World Heritage competition to highlight Jurassic Coast
UNESCO, the global organisation responsible for awarding World Heritage Site status to the planet’s most significant landmarks, has launched a competition that will encourage youngsters from Dorset to become ambassadors for the iconic Jurassic Coast.
The stunning 95-mile stretch of coastline was given the title of World Heritage Site in 2001, and is still the only natural location in England to enjoy this prestigious status. Some of the area’s most abundant features can be found in the Lyme Regis area, with cliffs like the Blue Lias holding a plethora of ammonites and other fossils.
West Dorset District Council leader Robert Gould stated that the initiative will be a great way for those who enter to find out more about why the Jurassic Coast is seen as so special by so many people.
The competition is open to all those aged between 13 and 17 and will see groups of up to five go to London for the UK World Heritage Youth Summit in June.
Published on 21/03/2012.