The extraordinary landscape of El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico with its sweeping dunes, huge volcanic craters and rich cultural heritage is the latest site to achieve World Heritage Status.

The decision was made Friday by the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

“I would like to congratulate to Mexico on listing the property on the World Heritage List,” Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, chairman of the 37th WHC session, said during the plenary session.

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