Inscription: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize)
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
N(ii) (iii) (iv)
The Committee inscribed the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System under natural criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv) as the largest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere, as a serial nomination consisting of seven sites. The Reef illustrates a classic example of reefs through fringing, barrier and atoll reef types. It commended the Belize authorities for having responded to the Bureau's request concerning the clarification on the boundaries of the nominated property, confirmation of the legal status of the different parts of the nomination and statements on the concerns on oil exploitation at the reef. The Committee took note of the request by the State Party to change the name for the nominated property to "Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System".