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Ujung Kulon National Park. ©UNESCO 2009
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Ujung Kulon National Park

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Ujung Kulon

Located on the south-western tip of Java, Ujung Kulon ("West Point") first received protection in 1910, when it was made a hunting preserve. Eleven years later it was upgraded to a natural monument and wildlife reserve, and 1980 it had become one of the five national parks of Indonesia.

Soon after the Indonesian government adopted a UNESCO development plan for Ujung Kulon, UNESCO learnt that the direction of the park had authorized a hotel concession on the site's most sensitive spot. This video explains the actions taken to successfully stop such development and preserve the park.

This short video is part of Tides of Time, 2009, an interactive DVD that features eight of UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. (consult it here)

on this subject: Events at UNESCO and Jaeger-LeCoultre's Paris Boutique to mobilize support for Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean

Place/country: Indonesia
Type: Documentary
Credits: Manoel de Oliveira, director. Jaeger-LeCoultre, producer ; International Herald Tribune, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer.
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Library catalogue (UNESDOC): 219673

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