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8 New Natural Wonders Make World Heritage List

Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada, have been added to the World Heritage List.

From the IUCN, (the International Union for Conservation of Nature):

“Canada’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs have been termed the “coal age Galápagos” and are the world reference site for the Coal Age, which is about 300 millions year ago. The site bears witness to the first reptiles in Earth’s history, which are the earliest representatives of the amniotes, a group of animals that includes reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals.

“…The Joggins Fossil Cliffs contain the best and most complete known fossil record of terrestrial life in the iconic Coal Age. You can actually see the remains of the first reptiles in the Earth’s history, as well as fossil trees, animals and plants.”

Last year it was the Rideau Canal in Ottawa.


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