The other World Heritage Sites in danger alongside Liverpool; Alistair Houghton; Liverpool Echo


Libya – Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna

Other endangered sites include ones in Libya, Iraq and Syria.

Liverpool’s World Heritage Site is still in danger – but it is in some remarkable company.

There are 55 sites worldwide on Unesco’s danger list – from ancient cities in war zones to rainforests threatened by logging and mining.

Liverpool is on the List of World Heritage in Danger because Unesco is worried new developments – especially the £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme – could threaten the very things that make the city’s World Heritage Site so special.

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee will meet again in Poland in July and may decide that “Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City” is no longer endangered.

This week Liverpool council will approve a new management plan for the site as part of an effort to persuade Unesco to remove Liverpool from the danger list.

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