The 8 New Natural Wonders of the World

I was reading my daily dose of Early to Rise and found this post to be of interest.  Some of the items are new to me, but learning about our world, especially nature, is the best.  I love monarch butterflies. Which is your favorite?

It’s Fun to Know: The 8 New Natural Wonders of the World

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added eight new entries to its World Heritage List, which denotes cultural and natural sites that are deemed of value to humanity. The new entries join 878 sites in 145 countries.

1. Joggins Fossil Cliffs (Canada) – site of a plethora of fossilized animal and plant remains

2. Mount Sanqingshan National Park (China) – home of unusual granite formations

3. Lagoons of New Caledonia (France) – a system of reefs with tremendous coral and animal diversity

4. Surtsey (Iceland) – an island created by volcanic eruption in the 1960s

5. Saryarka (Kazakhstan) – a vast grassland that’s home to several endangered species

6. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (Mexico) – the winter home of this migrating insect

7. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (Switzerland) – valued by scientists for its geologic features

8. Socotra Archipelago (Yemen) – known as the Galapagos Islands of the Indian Ocean for its plant and animal diversity

(Source: LiveScience)