"Irreplaceable" Earth Places Identified
|Northeast Greenland National Park, Denmark by Rita Willaert/Flickr|
The list was created to identify endangered species and ecosystems so people and policymakers may make decisions to better protect and support these places.
"These exceptional places would all be strong candidates for World Heritage status," says lead author Soizic Le Saout. "Such recognition would ensure effective protection of the unique biodiversity in these areas, given the rigorous standards required."