Qatar in the Middle East is one of the richest states in the world and a major exporter of natural gas and oil.
BIRN Fact-Check: As UNESCO Deadline Looms, what is North Macedonia Doing to Protect Ohrid?; Sinisa Jakov Marusic; Balkan Insight
By mid-next year the UN’s cultural organisation will again consider scrapping Ohrid’s prestigious world heritage site status – but despite the deadline, North Macedonia has little progress to show for.
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Spain’s government pledged to invest 350 million euros ($368 million) in the country’s Doñana wetlands, a UNESCO world heritage site that ecologists say is dying due to the misuse of water and climate change. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced the pledge Thursday during a visit to the Doñana National Park in southern Spain. A European Union court ruled last year that Spanish authorities had failed in their duty to protect the wetlands, and the government faces a hefty fine unless takes actions to preserve the ecosystem.
Azerbaijan is a unique country with several valuable landmarks of cultural and historical importance. Some of them have been recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites because of the need for their protection and preservation considering their uniqueness and importance to the collective interests of humanity.
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Any visitor wanting a unique Italian getaway in 2023, Emilia-Romagna offers a ‘slow travel experience’ and an abundance of incredible landscapes and cultural activities, ready to be explored.
How South Korea uses technology to bring together local residents and World Heritage sites; Jihon Kim; The Conversation
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.
Heritage sites across the country continue to elevate tourism and as a result, require even more protection and promotion…
China has launched a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, which was adopted on November 16, 1972. Now ratified by 194 countries, the Convention has produced a list of over 1,100 various heritage sites, 56 of which are in China.
On the Ponniyin Trail: Here are the five places that tread the path of the Cholas in Sri Lanka; Meenakshi J; New Indian Express
Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I or PS1 brings to life Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka’s stupas, lush forests and lotus-filled ponds.
Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Byculla railway station get UNESCO awards; Free Press Journal
Should the world resume co-operating with the Taliban on protecting Afghanistan’s heritage?; Sarvy Geranpayeh; The Art Newspaper
Spain’s capital city is evolving by the day with fresh touristic attractions from its first UNESCO World Heritage site to a wealth of new hotels and restaurants.
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.
German lawmakers have agreed a welfare reform to raise unemployment benefits and help train people who are out of work, with a view to addressing a skills shortage in Europe’s largest economy.
Dinosaur Provincial Park, known for as the world’s most diverse local for fossils, has been listed as one of UNESCO’s First 100 IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences) Geological Sites’ in the world.
Centered around Oshima (“Big Island”), this subtropical archipelago is often referred to as a living fossil, with its unique biodiversity earning it UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Here’s how to make the most of a visit to Amami Oshima.
Experience The Splendor Of India And Bangladesh On The World’s Longest River Cruise; Jared Ranahan; Forbes
This once-in-a-lifetime experience showcases the finest culture, landmarks, and wildlife found across South Asia.
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.