Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains have been designated a World Heritage Site.
This follows the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s unanimous decision to have the site inscribed on the World Heritage List. The decision was made at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting in Bonn, Germany.
The designation marks the first World Heritage site for Jamaica and is also the first mixed (cultural and natural) site for the Caribbean sub-region.
The Blue and John Crow Mountains is one of only 32 mixed sites worldwide, which include the Taj Mahal of India, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Great Wall of China.