Canaima National Park is spread over 3 million ha in south-eastern Venezuela along the border between Guyana and Brazil. Roughly 65% of the park is covered by table mountain (tepui) formations. The tepuis constitute a unique biogeological entity and are of great geological interest. The sheer cliffs and waterfalls, including the world’s highest (1,000 m), form a spectacular landscape.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ix||To be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.||All|
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|viii||To be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls||2015||224.3km||site_ao|
|St. George’s Cathedral||2018||404.6km||site_ao|
|This 90-Mile-Long Beach Is a Haven For Nesting Sea Turtles||2018||392.9km||site_ao|
|Statue of Queen Victoria||2018||403.7km||site_ao|
|Demerara Harbour Bridge||2018||400.4km||site_ao|
|Headquarters for the Corporación Venezolana de Guayana-Electrificación de Caroní (Edelca)||356.4km||site_brutalism|
|Central Suriname Nature Reserve||2000||573.6km||site_whs|
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