Cathedral to partially reopen grounds; Lydia Chantler-Hicks; Kent Online

Canterbury Cathedral is partially reopening its picturesque grounds to give visitors opportunity to enjoy its open spaces for free.

Source: Cathedral to partially reopen grounds

Some Wild Inspiration on World Environment Day; Puneet K Paliwal; Outlook India

Here are 4 Biodiversity Hotspots for the nature lover in you!

Source: Some Wild Inspiration on World Environment Day

Cyclone Amphan makes landfall across Sundarbans World Heritage properties (Bangladesh, India); Unesco

Source: Cyclone Amphan makes landfall across Sundarbans World Heritage properties (Bangladesh, India)

Digital Mycenae; Zoe Smith; University of Cambridge

Digital Mycenae: Explore the ancient Greek city of Mycenae in a newly released digital archive.

Source: Digital Mycenae

World heritage in Turkey: Pergamon, living proof of ancient Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans; Asene Asanova; Daily Sabah

Source: World heritage in Turkey: Pergamon, living proof of ancient Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans

The 10 most striking landscapes in the world (not in New Zealand); Lara Grant; Stuff

When we get to travel outside of NZ, here’s some spectacular inspiration.

Source: The 10 most striking landscapes in the world (not in New Zealand)

Historic Bath – Gateway to the West Country; Adrian York; London Unattached

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How to have a great staycation this summer in Switzerland; Time Out

With so much choice on offer, staying put is the new going away…

Source: How to have a great staycation this summer in Switzerland

‘Sleeping giant’ Jodrell Bank begins post-lockdown reawakening; The IET

The iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory at The University of Manchester is taking its first major steps to resume operations after lockdown as part of what its University owners describe as probably the biggest ‘reboot’ in the history of astrophysics.

Source: ‘Sleeping giant’ Jodrell Bank begins post-lockdown reawakening

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers most extensive coral bleaching; Reuters

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffered its most extensive coral bleaching event in March, with scientists fearing the coral recovers less each time after the third bleaching in five years. February 2020 was the hottest month on record since records began in 1900, Terry Hughes, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, told Reuters.

Source: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers most extensive coral bleaching

Call for review of decision to close Sceilg Mhichíl; Paschal Sheehy; RTE

There have been calls for the Office of Public Works to review its decision to close access to Sceilg Mhicíl for the year.

Source: Call for review of decision to close Sceilg Mhichíl

Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park; Hannah Beech & Muktita Suhartono; New York Times

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It’s time for the Sundarbans; Haseeb Md Irfanullah; Daily Star

Well, the Sundar-bans has done it again! As it has been doing for hundreds of years. This time, it took the blow of super-cyclone Amphan and saved us from severe devastation.

Source: It’s time for the Sundarbans

Beautiful San Marino is one of the world’s smallest countries; Norman Llamas; Stars and Stripes

San Marino is full of superlatives.

Source: Beautiful San Marino is one of the world’s smallest countries

Exclusive Interview With Angela Slater Of Hayes Garden World; Reena Patel; Luxurious Magazine

Lockdown luxury living: Reena Patel taps into the expertise of Hayes Garden World’s horticultural expert, Angela Slater on how to make the most of it.

Source: Exclusive Interview With Angela Slater Of Hayes Garden World

Summer in the Hills; Siddharth Ganguly; Outlook

These offbeat mountain towns provide safe and serene summer holiday options…

Source: Summer in the Hills

A salt mine in Poland contains a chapel and chandeliers made of salt; Claire Toureille; Daily Mail

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, near Krakow, was built during the 13th century and is entirely carved in salt. It contains 2,000 rooms, a breath-taking chapel, function chandeliers and a lake.

Source: A salt mine in Poland contains a chapel and chandeliers made of salt

Mauritania’s former desert jewel, forgotten and fading; AFP

A few centuries ago, Tichitt was a citadel of trade where Saharan merchants bearing gold, salt and cloth would stop to water their camels and haggle. The trans-Saharan caravan route that flourished between the 11th and 19th centuries brought a steady stream of traders to Tichitt, en route to Timbuktu and settlements in the Niger river basin.

Source: Mauritania’s former desert jewel, forgotten and fading

Entries invited for Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards; VietNamNet

The eighth Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards is accepting entries from both amateur and professional photographers living in Vietnam and abroad from June 1 to the end of August.

Source: Entries invited for Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards – VietNamNet

Auschwitz museum issues plea for donations to make up for revenue lost during coronavirus crisis; Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The memorial has lost over half of its budget.

Source: Auschwitz museum issues plea for donations to make up for revenue lost during coronavirus crisis – Jewish Telegraphic Agency