PHOTO EXHIBIT: Coral Reefs on UNESCO's World Heritage List
An exhibit of the world’s most iconic coral reef systems at the Aquarium of Paris.
The display sheds light on the condition of these coral reef systems, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Through a series of photos, virtual reality experiences, films and educational activities for children, the exhibit will raise awareness of the unique diversity of these reefs and the impacts of climate change on them.
The new exhibit, which will run for two months until 6 December 2017, aims to improve understanding of the impacts of climate change on the globes’ most treasured coral reefs among the public at large. Visitors will be taken on a journey and discover the exceptionally rich diversity of these reefs and learn about the day-to-day work of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre to help safeguard them for future generations. Throughout the exhibit, adults and children will be able to engage with specially trained staff to record their #myoceanpledge – a movement launched by children from UNESCO’s marine World Heritage sites at the United Nations General Assembly, New York, during the high-level World Oceans Day celebrations on 8th June.
The exhibit is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Aquarium of Paris and its partners, as well as the French Agency for Biodiversity. Pictures have been generously provided by The Ocean Agency and World Heritage marine sites. Virtual Reality films have been provided by Seaview 360.