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Counting SpeciesBiodiversity in Global Environmental Politics$
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Rafi Youatt

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694112

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.001.0001

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World Heritage Sites, Rocks, and Biocultural Diversity

World Heritage Sites, Rocks, and Biocultural Diversity

(p.65) Chapter 3 World Heritage Sites, Rocks, and Biocultural Diversity
Counting Species

Rafi Youatt

University of Minnesota Press

Until recently, World Heritage Sites were selected using separate natural criteria and cultural criteria. Because of the problematic political implications of these categories as well as the pragmatic difficulties in cleanly identifying natural or cultural sties, UNESCO moved towards articulating hybrid selection criteria. Chapter 3 analyzes the evolution of UNESCO’s heritage site classification over time, focusing particularly on two sites in Meteora, Greece and Uluru Rock, Australia.

Keywords:   Environmental politics, Biodiversity, Agency, Governance, Biopolitics, Heritage, Rewilding

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