Natural Landmarks

Landmarks, Natural

 

(pamiatniki prirody), individual natural objects that are preserved, or warrant preservation, because of their scientific, educational, historical, or cultural and aesthetic significance. Examples of natural landmarks include waterfalls, caves, picturesque cliffs, volcanic or meteorite craters, unique geological outcrops, noteworthy boulders, and rare or historically significant trees. In the USSR the Kungur Pe-shchera, the Kapova Cave, and the Kivach Waterfall are widely known. The majority of natural landmarks are protected under a system of sanctuaries; especially important natural objects are protected in preserves. Sometimes protected territories of considerable size, such as forests and parts of valleys, coasts, or mountain ridges, are called natural landmarks.

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You can help preserve and restore one of our county's oldest natural landmarks, and make McHenry County a better place for generations to come!
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He also commended the residents' pursuance to highlight its historical and natural landmarks which document an important stage in the journey of the homeland.
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Moreover, some of the main natural landmarks have been declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco.
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Augusto Villalon, architect and cultural heritage conservation advocate who spearheaded the listing of several Philippine historical and natural landmarks in the very prestigious World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (Unesco), has passed away today (May 5) after a lingering illness following a stroke.
highlighted the civilised and natural landmarks in the Sultanate.

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