World’s Natural Heritage in Pictures

Every year, the World Heritage Committee inscribes new World Natural Heritage sites. This year 21 were selected — 15 of which are cultural, 5 natural and one “mixed” (i.e., both natural and cultural).



Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Our World Editor and Writer United Nations University

Carol is a journalist with a green heart who believes that presenting information in a positive and accessible manner is key in activating more people to join the search for equitable and sustainable solutions to global problems. A native of Montreal, Canada, she joined the UNU communications team in 2008 while living in Tokyo and continues to collaborate from her current home in Vancouver.

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