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World Heritage Greetings: #3 Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, Jamaica

Today's World Heritage Greeting reaches us from the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park in Jamaica. The National Park was included in Jamaica’s Tentative List in 2006.


“There are currently three sites on the Jamaican Tentative List. One of them is the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, whose rainforests are widely known for their high degree of biological diversity and for their endangered status as well. I am fascinated by the ecological importance of the park not only for Jamaica, but also for the entire planet. Their green forests absorb enormous amounts of CO2 and are home to numerous animal and plant species, which can be found nowhere else. I consider this National Park as "my" World Heritage because along with other rainforests such as the Amazon, it is of high importance for the future of mankind.”

Manana Kulumbegashvili is currently a volunteer in the »kulturweit« programme at the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO  in Kingston. »kulturweit« is an international cultural volunteer service for young adults and a project of the German Commission for UNESCO, financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.