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Natural heritage

Definition
Natural features, geological and physiographical formations and delineated areas that constitute the habitat of threatened species of animals and plants and natural sites of value from the point of view of science, conservation or natural beauty. It includes nature parks and reserves, zoos, aquaria and botanical gardens.
Source Definition
UNESCO, Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972.

Patrimoine naturel

Définition
Patrimoine naturel désigne les formations géologiques et physiographiques et les zones strictement délimitées constituant l'habitat d'espèces animale et végétale menacées, les sites naturels du point de vue de la science, de la conservation ou de la beauté naturelle. Il comprend les parcs et les réserves naturels, les jardins zoologiques et botaniques et les aquariums.
Source de la définition
UNESCO, Convention concernant la protection du patrimoine mondial culturel et naturel, 1972.

Patrimonio natural

Definición
Características naturales, formaciones geológicas o fisiográficas que constituyen el hábitat de especies de animales o plantas en peligro de extinción y los sitios de valor desde la perspectiva de la ciencia, la conservación o la belleza natural. Incluye parques y reservas naturales y zoológicas, acuarios y jardines botánicos.
Fuente(s) de la definición
UNESCO, Convención sobre la protección del patrimonio mundial, cultural y natural, 1972.