World Heritage Sites
A World Heritage Site has irreplaceable cultural, scientific, historical or natural significance with universal application. These exceptional sites are inscribed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and are protected by international treaty. Every site is unique, and part of this world’s legacy. There are currently 1,121 places (869 Cultural, 213 Natural, 39 Mixed) listed with this special recognition including Angkor in Cambodia, the Everglades in the United States of America, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pyramids in Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and Easter Island.
World Heritage Sites are meant to be shared, visited and enjoyed by all peoples of the world regardless of the nation in which they are housed. They are a testament to the story of humankind and to the story of our amazing planet. XMI hopes our expeditions, conservation efforts and archival photography help to promote the protection and preservation of these very special places.
Additionally XplorMor International founder, Julia, is a member of the Our Place Team, an organization partnered with UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature to document cultural and natural locations around the world to promote preservation and create an archival record for their photographic databanks.