Selection criteria of world heritage site

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Selection Criteria of World Heritage Site
Cultural criteria:
I. "represents a masterpiece of human creative genius"
II. "exhibits an important interchange of human values, over a span oftime, or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning, or landscape design"
III. "bears a unique or exceptional testimonyto a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared"
IV. "is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble orlandscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history"
V. "is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, orhuman interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change"
VI. "is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions,with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal” (Wikipedia)
Natural criteria:
VII. “to contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptionalnatural beauty and aesthetic importance”
VIII. “to be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geologicalprocesses in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features”
IX. “to be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processesin the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals”
X. “to contain the most important and significant naturalhabitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation” (UNESCO)
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