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Dolomiti World Heritage

Dolomiti World Heritage

The ‘World Heritage Committee’ has officially entered the Dolomites to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision on the application submitted by the Italian state was taken unanimously by the 21 members of the UNESCO, meeting in Seville Friday, June 26, 2009. The proclamation has assisted the Italian delegation headed by Giuseppe Moscato UNESCO and the Minister of Environment Stefania Prestigiacomo. In the dining room also representatives of the Province of Belluno, the project leader.


Nine mountain groups for a ‘total extension of 142 000 hectares, plus another 85 000 hectares of’ buffer zones’, for a total of 231 000 hectares divided between the provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Pordenone and Udine: this the new property of ‘humanity’ as set out by UNESCO on June 26 in Seville. They are part of the group formed by Pelmo and Croda da Lago, located in the Veneto region, between Cadore, and Zoldano Ampezzo, Marmolada Massif, located between Trentino and Veneto, which includes the highest peak in the Dolomites (3,343 meters) and the glacier significant , the group formed by the Pale di San Martino, Pale di San Lucan and Belluno Dolomites, mostly in the Veneto region but also in Trentino, the group formed by the Friuli Dolomites and Overseas Piave, the most eastern, divided between the provinces of Friuli Pordenone and Udine, the Northern Dolomites, Alto Adige and Veneto located between and including the jagged Cadini, the white Sesto Dolomites, the austere Dolomiti d’Ampezzo, the lunar Dolomites Fanes Senes and Braies the Puez-Odle, all in the territory of South Tyrol, now a beautiful natural park, the group formed by the Sciliar, the Rosengarten and Latemar, on the border between South Tyrol and Trentino, the Brenta Dolomites, the most western, where he still lives the brown bear, all in Trentino , River of Leaves, an extraordinary canyon, unique in the world, where rock layers of many different colors and many fossils of prehistoric animals make it possible to ‘read’ like a book opened the geological history of the Earth. The application of the Dolomites had arrived in Spain strong positive opinion expressed in recent weeks by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the ‘international agency to examine in the first instance and applications of natural UNESCO. So far in Italy recognition as a natural asset was assigned only to the Aeolian Islands