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Could the lagoon in Mayotte become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Discussions for the recognition of the lagoon on the Unesco list.

The Mayotte lagoon
The Mayotte lagoon
A day of discussion centred on the application of Mayotte joining the heritage of humanity will take place on the 4th March.
The Departmental Council of Mayotte, with the support of the French government, is working towards the listing of its lagoon as a World Heritage Site, supported by UNESCO.
This commitment has led to the creation of a project team mobilising the different internal expertise of the department and a scientific Council made up of international experts with much experience of Mahoran territory.
The preliminary work, as well as trade with New Caledonia and Reunion Island, has helped confirm the potential of Mayotte’s heritage and define a strategy for its global recognition.
The Departmental Council, in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has begun work identifying and characterising assets that could meet the UNESCO eligibility criteria.
The choosing of these assets will be a job shared by many. So the Departmental Council invites institutional partners, associations and all those who work for the preservation and enhancement of Mayotte’s heritage to a discussion day, to be held on Friday 4th March 2016 from 1:30pm until 5pm, at the Hémicycle Younoussa BAMANA.

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