WHS in the News

Sundarbans National Park Sundarbans Devastated by Cyclone www.nytimes.com 03.06.20
Dorset and East Devon Coast Jurassic Coast beach crowds 'showed shocking disregard for area' www.bbc.com 03.06.20
Shark Bay Shark Bay traditional owners fear for lost ancient sites, but grant offers hope www.abc.net.au 03.06.20
Macquarie Island Critically endangered herb thriving on Macquarie Island after seven-year feral animal eradication program www.theguardian.com 03.06.20
Istanbul Turkey goes back to the future as Hagia Sophia set for Islamic prayers www.middleeasteye.net 31.05.20
Taj Mahal Storm damages Taj Mahal's marble railing,claims three lives www.deccanherald.com 31.05.20
Stonehenge Stonehenge with no crowds? Big changes planned for reopening www.theguardian.com 30.05.20
Gyeongju Late 5th-early 6th century funeral relics unearthed at royal tomb complex en.yna.co.kr 29.05.20
Monastery of Alcobaça Restoration begins of nation’s finest royal tomb in Alcobaça monastery www.macaubusiness.com 21.05.20
Royal Exhibition Building Royal Exhibition Building vandalised after $20m refurbishment www.theage.com.au 19.05.20
Sceilg Mhichíl Skellig Michael will not open to visitors in 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns www.irishtimes.com 16.05.20
Rwenzori Mountains Floods and rock slides from Rwenzori devastate western Uganda www.theguardian.com 16.05.20
Papahanaumokuakea Pūhāhonu Revealed: The Largest and Hottest Shield Volcano on Earth scitechdaily.com 16.05.20
Angkor Ancient turtle statue discovered near Angkor Wat www.phnompenhpost.com 08.05.20
Potala Palace Tibet to invest 40 mln yuan to protect world heritage temple www.xinhuanet.com 08.05.20
Sana'a Saudi raids destroy Yemen World Heritage sites www.middleeastmonitor.com 06.05.20
Vegaøyan Mowi receives clearance to farm on Vega Islands www.fishfarmermagazine.com 05.05.20
Socotra Archipelago Clashes in Yemen UNESCO Site Threaten Rare Species www.nytimes.com 02.05.20
Göbekli Tepe Hidden geometric patterns discovered at Turkey’s Göbeklitepe site www.dailysabah.com 30.04.20
Tasmanian Wilderness Numbers of critically endangered orange-bellied parrot soar from low 20s to more than 100 www.theguardian.com 28.04.20
Northern Mountain Forest Complex (T) Indigenous groups in Myanmar lash out at ‘restrictive’ conservation policies news.mongabay.com 28.04.20
Churches and Convents of Goa Rector accuses India authorities of ‘neglect and apathy’ towards historic basilica in Goa cruxnow.com 25.04.20
Virunga National Park Rangers, civilians killed in attack in Virunga National Park www.aljazeera.com 25.04.20
Sana'a UNESCO expresses concern while monitoring flash floods in the Old City of Sana’a whc.unesco.org 22.04.20
Ningaloo Coast New species discovered during exploration of abyssal deep sea canyons off Ningaloo www.sciencedaily.com 21.04.20
Versailles Marie Antoinette’s private garden at the Palace of Versailles will get an extensive restoration archpaper.com 18.04.20
National History Park Milot churchdestroyed in fire www.vantbefinfo.com 13.04.20
Thessalonika Anarchists graffiti on World Heritage church in Thessaloniki greekcitytimes.com 13.04.20
Giant's Causeway The National Trust introduce grazing cows on the Giant's Causeway for first time in 50 years www.countryliving.com 09.04.20
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