Mont-Perdu site is registered on the Worldwide Heritage list since 1997
176 countries aknowledge the Convention of November 16, 1972 regarding the protection and enhancement of the World wide natural and cultural Heritage
The sites registered on the World Heritage list are so outstanding that "their lose or damage would be juged as a real disaster for the mumanity".
These sites belong to the universal values and their preservation is full of interest for the whole humanity. Besides they are the most representative of their cultural and natural heritage range.
The crossborder Mount Perdu massif has been registered on the World Heritage list since December 6, 1997 for both "natural and cultural" landscape criteria.
Among the 754 sites registered on the World Heritage list (December 1999) only twenty three -six only in Europa- have been awarded for this dual aspect:
The Committee inscribed the site under natural criteria (i) and (iii). The calcareous massif of the Mount Perdu displays classic geological land forms, including deep canyons and spectacular cirque walls. It is also an outstanding scenic landscape with meadows, lakes, caves and forests on mountain slopes. In addition, the area is of high interest to science and conservation.
Mont-Perdu Patrimoine Mondial - Worldwide Heritage list - 14/01/2002