WHS in the News

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
Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (T) Ancient cave art may depict the worlds oldest hunting scene www.nationalgeographic.com 13.12.19
Brú na Bóinne State-of-the-art visitor center opens at Newgrange just in time for the Winter Solstice www.irishcentral.com 13.12.19
Wadi Al-Hitan Newly described fossil whale represents intermediate stage between foot-powered and tail-powered swimming phys.org 12.12.19
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