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Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site
Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO's World Heritage list hit a milestone of sorts last week when it proclaimed the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana as its 1,000th site. The African delta was among 26 new places on the globe singled out for recognition, including a first one in Myanmar and a new one in the U.S. The World Heritage Committee met for 10 days in Doha, Qatar, and approved the new natural and cultural treasures, according to an agency announcement. The meeting ended June 25 with a beefed up list of 1,007 sites in 161 countries. The inland Okavango Delta, one of the natural sites selected, doesn't empty into a sea or ocean. The Okavango River floods during bone-dry winter months and is home...

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