New World Heritage natural wonders

The World Heritage Committee added eight natural sites and 19 cultural sites to UNESCO's World Heritage List of cultural, natural, and mixed properties that have "outstanding universal value." The new natural sites include:

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* Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Canada)
* Mount Sanqingshan National Park (China)
* Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (France)
* Surtsey (Iceland), image at left
* Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
* Monarch Butterfly biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
* Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland)
* Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)

Twenty-seven World Heritage sites added (UNESCO), World Heritage 2008 photo gallery (UNESCO)