WHS in the News

Fraser Island Toddler recovering after emergency skull surgery to treat dingo attack www.news.com.au 22.04.19
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Canada avalanche: Three elite climbers believed killed in Rockies www.bbc.com 20.04.19
Acropolis Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact www.startribune.com 18.04.19
Paris, Banks of the Seine Notre Dame on fire www.bbc.com 15.04.19
Simien National Park Ethiopia's 'Roof of Africa' forest burns: Israel joins fire combat www.africanews.com 14.04.19
Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley (T) Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines www.bbc.com 14.04.19
Neolithic Orkney World-renowned Ring of Brodgar stone circle vandalised in Orkney www.theguardian.com 12.04.19
Vegaøyan Farm ban at Vega world heritage site www.fishupdate.com 10.04.19
Pompei Pompeii ‘fast food’ bar unearthed in ancient city after 2,000 years www.theguardian.com 08.04.19
Paphos Getty collaboration to improve management of Paphos mosaics cyprus-mail.com 06.04.19
Camino Real INAH announces restoration of historic Querétaro bridge mexiconewsdaily.com 06.04.19
Lord Howe Island Coral bleaching reaches World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island Marine Park www.abc.net.au 05.04.19
Fraser Island Two missing Japanese teenagers found dead in Fraser Island lake www.theguardian.com 30.03.19
Galapagos Islands Galápagos islands have nearly 10 times more alien marine species than once thought www.sciencedaily.com 29.03.19
Neolithic Orkney Skara Brae women archaeologists who were written out of history www.bbc.com 26.03.19
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Face-lift for Leshan Giant Buddha nears completion news.cgtn.com 25.03.19
Maritime Greenwich The Painted Hall, Greenwich to reopen in March 2019 after two year conservation project www.ornc.org 21.03.19
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Thai millionaire who poached rare black leopard at heritage site faces jail www.iol.co.za 20.03.19
Incense Route of the Negev Archaeologists Unearth Rare 1,700 Year Inscription and Church in Israeli Desert www1.cbn.com 16.03.19
Lake Baikal Russia faces protests over factory on shores of lake Baikal www.washingtonpost.com 13.03.19
Mount Kenya For more than a week, devastating fires have raged in Mount Kenya National Park whc.unesco.org 05.03.19
Angkor Cambodia’s Tourism Authority Bans Food Inside World Heritage Temple Angkor Wat www.chiangraitimes.com 04.03.19
Lake Turkana Kenya helicopter crash leaves 4 Americans and a local pilot dead www.cbsnews.com 04.03.19
Rapa Nui Easter Islanders seek outside help for iconic statues' 'leprosy' www.japantimes.co.jp 03.03.19
Kuk K100,000 for Kuk World Heritage Site www.looppng.com 27.02.19
Tasmanian Wilderness Lake Malbena camp proponent flags appeal after council knockback for World Heritage Area plan www.abc.net.au 26.02.19
Yakushima Public donations for World Heritage site gambled away www.asahi.com 26.02.19
Liverpool Liverpool bid to extend its World Heritage Site to include Europe's oldest Chinatown www.xinhuanet.com 23.02.19
East Rennell Concern for oil spill in East Rennell whc.unesco.org 20.02.19
Galapagos Islands Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galapagos www.straitstimes.com 20.02.19
Chitwan National Park Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park news.mongabay.com 15.02.19
Pompei Stunningly preserved fresco of Narcissus discovered in Pompeii www.theguardian.com 15.02.19
Kathmandu Valley Use of concrete in ancient temple draws ire from heritage conservationists in Nepal kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 09.02.19
Shark Bay Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site at catastrophic risk theconversation.com 07.02.19
Venice and its Lagoon Venice tourist tax to be introduced in May but criticised by Italian minister as 'useless and damaging' www.telegraph.co.uk 05.02.19
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Visitor numbers quadruple in 10 years of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site status www.wrexham.com 04.02.19
Hampi Viral video shows trio damaging stone pillar at Hampi indianexpress.com 03.02.19
Wood Buffalo National Park Ottawa produces action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park www.theglobeandmail.com 02.02.19
Sigiriya Sri Lanka declares UNESCO site Sigiriya as polythene free www.xinhuanet.com 02.02.19
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Visitor numbers quadruple at Pontcysyllte aquaduct www.shropshirestar.com 30.01.19
Belize Barrier Reef Belize Blue Hole: Dirty secret found at bottom of pristine natural wonder www.nzherald.co.nz 29.01.19
Lagoons of New Caledonia New Caledonia passes new rules to protect coral reefs www.straitstimes.com 27.01.19
Taj Mahal Guards arm themselves with catapults after spate of attacks on tourists by monkeys at the Taj Mahal www.dailymail.co.uk 25.01.19
Thimlich Ohinga Lack of toilets, eatery dents appeal of Thimlich Ohinga www.standardmedia.co.ke 22.01.19
The Historical City of Masouleh (T) Iran’s Historic City of Masuleh Turns White by Heavy Snow ifpnews.com 21.01.19
Komodo National Park Plans to shut down Komodo National Park for 1 Year en.tempo.co 21.01.19
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Roseninsel: 5000 Jahre alten Pfahlbauten bedroht www.sueddeutsche.de 19.01.19
Pyu Ancient Cities Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Sri Ksetra www.irrawaddy.com 19.01.19
Mtskheta Jvari Monastery Reopens to Visitors agenda.ge 18.01.19
Stone Spheres of the Diquís Improved conditions at Finca 6 presidencia.go.cr 18.01.19