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Azores: “Main” shipwreck and surroundings in Faial Island (Porto Pim).

Credit: Amusimage In 2022 the Azores Underwater Cultural Heritage (UWCH) was distinguished with the UNESCO label “European Heritage Site”. This distinction recognizes the importance of UWCH of Azores, made up of > 1000 documented shipwrecks. Azores is also the 1st archipelago in the world internationally certified as “Sustainable Destination” by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.  […]

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Martinique: Shipwrecks of “St Pierre” and surroundings (North UCNH site) & Shipwreck of “Nahoon” and surroundings (South UCNH site)

Credits: Eloïne ALEXANDRE Martinique belongs to the Antilles Sea basin, being part of the Lesser Antilles Island chain in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Despite of being the smallest of the French overseas territories, Martinique has one of the highest population densities in the Antilles. Its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian

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Madeira UWCNH site – “Prompt” shipwreck and surroundings in Funchal marine eco-Park.

Credits: Marco Medeiros | 2023 Of the 741 km2 area of Madeira Island, 2/3 are classified as nature reserves and a number of protected areas home to the Laurissilva Forest, an asset World Heritage Site awarded by UNESCO with the distinction of “Biosphere Reserve”, and some of the first marine protected areas and nature reserves

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