WHS in the News

Bagan Archaeological Survey of India Begins Restoring Five Buddhist Pagodas in Bagan www.buddhistdoor.net 03.04.20
Fossil Hominid Sites Earliest known skull of Homo erectus unearthed at Drimolen www.heritagedaily.com 03.04.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Amid COVID-19 Closures, Egypt Sanitizes the Giza Pyramids www.smithsonianmag.com 02.04.20
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef hit by third major bleaching event in five years www.nbcnews.com 24.03.20
Te Wahipounamu New Zealand's most famous tree, 'That Wanaka Tree,' vandalized edition.cnn.com 20.03.20
Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall closes for first time for renovations archpaper.com 17.03.20
Göbekli Tepe Large number of visitors drives conservation focus in Göbeklitepe www.hurriyetdailynews.com 10.03.20
Port of Banbhore (T) Largest Ancient Ivory Factory Discovered In Bhanbhore www.ancient-origins.net 07.03.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt reopens its oldest pyramid after 14-year restoration www.aljazeera.com 06.03.20
Rapa Nui Anger on Easter Island after truck crashes into sacred stone statue www.theguardian.com 05.03.20
San Antonio Missions Ruins at Mission San José undergoing restoration www.expressnews.com 03.03.20
Ancient Nara Pagoda at World Heritage temple in Nara to undergo repairs for 1st time in 120 years mainichi.jp 01.03.20
Sun Temple, Konarak Soon, you can walk through interiors of Konark Sun Temple, now sealed with sand www.newindianexpress.com 01.03.20
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites New genus of Australian lion discovered in Queensland's Riversleigh World Heritage fossil site www.abc.net.au 29.02.20
Medina of Tunis Citizens step in to revive Tunis crumbling old town www.reuters.com 27.02.20
Bamiyan Valley Preparing the Removal of Bamiyan from the List of World Heritage in Danger menafn.com 27.02.20
El Pinacate UNESCO urged to protect El Pinacate WHS threatened by border wall construction cronkitenews.azpbs.org 27.02.20
Giant's Causeway Rockfalls and landslides affecting Giant's Causeway news.causewaycoastcommunity.co.uk 25.02.20
Borobudur Borobudur Closes Several Tourist Areas Due to Visitors Negligence en.tempo.co 24.02.20
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings School of Architecture at Taliesin to Close after 88 Years apnews.com 21.02.20
Rome Hypogeum with sarcophagus found in Forum www.ansa.it 20.02.20
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem: Jordan condemns Israeli Western Wall railway plan www.bbc.com 19.02.20
Erbil Citadel Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel www.theartnewspaper.com 19.02.20
Pompei Pompeii's House of Lovers reopens to public after 40 years www.theguardian.com 18.02.20
Moenjodaro What's in a name?: The curious case of Mo(h)(a)(e)njo Daro tribune.com.pk 18.02.20
Al Ain Al Ain opens new archeological tourist attraction www.arabianbusiness.com 17.02.20
Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T) Garmisch-Partenkirchen bewirbt sich um den Unesco-Weltkulturerbe-Titel. Manche Einheimische packt das kalte Grausen. www.spiegel.de 17.02.20
Westminster The full extent of World War II damage to Big Ben has only just been discovered edition.cnn.com 14.02.20
Rideau Canal UNESCO wants Château hotel addition re-assessed 'before any irrevocable decisions are made' ottawacitizen.com 13.02.20
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) (T) Four mountain gorillas die in Mgahinga National Park www.monitor.co.ug 08.02.20
Galapagos Islands Partial descendant of 'Lonesome George' species found near volcano news.sky.com 08.02.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve At famed Mexican butterfly reserve, second worker found dead kfgo.com 02.02.20
Machu Picchu Peru to install Cameras at Machu Picchu www.newsweek.com 23.01.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Mexico butterfly conservationist's disappearance sparks alarm www.bbc.com 22.01.20
Greater Blue Mountains Firefighters save endangered Wollemi pines from NSW bushfires www.theguardian.com 19.01.20
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Budj Bim Cultural Landscape fire reveals new sections of ancient aquatic system www.abc.net.au 19.01.20
Machu Picchu Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area www.france24.com 14.01.20
Elephanta Caves The ancient carvings at Elephanta Caves are fading, and no one cares www.thehindu.com 06.01.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Climate change is playing havoc with Mexico's monarch butterfly migration www.washingtonpost.com 06.01.20
Ancient Thebes UNESCO Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir egyptianstreets.com 03.01.20
Mount Sanqingshan Hefty fines and prison sentence for trio who scaled "Giant Python" at Sanqing Mountain news.cgtn.com 01.01.20
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Budj Bim continues to burn after lightening strike on Saturday www.standard.net.au 01.01.20
Greater Blue Mountains Bushfire smoke hides Australia's 'Three Sisters', tourists photograph billboard www.reuters.com 28.12.19
Tasmanian Wilderness 835 hectares burnt in Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area in state's South-West www.theadvocate.com.au 25.12.19
Galapagos Islands State of Emergency in Ecuador From Diesel Spill on Galapagos www.voanews.com 22.12.19
White Sands National Monument (T) White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is now White Sands National Park. mashable.com 22.12.19
Lenggong Valley Lenggong Valley is in peril www.thestar.com.my 21.12.19
Fanjingshan Big data assists tourism at China's world heritage site news.cgtn.com 20.12.19
Moenjodaro Heritage ignored: With no flights, Mohenjo Daro at risk of being forgotten tribune.com.pk 15.12.19
Necropolis of Bet She'arim Israeli UNESCO World Heritage Site Vandalized With Graffiti www.haaretz.com 15.12.19