An international treaty was signed in 1972 to identify and protect some of the world's most important cultural and natural sites. As the name implies, these sites belong to everybody, so let's help to preserve them. Take this quiz to learn more about World Heritage sites.
What is the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and National Heritage?
American Indian site
What is the treaty for?
identify cultural and natural sites
protect cultural and natural sites
Who decides which sites qualify for protection under the treaty?
United Nations vote
Who is on the committee?
What happened in 1972?
World Heritage designation was agreed upon.
International groups ignored important natural sites.
International groups ignored important cultural sites.
What was the catalyst for the World Heritage designation?
threatened ancient Egyptian temples
threatened shopping centers
In November 2007, how many World Heritage sites were listed?
Which is a World Heritage site?
To whom does UNESCO state the World Heritage sites belong?
United Nation countries
What site won’t be on the World Heritage list?
Great Wall of China
How do sites get listed?
meet one out of 10 criteria
meet four out of 10 criteria
meet six out of 10 criteria
What criterion did the Sydney Opera House meet to be listed?
displays an important exchange of human values
fantastic natural phenomena
What site illustrates a major stage of the Earth's history?
Messel Pit Fossil Site
What happens if a listed site fails to meet the criteria in the future?
What happened to the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in 2007?
added as a World Heritage site
delisted as a World Heritage site
warned for criteria deficiencies
Why was the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary delisted?
declining population of the Arabian Oryx
hydrocarbon prospecting in the area
What nongovernmental group is involved in the selection of World Heritage sites?
International Council on Monuments and Sites
World Conservation Union
What group offers expertise for the best way to conserve World Heritage sites?
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
International Council for Monuments and Sites
Who can you contact to suggest a World Heritage site?
World Heritage representative of your country
governor of your state
Why was the Okapi Wildlife Reserve listed as a World Heritage Site?