WHS in the News

Mountain Resort, Chengde Dinosaur footprints found in ancient Chinese imperial resort www.xinhuanet.com 06.12.19
Victoria Falls World famous Victoria Falls all but dries up in devastating drought metro.co.uk 05.12.19
Istanbul Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia www.theartnewspaper.com 04.12.19
Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T) Myanmar Called on to Protect 140-Year-Old Cultural Heritage Site From Tourist Damage www.irrawaddy.com 04.12.19
Gondwana Rainforests Unesco expresses concern over bushfire damage to Australia's Gondwana rainforests www.theguardian.com 03.12.19
Greater Blue Mountains Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area www.theguardian.com 03.12.19
Hallstatt-Dachstein Austria's Hallstatt hit by major fire www.dw.com 01.12.19
Wanuskewin (T) Wanuskewin Heritage Park one step closer to world heritage site designation www.ckom.com 29.11.19
Tikal National Park Two tourists are caught defacing 1,300-year-old Mayan temple by carving their initials into the wall www.dailymail.co.uk 28.11.19
Ancient Kyoto 44-yr-old nabbed over graffiti at World Heritage temple in ancient capital Kyoto mainichi.jp 26.11.19
Papahanaumokuakea Pacific bird refuge at Midway Atoll struggles as ocean garbage patch grows apnews.com 19.11.19
Pyramids (Memphis) Experts crack mystery of ancient Egypt’s sacred bird mummies www.theguardian.com 16.11.19
Angkor Cambodia’s Angkor Temple Complex Ending Elephant Rides www.nytimes.com 14.11.19
Çatalhöyük Human Tooth Jewelry Discovered At Neolithic Site In Turkey www.forbes.com 14.11.19
Venice and its Lagoon Venice floods: The historic sites affected www.bbc.com 14.11.19
Pantanal Fires Are Ravaging Brazil's Pantanal time.com 08.11.19
Amphitheater of El Jem U.S. grants 430,000 USD fund to restore Tunisian archaeological site www.xinhuanet.com 08.11.19
Mana Pools Severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife in Mana Pools www.koaa.com 08.11.19
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem: Israel approves controversial Old City cable car plan www.bbc.com 06.11.19
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal gets its own air purifiers as India chokes on smog edition.cnn.com 06.11.19
Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T) Foreign tourists among eight stabbed in Jerash www.theguardian.com 06.11.19
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Gang burgle French cathedral after ramming door news.artnet.com 05.11.19
Urnes Stave Church Norway’s Historic Stave Churches Are Even Older Than Previously Thought www.forbes.com 04.11.19
Gusuku of Ryukyu Shuri Castle, a symbol of Okinawa, destroyed in fire www.japantimes.co.jp 30.10.19
Shiretoko Japan removing dams for salmon river restoration www.seafoodsource.com 29.10.19
Grand-Bassam UNESCO deploys emergency mission to evaluate impact of floods in Historic Town of Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire whc.unesco.org 25.10.19
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Feral pigs put UNESCO world heritage site Budj Bim at risk of 'tremendous damage' www.abc.net.au 23.10.19
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Turin firefighters handle blaze at Cavallerizza Reale www.euronews.com 22.10.19
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands One of Cinque Terre’s most famous routes is about to reopen www.lonelyplanet.com 21.10.19
Mesa Verde Finland Agrees To Return Remains, Some Items Taken From Mesa Verde In 19th Century www.nationalparkstraveler.org 20.10.19
Kutna Hora Czech Republic’s famous Kutná Hora “bone church” to ban photography as of 2020 news.expats.cz 17.10.19
Hampi Heavy rains cause partial collapse of Hampi heritage structure www.thenewsminute.com 15.10.19
Pompei Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii phys.org 12.10.19
La chefferie de Bafut (T) Soldiers Fire On, Loot Bafut Royal Palace www.hrw.org 11.10.19
Pompei Hidden writing revealed on ancient scroll buried in same ash as Pompeii www.sciencemag.org 09.10.19
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch The mighty Aletsch -- the largest glacier in the Alps -- could completely disappear by the end of this century today.rtl.lu 09.10.19
Thingvellir Diving in Þingvellir Could Jeopardise UNESCO Status www.icelandreview.com 08.10.19
Archaeological Site of Arslantepe (T) 5,700-year-old child skeleton discovered at Arslantepe Mound in Turkey www.dailysabah.com 06.10.19
Machu Picchu Research Suggests Machu Picchu Was Purposely Built On Top of Intersecting Fault Lines www.smithsonianmag.com 05.10.19
Komodo National Park Indonesia cancels Komodo island closure, saying tourists are no threat to dragons www.theguardian.com 02.10.19
Timna (T) Egyptians Provided Technological Leap For Edomite Kingdom www.ancient-origins.net 23.09.19
Imperial Tombs Ancient emperor tomb's guardian statues to get "facelift" www.xinhuanet.com 21.09.19
Trang An Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from world heritage site e.vnexpress.net 21.09.19
Hampi Bengaluru man held for toppling pillars at Hampi www.thenewsminute.com 21.09.19
Versailles Climate Change Is Devastating the Lush Gardens of Versailles www.bloomberg.com 20.09.19
Tiwanaku Pre-Hispanic vessels over 1,400 years old have been found in the center of Bolivia's Tiwanaku ruins abcnews.go.com 20.09.19
City of Bath Bath World Heritage Centre to open in 2020 with underground access to Roman Baths www.somersetlive.co.uk 20.09.19
Blenheim Palace £4.8m golden lavatory stolen from Blenheim Palace www.telegraph.co.uk 16.09.19
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal to open on selected nights edition.cnn.com 12.09.19
Kinderdijk Royal opening for new visitors centre at Kinderdijk whc.unesco.org 11.09.19