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Eleven of Europe’s best-known traditional spas have been added to the Unesco World Heritage list this week.
UNESCO added Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands to its list of world heritage sites on July 26. This is the first Georgian site added to the list for its natural attributes. It includes 1,100 species of vascular and non-vascular plants, including 44 threatened species, some 500 varieties of vertebrates and harbors 19 threatened animal species, including the Colchich Sturgeon, said UNESCO.
A vast forest complex in Thailand has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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Ramappa temple, a 13th century temple named after its architect, Ramappa, was proposed by the government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019. Even so, the temple has been in UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014.
On 25 July 2021, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Quanzhou: Emporium of the World, China onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 44th session held online and chaired from Fuzhou, China.
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The Trump administration’s rapid construction of the barrier threatened the habitats of jaguars and other flora and fauna in both countries.
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UNESCO has deferred its decision on the label to 2022 after objections from the Australian government.
The views of Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende command premium prices that luxury homebuyers happily pay.
The Salonga National Park in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been removed from UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger. This is an early decision according to environmental activists, who continue to call for the cancellation of oil concessions granted in the Salonga and Virunga parks by the DRC government.
Eleven European spa towns have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Find out more about these unique health resorts here.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Trans-Iranian Railway into its World Heritage List, said the Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development.
Two popular tourist destinations in Madrid just joined the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has formally requested that the Albanian government “urgently” halt all work on the Gjirokaster Bypass until a mission has assessed the impact of the project on the value of the city as a World Heritage Site. A draft resolution was published by UNESCO last week. It spoke of the “very worrying situation” in Gjirokaster as the bypass appears to already be under construction.
Telangana’s Ramappa Temple bags UNESCO World heritage tag; Here’s everything you need to know; Financial Express
Calling the iconic Ramappa Temple a showcase of the “outstanding craftsmanship of the Kakatiya dynasty”, PM Modi asked his countrymen to visit the place of historical importance and get ‘first-hand experience of its grandness.
The 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, convening in the Chinese city of Fuzhou, has added several sites to its World Heritage list. Here is a selection.
Four protected areas preserving wetlands and rainforests in Georgia’s west will join the likes of Yellowstone National Park and Swiss Alps on the UNESCO World Heritage List, after the 2021 World Heritage Committee of the body selected them for inclusion on the coveted roster on Monday.
Two new French sites were added to the Unesco’s World Heritage List on Saturday 24 July: the Cordouan lighthouse, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary, and the town of Vichy, “Queen of the water cities”. Battered by the wind and swell for 400 years and nicknamed the “king of lighthouses”, France’s Cordouan beacon on Saturday won recognition from Unesco.The lighthouse, which was added to Unesco’s World Heritage List on Saturday, is the last to be inhabited in France and only the second after Spain’s La Coruna to win the plaudit from the world heritage body.