Marine World Heritage Sites

Marine World Heritage is a prestigious list of 43 marine ecosystems and biodiversity treasures. Recognition of marine World Heritage only began in 1981 with the inscription of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the World Heritage List. The two new sites mark an important milestone in the World Heritage Marine Programme’s mission to protect the highest quality and most iconic natural and cultural sites for future generations.

Explore the sites by location in the map below, and find out more in our Marine World Heritage slideshow.