whc.unesco.org) - Official site
  • List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31) - Official site
  • VRheritage.org (http://www.vrheritage.org) - documentation of World Heritage Sites
  • Worldheritage-Forum (http://worldheritage-forum.net/en/) - Weblog and Forum for World Heritage Subjects
  • Croatia World Heritage (http://www.find-croatia.com/unesco-heritage.html) - World Heritage in Croatia - UNESCO's sites

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World Heritage Site - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1434 words)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated, and confirmed, for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Each World Heritage Site is the property of the country on whose territory the site is located, but it is considered in the interest of the international community to preserve each site for future generations of humankind.
Further site classification includes the classification of the state parties among five geographic zones: Africa, Arab States (composed of northern Africa and the Middle East), Asia-Pacific (includes Australia and Oceania), Europe and North America (specifically, USA and Canada), and Latin America and the Caribbean.
World Heritage Site - definition of World Heritage Site in Encyclopedia (251 words)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage program administered by UNESCO.
The program was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972.
As of 2004, a total of 788 sites have been included in the list (611 cultural, 154 natural and 23 mixed properties in 134 States Parties).
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