FEBRUARY 2017

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

Switzerland

The extension of the natural World Heritage property of Jungfrau - Aletsch - Bietschhorn expands the site to 82,400 ha., up from 53,900 ha. It’s an outstanding example of the formation of the High Alps, including the largest glacier in Eurasia. It features a wide diversity of ecosystems, including successional stages due to the retreat of glaciers resulting from climate change, important for studying this and the ecological and biological processes it illustrates. Its landscape has played an important role in European ar t, l i terature, mountaineering and alpine tourism.