Help celebrate World Oceans Day 2012, with the official iPhone app of the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme.
Explore and learn about the 45 World Heritage marine sites recognized by the international community for their Outstanding Universal Value and inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. These exceptional marine places are the flagship sites among all 6,000 MPAs on our planet and benefit from high level protection under the iconic 1972 World Heritage Convention.
The 45 marine World Heritage sites represent the Crown Jewels of the Ocean, selected and monitored through a rigorous evaluation process in partnership with the International Union for Nature Conservation. Get to know your marine World Heritage sites and help us preserve these precious places so future generations can continue to enjoy them