The Great Barrier Reef should be included in a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger” from climate change, a United Nations committee said in a report Tuesday. Yes, but: Australia’s government said it will “strongly oppose” the recommendation by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Why it matters: If the the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem is placed on the “in danger” list, it would mark the first time a natural World Heritage-listed site has been included mainly due to the climate crisis, per the Guardian.
Thanks to a rapid, all-hands-on-deck government response, Vietnam has largely been spared the death and despair from the Covid pandemic that so many other nations have dealt with.
Wood Buffalo National Park one step closer to list of UNESCO world heritage sites in danger following calls to address Site C, oils ands impacts…
Casa Vicens was Gaudí’s first-ever commission in Barcelona and one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement.
UNESCO recently put further pressure on the UK government to address concerns about the controversial plan.
A 600-foot ‘garbage belt’ has taken over a Chinese UNESCO world heritage site and is overwhelming local herders tasked with cleaning it up; Matthew Loh; Insider
Years of trash building up in the tourist-filled region has littered the region with swathes of plastic bags, paint buckets, cans, and even dead sheep and yaks.
World Heritage Committee members are set to discuss the proposal to delete the city’s waterfront from the list next month.
Beijing has been secretly plotting with a China-chaired United Nations committee to have the environmental health status of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef downgraded.
Kaziranga National Park – Wildlife Sanctuary, Nearby Places to Stay, Best Time to Visit & How to Reach Info; Sentinel Assam
Kaziranga National Park is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India recognized for its unique natural environment. Explore here…
Manas National Park (Royal Tiger Reserve) – Wildlife Sanctuary, Places to Stay, Best Time to Visit & How to Reach; Sentinel Assam
Manas National Park is a magnificent place that exists in the districts of Bongaigaon & Barpeta, in the state of Assam. Check here…
Romania’s rise to popularity in Europe is due to its stunning scenery and budget-friendly options, opening up weekends away for visitors. Romania is a beautiful country, with breathtaking sandy beaches on the shores of the Black Sea, a forest-covered stretch of the Carpathian Mountains, and the largest delta in Europe filled with a variety of birds and animals. Romania’s natural wonders also include the largest population of brown bears in Europe and large bison reserves. Romania also has many hidden areas of natural beauty, including the second biggest underground glacier in Europe. Many travellers are more aware of Romania’s links to the famous gothic novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Source: 21 Romanian Landmarks
Jeddah has been a bustling port city for centuries and some of its oldest neighborhoods are even older than Saudi Arabia.
‘We’ll fight it out’: Bad blood threatens to flare over World Heritage park’s unresolved ownership; Ted O’Connor; ABC Kimberley
These stunning “beehive” formations amaze visitors but a standoff between groups claiming native title may be stopping the site from reaching its full tourism and cultural potential.
How Kenyans are resisting one of the largest development projects in East Africa; Dominic Kirui; Waging Nonviolence
After making little progress, climate justice organizers in Kenya joined with youth, farmers and women to fight for sustainable development.
AlUla, a city in the Medina region in the north west of Saudi Arabia, is an untouched and undiscovered destination. Here are five reasons to explore it…
The £2.5m Durham house with glorious views of the Cathedral, river and cricket club; Mike Kelly; Chronicle Live
Photo taken on June 17, 2021 shows a view of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The Alhambra Palace is a fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was inscribed onto the world heritage list in 1984 by UNESCO. Photo: Xinhua