Ottawa, Dec 21 (Canadian-Media): Catherine McKenna, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada made an announcement on December 20, 2017, that eight new sites added to Canada’s Tentative List were nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List, media reports said.
Properties can only be nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List if they are included on a country’s Tentative List.
World Heritage, established in 1972 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages countries to sign the World Heritage Convention to ensure the protection of their natural and cultural heritage.
The following new sites added to Canada’s Tentative List were nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List.
These eight sites are joined by the following six sites that remain from when the Tentative List was updated in 2004. The names of the following six sights are: Áísínai’pi (Writing-On-Stone), Alberta, Pimachiowin Aki, Manitoba and Ontario, Gwaii Haanas, British Columbia, Ivvavik/Vuntut/Herschel Island (Qikiqtaruk), Yukon, Tr’ondëk Klondike, Yukon, and Quttinirpaaq, Nunavut.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)