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Definition: Natural Heritage

(1) “Inherited habitats, species, ecosystems, geology and landforms, including those in and under water, to which people attach value.”

p71 Conservation Principles, English Heritage, 2008

(2) "For the purpose of this Convention, the following shall be considered as "natural heritage":

natural features consisting of physical and biological formations or groups of such formations, which are of oustanding universal value from the aesthetic or scientific point of view;

geological and physiographical formations and precisely delineated areas which constitute the habitat of threatened species of animals and plants of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation;

natural sites or precisely delineated natural areas of outstanding universal value from the point view of science, conservation or natural beauty."

The World Heritage Convention 1972

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