WHS in the News

Stonehenge High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful www.theguardian.com 30.07.21
Liftah (Mey Naftoah) – Traditional mountain village (T) Israel Plans to Build Villas on the Ruins of a Village That Has Become a Symbol of the Nakba www.haaretz.com 22.07.21
Kizhi Pogost Kizhi Pogost church is finally restored on Russian island of remarkable wooden buildings www.theartnewspaper.com 19.07.21
Venice and its Lagoon Italy bans cruise ships from Venice lagoon after Unesco threat www.theguardian.com 14.07.21
Liangzhu Archaeological Site China's Liangzhu Ancient City unveils 3D replicas of 5,000-year-old wooden pillars for first time news.cgtn.com 12.07.21
Wet Tropics of Queensland Roundup and glyphosate given tick of approval for use in Wet Tropics www.abc.net.au 11.07.21
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas This World Heritage Site Is in Ruins, and That’s Not by Accident www.nytimes.com 08.07.21
Great Barrier Reef Australia demands world heritage experts visit Great Barrier Reef ahead of ‘in danger’ list decision www.theguardian.com 07.07.21
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Dağkapı, a medieval mountain gate, was reinstalled to the 8,000-year-old Walls of Diyarbakır on June 2 after its renovation. www.hurriyetdailynews.com 05.07.21
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District Kontorhaus to be car free in 2024 www.mopo.de 03.07.21
Guanacaste Rincón de la Vieja Volcano registers strong eruption ticotimes.net 29.06.21
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Deadly tornado damaged the chateau in Valtice www.france24.com 25.06.21
Purnululu National Park Bungle Bungles dispute rumbles on, a 'handbrake' on UNESCO-listed Purnululu park's potential www.abc.net.au 20.06.21
Liverpool Liverpool set to lose World Heritage Status lbndaily.co.uk 18.06.21
Ujung Kulon National Park Two new Javan rhino calves spotted in the species’ last holdout news.mongabay.com 16.06.21
Niokolo-Koba National Park Rare Wildlife Images From Niokolo Koba National Park Give Birth To New Hope www.worldatlas.com 11.06.21
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Lake Fertő project under fire www.themayor.eu 09.06.21
Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (T) Historical pathway between Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs to be restored www.thehindu.com 09.06.21
Amsterdam Canal Ring Sinkholes, Collapsing Canal Walls, Rickety Bridges: Amsterdam Is Crumbling www.nytimes.com 09.06.21
Asbads (windmill) of Iran (T) Global registration of Sistan and Baluchestan windmills underway irandaily.ir 06.06.21
Okapi Wildlife Reserve Deforestation intensifies in northern DRC protected areas news.mongabay.com 03.06.21
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve How the amazing monarch butterfly migrants became refugees — from us www.washingtonpost.com 31.05.21
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Redesigning the Lorsch landscape www.archdaily.com 30.05.21
Pasargadae Relocated stone blocks brought back to Pasargadae www.tehrantimes.com 23.05.21
Virunga National Park Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo plans to evacuate city as volcano erupts www.bbc.com 22.05.21
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands: Erosion fells Darwin's Arch www.bbc.com 17.05.21
Stoclet House Palace Stoclet stays closed to visitors www.bruzz.be 15.05.21
Fraser Island Dingo fence to be built on Fraser Island after attacks on children www.theguardian.com 15.05.21
Great Wall 2 tourists banned from China’s Great Wall after trespassing on undeveloped section whdh.com 14.05.21
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Feral pigs and deer killed in aerial cull to protect Budj Bim Cultural Landscape www.abc.net.au 14.05.21
Grand Canyon 45,000 Apply for the Chance to Kill 12 Bison in Grand Canyon National Park www.nytimes.com 11.05.21
Kakadu National Park Kakadu site closure amid racism claims au.news.yahoo.com 07.05.21
Rome At the Colosseum, a High-Tech Refit Will Offer a Gladiator’s Perspective www.surfacemag.com 05.05.21
Angkor Wildlife returns to Angkor Archaeological Park www.phnompenhpost.com 03.05.21
Megalithic Temples of Malta Controversial Ġgantija apartment block application temporarily suspended www.independent.com.mt 03.05.21
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Drugs and agriculture cause deforestation to skyrocket at Honduran UNESCO site news.mongabay.com 01.05.21
Plain of Jars 'Plain of Jars', one of the most mysterious archaeological sites, reveals its true age www.livescience.com 29.04.21
Acropolis Dozens of Angry Archaeologists Say a Planned Renovation of the Acropolis Will Degrade the World Heritage Site news.artnet.com 29.04.21
Rock Art of Alta Sewage washes ashore at Alta www.thelocal.no 21.04.21
Cape Floral Region 'Out of control' fire breaks out in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park edition.cnn.com 18.04.21
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier Maison Guiette renovated again www.vrt.be 15.04.21
Venice and its Lagoon After long complaints about pollution and blocked views, Italy bans cruise ships in Venice’s historic centre www.theartnewspaper.com 10.04.21
Sinharaja Forest The Destruction of the World Heritage Sinharaja Forest www.indepthnews.net 09.04.21
The La Soufrière National Park (T) St. Vincent’s La Soufriere volcano blows in ‘explosive eruption’ globalnews.ca 09.04.21
Tasmanian Wilderness Australia’s pivot to plantations may be too late for nearly extinct parrots news.mongabay.com 07.04.21
Ancient Kyoto 400-year-old prayer tablet found at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera www.asahi.com 07.04.21
Lake Baikal Along Russia’s majestic Lake Baikal, the quest for tourism cash stalks a pristine landscape www.washingtonpost.com 04.04.21
Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T) Cairo’s mummies get a new home. And a grand procession on the way. www.washingtonpost.com 04.04.21
Chiribiquete National Park Deforestation rises in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park as cattle invade news.mongabay.com 03.04.21
Rwenzori Mountains Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier www.bbc.com 31.03.21