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Sunday, January 8, 2012

World Heritage Site - Part Three

Desembarco del Granma National Park (Cuba)

Desembarco del Granma National Park is a national park situated in Granma Province, in south-eastern Cuba. In 1999, it was enlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, because of its marine terraces and pristine sea cliffs.

In its justification for inscription the UNESCO states that the uplifted marine terraces of the Desembarco del Granma National Park and associated ongoing development of karsts topography and features, represent a globally significant example of geomorphologic and physiographic features and ongoing geological processes. The area includes spectacular stair-step terraces and cliffs and the ecosystems that have evolved on them, as well as some of the most pristine and impressive coastal cliffs bordering the Western Atlantic between the Canadian Maritimes and southern South America.
Read complete article by Pradeep Kumar Mallik of Patna
in Issue no.56 of “ITS Stamp News”

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