Premier Congratulates Joggins on World Heritage Site Designation

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald congratulated the residents of Joggins on their successful bid have the fossil cliffs designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs received the prestigious designation on July 7. “All Nova Scotians owe a debt of gratitude to the many people in the Joggins area who have worked tirelessly to show the World Heritage Committee how special and unique the Joggins fossil cliffs are,” said Premier MacDonald. “The newly opened Joggins Fossil Centre, together with this important designation, will provide an opportunity for scientists, Nova Scotians and visitors from around the world to understand an important stage of the earth’s history.” The exposed layers of rock of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs reveal the world’s most complete fossil record of the coal age, 300 million years ago. “For years, the people of Joggins have protected and conserved this natural treasure,” said the premier. “Their careful stewardship, aided by the UNESCO designation, means many future generations will have the opportunity to study this unique piece of geological history.”last_img