World Heritage

Julia, founder of XplorMor, is a member of the Our Place Team, an organization partnered with UNESCO to document cultural and natural locations around the world to promote preservation and create an archival record. The Team endeavors to capture the human dimension of a site as well as its important physical elements. The Our Place World Heritage Collection is considered the “first official World Heritage Photographic databank” by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Julia’s photographic work has focused on the following World Heritage Sites since 2014:

Julia, our lead photographer, is currently on location in Southeast Asia, photographing Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 668, and Myanmar’s Pyu Ancient Cities, entered as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 1444.

Temple of Preah Vihear in Cambodia, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 1224

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Everglades National Park in South Florida, USA, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 76

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Darien National Park in Eastern Panama, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 159

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Old Havana and its Fortification System in Cuba, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 204

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XplorMor International and the Entomology Department of the University of Georgia conducted the Cuba Entomology Research Expedition in May 2015. The expedition was a photographic field survey of insects in three diverse regions of Cuba: Cienega de Zapata National Park, Vinales Valley and Guanahacabibes National Park. These national parks are either designated World Heritage Sites or are nominated on the Tentative List.

Cienaga de Zapata National Park in Cuba, is on the Tentative List as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 1801

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Vinales Valley in western Cuba, designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 840

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Guanahacabibes National Park in Cuba, is on the Tentative List as part of UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 1802 titled Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean

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Look for more heritage sites to be added later this year as the XplorMor Team will participate in various UNESCO projects. The Team will be documenting these sites through photography and videography for archival and promotional purposes, as well as participating in preservation and conservation efforts.