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Author Durian
#646 | Posted: 27 Sep 2017 22:16 | Edited by: Durian 
India - Gandikota

Marketing Minister said that the Gandikota fort would get the UNESCO World Heritage status by a month!! maybe just a marketing plan

Author Durian
#647 | Posted: 1 Oct 2017 23:32 | Edited by: Durian 
Vietnam - List of proposed sites by local governments

- Archaeological Site of Eo-Ba Thee
- Cat Tien Archaeological Site
- Dong Van Plateau (recommended as an extension of South China Karst by IUCN)
- Co Loa Citadel in Hanoi
- Cham Towers in Binh Dinh and Ninh Thuan Provinces
- Vinh Moc Tunnel, a complex of bomb shelters for the whole village during Vietnam War E1%BB%87t_Nam

Author tirtha22
#648 | Posted: 10 Oct 2017 05:29 
Latin quarter of Panaji and Ribandar as an extension of Old Goa churches and convents, petroglyphs at Pansaimol (Quepem), Mauxi (Satari) and Cazur (Quepem) and the fertile khazan lands of Goa(India) es/articleshow/60931062.cms

Author vantcj1
#649 | Posted: 10 Oct 2017 14:10 
In the article says that Nicaragua will send for consideration the volcanic lagoons that lay in its Pacific rim side, on the basis of their biodiversity. Of course, this is not yet on the TList, so probably the article refers to the inclusion of that list.

There are two of these volcanoes mentioned: the lagoon of the Cosigüina volcano caldera (which produced a cataclysmic eruption in 1835) and the Apoyo lagoon (a popular tourist spot). It is not mentioned the near Masaya volcano and its lava lagoon (already on TList since 1995) which most probably, wouldn't apply on the basis of biodiversity, but on geological interest.

I find it great that our neighbor, which has only 2 WHS, intends to nominate additional sites in the future. I find it however very curious that all of the sites that have been proposed/ mentioned recently are on the Pacific side of this country.

In the Caribbean side of the country there are a couple of TList sites (Bosawás and Miskitos Keys), but there could be a higher potential to nominate other natural sites. Indeed, IUCN's Filling the Gaps report, in its conclusions, mentions the "Mosquito Coast forest along the Nicaraguan Coast" as a priority for Central and South America. This would be represented by a potential nomination of the huge conservation complex on its southern border (that includes Indio Maíz Biological Reserve and Punta Gorda Natural Reserve, and could also include the Tortuguero National Park and Barra del Colorado Biological Refuge, across the border in Costa Rica). As there are indications that the crazy idea of the Nicaragua Canal has become stagnant, there is maybe potential for conservation. -de-la-humanidad-20171009-0106.html

Author winterkjm
#650 | Posted: 22 Oct 2017 21:46 

Author Durian
#651 | Posted: 27 Oct 2017 11:00 

Author Durian
#652 | Posted: 27 Oct 2017 11:14 
Japan : Daimyo Japanese Gardens

10 famous japanese gardens around Japan are planing to form group to promote the nomination of WHS.

Author elsslots
#653 | Posted: 28 Oct 2017 12:26 

Author winterkjm
#654 | Posted: 28 Oct 2017 22:08 
Joint Kazakh/Russian nomination

Subtle information from a Russian News Agency.

"As of 2017, the list contains 29 natural and architectural objects in Russia." (28 + Crimean WHS)

The Global Heritage List, which began in 1972, contains 1,073 objects in 165 countries. (167 countries - Kosovo & ?????)

Author winterkjm
#655 | Posted: 29 Oct 2017 16:20 
Sverdlovsk City of Chekists (Russia)

Erzi Nature Reserve (Russia)

Author Assif
#656 | Posted: 31 Oct 2017 08:42 | Edited by: Assif 
Burrup Peninsula (Australia)

I have just stumbled on an official study made by the Australian government to justify the OUV of the Burrup Peninsula as a preparation of its WHS nomination. Interestingly, the study does not try to downsize the effects of industry, but suggests nonetheless that OUV is at hand. /files/outstanding-universal-values-may2012.pdf

Author jonathanfr
#657 | Posted: 1 Nov 2017 05:31 | Edited by: jonathanfr 

Author Durian
#658 | Posted: 1 Nov 2017 08:53 

Author jonathanfr
#659 | Posted: 1 Nov 2017 11:13 | Edited by: jonathanfr 
UK : Middlesbrough, Newport and Warrington Transporter Bridges

This should therefore be an international extension of the Spanish bridge already inscribed, to become a serial transnational (and even transcontinental) property.
A French bridge ("Martrou") should be concerned:
Rochefort is already on the Tentative List for another reason.
I believe that there is a total of seven such bridges in the world, the other two being in Germany and Argentina.

Author Solivagant
#660 | Posted: 1 Nov 2017 12:08 | Edited by: Solivagant 
We have been following this under various topics since April 2013!
See here for search result =search&searchGo=1

Here is the report of the English (sorry - "Welsh"!!) representative on the "jolly" to Buenos Aires the other week!!! (Don't worry jonathanfr - France was involved!!!) nsporter_Bridge_travels_to_Argentina_for_congress/

I see the 2 people who went had to "beg" to get the money to go to the event! r_Bridge_fight_for_World_Heritage_Site_status/

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