Península Valdés (1999)
Argentina

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Península Valdés in Patagonia is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions. 

Argentina 2002. San Jorge Lighthouse on Peninsula Valdes Argentina 2002. Shale breaching.

Peninsula Valdes
Shaped like an ax, the Valdes peninsula is marked by its vibrant coastline, a stunning array of tall cliffs, rocky reefs, and exotic marine mammals. Considered one of the most valuable wildlife areas in the world, Peninsula Valdes is home to the southern elephant seal, sea lion, and right whale.

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Other World Heritage Sites in Argentina (on this website). Eventually refer to the UNESCO-listing, Argentina-Section, for further information on the individual properties.

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