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Author quirkasher
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#16 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 03:36 | Edited by: quirkasher 
According to a report by the Chinese press, consideration of the Mt Songshan site for inscription has been deferred till next year. Apparently ICOMOS recommended the deferral because it has a different idea from the Chinese authorities about what Mt Songshan's cultural value ought to be.

Could another reason be that since Mt Wutai has already been inscribed as a cultural site, the Committee cannot inscribe another Chinese cultural site?

I guess I will not post the URL of the report since it is all in Chinese.

Author m_m
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#17 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 04:19 
could be. last year, israel had two sites nominated, but only the bahai'i sites got listed. the other one, the triple arch gate, is incidentally up for nomination again this year.

but in the case of israel, the reason why it had two then was the fact that the bahai'i one was deferred in the preceding year, hence, the nominated was carried over to the next session. in this case, one nomination was submitted as a mixed site and the other one a cultural site, but apparently, the mixed site did not meet iucn's approval. ironically, i personally considered mount song to have a better chance of being inscribed than mount wutai. mount song has the sacred mountain element, archaeological sites, shaolin monastery and philosophy and forest of steles. then again, given such a number of elements to work with, there are too many outstanding universal value themes which can be presented for mount song. hence, maybe there was a problem when it comes to organizing the information in the documents (e.g. lack of focus, too many elements, information overkill, etc.).

Author m_m
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#18 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 04:36 
just noticed that there was also a name change for the property name of thatta (pakistan).

Author Nem
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#19 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 04:42 | Edited by: Nem 
New on the Danger list:

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and Colombia's Los Katios National Park enter UNESCO's Danger List


http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/530/

and a mission to be sent to Canada:

http://savewatertonglacier.com/2009/06/unesco-votes-to-send-mission-to-waterton-glaci er-international-peace-park/

Author elsslots
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#20 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 07:16 
m_m:
just noticed that there was also a name change for the property name of thatta (pakistan).


Tubbataha also seems to have had a name change, due to its extension: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Author david
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#21 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:37 
Also Takht-I-Bahi has changed its name.

Author Solivagant
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#22 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:40 
It appears then that the Agenda Item of "Sites to be placed on the endangered list" has been concluded and Seville with its Pelli Tower has escaped despite the request from ICOMOS Spain as in
http://www.ecovast.ru/images/REPORT_SEVILLE.pdf
I wonder if that request was discussed - or was it carefully sidelined within/off the agenda as being a bit too embarrassing for the host city, its Spanish Madam Chairperson, ICOMOS and UNESCO!

Author quirkasher
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#23 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 08:52 
By the way, the Corbusier buildings are not inscribed too, according to this:

http://www.pddnet.com/news-ap-lead-tokyo-museum-misses-out-on-unesco-world-heri-06270 9/

Author elsslots
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#24 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 09:01 
Stoclet Palace has been inscribed, according to the Flemish radio news

Author elsslots
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#25 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 09:06 
david:
Also Takht-I-Bahi has changed its name.

I already had it registered as "Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol", it's the site's full name. It hasn't changed from that, or has it?

Author Nem
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#26 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 09:22 | Edited by: Nem 
I would suspect there are a number of stages to go through before Seville would be placed on the in danger list. There would be a monitoring mission (no idea if a decison has yet been taken on that) and then an official report; it would then be discussed next year. The state party would have to invite the mission.

It's all protocol and diplomacy! Sadly, at times it moves too slowly. However, the issue has at least been raised. It's now up to the WHC to act, if it feels it's appropriate. I doubt embarrassment would come into it.

The Corbusier buildings were very iffy for this year.

"Los Katios National Park was placed on the Danger List at the request of Colombia so as to help mobilize international support for the preservation of the property which is threatened by, notably, deforestation in areas inside and around the property due to the illegal extraction of timber. Inscribed in 1994 for its exceptional biological diversity, the site is also suffering from illegal fishing and hunting."

In this case, it sounds as though the state party has itself requested international help.

Author elsslots
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#27 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 14:20 | Edited by: elsslots 
Tower of Hercules & La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning are both in too.

The Roman remains of the Tower of Hercules itself probably weren't impressive (or well-preserved) enough, so the following are thrown in for free! : 'The site also features a sculpture park, the Monte dos Bicos rock carvings from the Iron Age and a Muslim cemetery.'....

Author Nem
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#28 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 14:51 | Edited by: Nem 
Stoclet sounds very interesting:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/531

As do the others:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/532

Tower of Hercules which is unique as it is the only lighthouse of Greco-Roman antiquity to have retained a measure of structural integrity and functional continuity.


What an interestng and diverse range!

Author m_m
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#29 | Posted: 27 Jun 2009 20:56 
welsh canal also inscribed: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/533

Author Nem
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#30 | Posted: 28 Jun 2009 02:17 | Edited by: Nem 

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