“This year’s additions to the Unesco World Heritage list have just been announced, after a four-day annual pow-wow in Istanbul. While the criteria for making the list sound quite dry – the roll call includes historical significance, legacy and common heritage – the shortlist is anything but. A big hit of culture awaits…”
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For Prompt Storm 15, Megan calls for photographs of Rocks, Gems and Minerals. There were so really cool photos I wanted to share with you (in my head) but my library is not within my reach due to probably permanent technical difficulties. So, instead my contribution focus more on rock formation near the sea due to volcanic activity or sea erosion.
For your viewing pleasure:
1. Petite Piton [One of the twin peaks created by volcanic plugs in Soufriere, St. Lucia]
2. Seaside view near Flower Cave, St. Lucy, Barbados
3. Seaside St. Lucy, Barbados [an inlet instead of the direct pounding of the rough seas.
Did You Know
Hippopotamus have no sweat glands? To keep their bodies cool, they constantly splash in water and/or mud puddles. So folks they are not nasty, they have to deep all time to prevent dehydration.
Information from an episode of Animal Planet aired on the 4th of November, 2015.
Earth is a stunner with her watery charm. I am sure the idea of infinity pools was a tip from nature’s charisma. Beauty!
It is imperative on each of us to play our part in saving the gifts that earth offers. The beauty of the Caribbean Reef is reason enough but one should remember that if this eye thriller dies, an ecosystem fails. Let us not for one second think, that only the fishes’ lifestyle will change.
A story from the BBC . . .
The Caribbean’s Mesoamerican Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, stretching 600 miles (965 km). Only the Great Barrier Reef surpasses it.
The reef’s northernmost point aligns with Cancún in Mexico. From there it stretches south-east alongside the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
Visitors flock to its sandy-white beaches and warm seas to snorkel and scuba dive. The Mesoamerican Reef supports millions of people along the neighbouring coasts.
But the tourism industry, combined with ecological pressures like overfishing and pollution, are taking their toll on the reef and the many local fishing communities.
This summer, the International League of Conservation Photographers partnered with Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI) to encourage sustainable practices, such as no-take fish refuges that allow populations to recover. They want 20% of the reef protected as a no-take zone.
Some fishermen are now…
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Nestled in the hills of Chateau Belair ( a community hidden in the hills in South-west St.Lucia ), a scenery jumps at you, offered through the Tet Paul Nature reserve. An easy hike of 45 minutes boasts unobstructed scenery of the Pitons (UNESCO World Heritage Sight), Mt. Gimie (the tallest peak in St. Lucia), the environs of the South and South-west of St. Lucia and on a clear sky day, sights of Martinique and St. Vincent.
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I remember the last time Jenny erupted, I remember watching the footage on tv as everyone wondered if another Monsterrat or Martinique would occur.
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