Australia vows to protect coral reef after UN panel suggests ‘in danger’ list; EFE

Photo: La Prensa Latina

Australia Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef after the United Nations cultural agency recommended that the world’s biggest coral reef system be listed as a heritage site “in danger.” The reef, which spans over 2,300 km (1430 miles) along the northeastern coast of Australia, and was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1981, has become vulnerable to mass bleaching due to the climate crisis.

Source: Australia vows to protect coral reef after UN panel suggests ‘in danger’ list – La Prensa Latina Media

Embracing The World Around Us: Travel Trends Report 2023, Part 1; Angelina Villa-Clarke; Forbes

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In this first in a series of articles, Angelina Villa-Clarke talks to travel experts about how we will travel next year and beyond. Today, Angelina looks at the rising trend of looking for a feeling of familiarity when travelling, and the quest to follow a path less travelled.

Source: Embracing The World Around Us: Travel Trends Report 2023, Part 1

How South Korea uses technology to bring together local residents and World Heritage sites; Jihon Kim; The Conversation

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To boost their attractiveness to tourists and residents alike, in 2020 the towns of Gongju and Buyeo – once Imperial capitals – launched the “Smart Town Challenge” to link online and offline services.

Source: How South Korea uses technology to bring together local residents and World Heritage sites

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger; Business Standard

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A UN-backed mission to the Great Barrier Reef has said that the world’s biggest coral reef system should be placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger. The long-awaited report on the 10-day mission that took place in March said climate change was presenting a “serious challenge” to the values that saw the reef inscribed as a global wonder in 1981, reports Guardian.

Source: Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger

The Italian city where the houses are fit for royalty; Julia Buckley; CNN

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It’s the Italian city home to palaces so spectacular that they’re UNESCO World Heritage sites. A city that was once home to so much wealth that the local aristocracy lived in environments literally fit for a king, and the place where Rubens began his great artistic career.

Source: The Italian city where the houses are fit for royalty

Free visit to the Ho Dynasty Citadel; hanguyen0409; VietReader

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On the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, the Ho Dynasty citadel will offer free admission for visitors on November 23. According to Nguyen Van Long, deputy director of the Ho Dynasty Citadel Heritage Conservation Center, the decision to exempt tickets is also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Source: Free visit to the Ho Dynasty Citadel