WHS in the News

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
Uluru Water cascades down Uluru after heavy rains batter northern Australia edition.cnn.com 25.03.21
Calakmul Mural Painted More Than 2,500 Years Ago Depicts Salt as an Ancient Maya Commodity at a Marketplace scitechdaily.com 25.03.21
Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Site at Jinsha and Joint Tombs of Boat- shaped Coffins in Chengdu City, S (T) 3,000-Year-Old Gold Mask, Silk Linked to Enigmatic Civilization Found in China www.smithsonianmag.com 25.03.21
Hampi Part of Hampi fort collapses www.thehindu.com 13.03.21
Belize Barrier Reef UNESCO WH Centre queries impact of cruise ship port construction in Belize www.breakingbelizenews.com 12.03.21
Plain of Jars Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars www.eurekalert.org 11.03.21
Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest Bialowieza: Poland to resume logging in primeval forest www.bbc.com 09.03.21
Luang Prabang UNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam that may turn Luang Prabang into a lakeside town thediplomat.com 04.03.21
Pompei Ancient ceremonial chariot unearthed in Pompeii edition.cnn.com 28.02.21
Kakadu National Park Traditional owners threaten to shut down Australian Unesco site Kakadu National Park www.nzherald.co.nz 24.02.21
Burgos Cathedral 'An eyesore': thousands protest against Spanish cathedral's new doors www.theguardian.com 19.02.21
Angkor UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park near Angkor whc.unesco.org 18.02.21
Lopé-Okanda Ecomuseum of the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda reopens after 10 years whc.unesco.org 17.02.21
Wadi Natuf and Shuqba Cave (T) Neanderthals were every bit as smart and creative as humans. www.zmescience.com 16.02.21
Kakadu National Park Tourism revamp for Kakadu National Park au.news.yahoo.com 16.02.21
Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania Approves a Cable Car on Kilimanjaro www.outsideonline.com 15.02.21
Babylon In beleaguered Babylon, doing battle against time, water and modern civilisation bdnews24.com 14.02.21
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Discovered in Bhimbetka, India’s lone fossil of world’s oldest animal timesofindia.indiatimes.com 14.02.21
St. Kilda Evidence St Kilda was inhabited 2,000 years ago www.bbc.com 13.02.21
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace: Emergency repairs on leaking roof www.bbc.com 13.02.21
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off, scores are feared dead www.npr.org 07.02.21
Kaziranga National Park Rhino kills forest department staff in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park www.hindustantimes.com 01.02.21
Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne National Park Forest Growing Back After Decade Of Moose Hunt www.nationalparkstraveler.org 30.01.21
Timna (T) 3,000-year-old purple dyed thread discovered in Israel matches descriptions of the shade worn by royalty from the Bible www.dailymail.co.uk 30.01.21
Red Fort Farmers breach Delhi's Red Fort in huge tractor rally www.bbc.com 28.01.21
Djoudj More than 700 pelicans found dead in Djoudj www.theguardian.com 28.01.21
Cahokia Mounds Ohio Supreme Court sets date for ancient burial mound case www.sfchronicle.com 17.01.21
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex Norway supports animal surveillance in Pendjari and W National Parks whc.unesco.org 14.01.21
Virunga National Park At least six DR Congo park rangers killed in attack www.france24.com 10.01.21
Ancient Nara National-treasure Yakushiji pagoda in Nara to open to public from March www.japantimes.co.jp 10.01.21
Ngorongoro Finds in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge Reveal How Ancient Humans Adapted to Change allafrica.com 09.01.21
Gulf of California Mexican fisherman dies after clash with conservationists www.france24.com 05.01.21
Caral-Supe Squatters issue death threats to archaeologist who discovered oldest city in the Americas www.theguardian.com 03.01.21
Te Wahipounamu An island nation’s audacious effort to save its unique wildlife www.washingtonpost.com 02.01.21
Champagne Fewer people than usual will pop bottles of bubbly at midnight. Pour one out for France’s Champagne region. www.washingtonpost.com 02.01.21
Messel Pit Oldest-Ever Python Fossil Found in Europe www.smithsonianmag.com 01.01.21
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Rangers at DR Congo wildlife haven protest over pay www.france24.com 30.12.20
Pompei Pompeii excavation reveals fast food diet of ancient Romans www.independent.co.uk 28.12.20