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Near Soufrière, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

The Pitons World Heritage Site

 
 
The Pitons World Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 25, 2015
1. The Pitons World Heritage Site Marker
Inscription. The Pitons Management Area (PMA) was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a natural site on Wednesday, 30th June 2004 at the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee.

The status as a World Heritage Site was conferred on the basis of Criterion I (outstanding examples representing major stages of earth’s history) and Criterion III (superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance) for natural sites.

The Government and People of Saint Lucia Pledge to safeguard the integrity of the PMA as a World Heritage site Consistent With the values, principles and policies outlined in the Charter for the Pitons which was signed at Soufriere on 26th January 2003.

By Her Excellency Danie Pearlette Lousiy, Governor General of Saint Lucia

We further commit to uphold the standards established by the World Heritage Convention and to maintain the PMA as one of “outstanding universal value”.


 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 13° 52.162′ N, 61° 2.721′ W. Marker is near Soufrière, Soufrière. Touch for map. The marker is on the main road from Castries to Soufriere, heading south towards the Pitons.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wide view of The Pitons World Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 25, 2015
2. Wide view of The Pitons World Heritage Site Marker
Gros Piton can be seen in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Inniskilling Fusiliers: 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot (approx. 15.2 kilometers away in Castries); 27th Inniskilling Regiment (approx. 15.2 kilometers away in Castries); William Arthur Lewis (approx. 15.3 kilometers away in Castries); Government House Saint Lucia (approx. 16 kilometers away in Castries); World Wars Memorial (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in Castries); Sir William Arthur Lewis (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in Castries); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (approx. 16.6 kilometers away in Castries); Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles (approx. 17.7 kilometers away in Castries).
 
Categories. Environment
 
Another view of the Pitons with the town of Soufriere at the base. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 25, 2015
3. Another view of the Pitons with the town of Soufriere at the base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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