Declaration of Seville
"The nine mountain systems that make up the Dolomites World Heritage Site include a series of unique mountain landscapes of exceptional natural beauty.
Their spectacularly vertical and pale peaks present a variety of sculptural forms that is extraordinary in the world context. These mountains also possess a set of values of international importance for earth sciences.
The quantity and concentration of extremely varied carbon formations is extraordinary in the world, and at the same time the superbly exposed geology provides an insight into marine life in the Triassic period, the day after the greatest extinction ever remembered in the history of life on Earth.
The sublime, monumental and colourful landscapes of the Dolomites have always attracted a multitude of travellers and have been the source of countless scientific and artistic interpretations of their values".
(UNESCO, World Heritage Committee - Seville, 26 June 2009)