24. 블루와 존 크로우 산맥(자메이카/자메이카 첫 세계유산)

Blue and John Crow Mountains

Jamaica
N18 4 39 W76 34 16
Date of Inscription: 2015
Criteria: (iii)(vi)(x)
Property : 26,252 ha 
Buffer zone: 28,494 ha
Ref: 1356rev

The site encompasses a rugged and extensively forested mountainous region in the south-east of Jamaica, which provided refuge first for the indigenous Tainos fleeing slavery and then for Maroons (former enslaved peoples). They resisted the European colonial system in this isolated region by establishing a network of trails, hiding places and settlements, which form the Nanny Town Heritage Route. The forests offered the Maroons everything they needed for their survival. They developed strong spiritual connections with the mountains, still manifest through the intangible cultural legacy of, for example, religious rites, traditional medicine and dances. The site is also a biodiversity hotspot for the Caribbean Islands with a high proportion of endemic plant species, especially lichens, mosses and certain flowering plants.

Jamaica-UNESCO2015 World Heritage