Mosaic Jurubatiba, Brazil
The Mosaic Jurubatiba includes the Jurubatiba National Park as well as a series of key conservation sites along the central-north coast of the Rio de Janerio state. One of the sites main drives for becoming a WHS is to ensure the currently vulnerable franciscana dolphins are not driven to extinction. The area is also an important habitat for the data deficient Guiana dolphins and regularly sees humpback whales in the area. With strong conservation units already in place, the Jurubatiba candidate site is actively working to preserve their local species whilst fulfilling several other WHS criteria.