World Heritage Sites are recognized by the World Heritage Convention as the most outstanding places on the planet, places that are of importance not just to one people or one country, but to all of humanity. These awe-inspiring sites are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List for permanent protection. Earth’s Legay: Natural World Heritage, the third volume in the CEMEX Nature Series, celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of our planet’s natural heritage and shares the dedicated effort of the World Heritage Convention to safeguard Earth’s irreplaceable natural wonders for future generations.
Earth’s Legacy: Natural World Heritage presents the World Heritage Convention’s achievements and goals. While the book’s iconic photographs of landscapes and wildlife bear witness to the majesty of our planet, we learn that many World Heritage Sites are under threat and that steps must be taken to ensure the preservation of the natural and cultural riches our living planet uniquely possesses. The book stands as an inspiration for generations to come to carry on this mission.