Tag: JP – Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan

World’s threatened places now protected by UNESCO; Frances Carruthers; Exploring

Photo: Ikeda_a

Every year since 1978, UNESCO has added new natural and cultural places to its World Heritage sites list and the organization has is expected to announced its newest additions for 2022 soon. In order to preserve locations’ “outstanding universal value”, the accolade provides enhanced protection against climate change and human development, as well as educating people about why these places are so special. From Korean tidal flats to a scenic Iranian railway, here are last year’s stunning additions.

Source: World’s threatened places now protected by UNESCO

Japan’s 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: New Additions Highlight Prehistory and Biodiversity; nippon.com

Photo: nippon.com

UNESCO registered two new World Heritage sites in Japan, one cultural and one natural, in July 2021, bringing the country’s total number to 25. The COVID-19 pandemic meant there were no new sites in 2020.

Source: Japan’s 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: New Additions Highlight Prehistory and Biodiversity