WHS in the News

Stonehenge Cracks and holes in the stones which form Stonehenge are to be repaired for the first time in more than 60 years. www.bbc.com 15.09.21
Cerrado Protected Areas Firefighters battle flames in Brazil’s Chapada dos Veadeiros for 3rd day riotimesonline.com 15.09.21
Mammoth Cave Miles of unknown passages discovered at Mammoth Cave National Park www.cincinnati.com 14.09.21
Bamiyan Valley Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil english.kyodonews.net 14.09.21
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Massive new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale phys.org 08.09.21
Komodo National Park Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise www.theguardian.com 05.09.21
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling’s Toy Train may be Privatised www.news18.com 26.08.21
Venice and its Lagoon Venice Set to Charge Tourists for Entry From Next Summer www.bloomberg.com 23.08.21
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef: scientists discover 400-year-old giant coral www.theguardian.com 20.08.21
Iguacu Brazilian road proposal threatens famed biodiversity hotspot www.nature.com 19.08.21
Laponian Area Sweden's once-highest peak loses 2 metres height in year as glacier melts www.reuters.com 18.08.21
Pompei Partially mummified remains, including hair and bones, of a former slave who rose through the social ranks have been found in Pompeii. www.theguardian.com 17.08.21
Petroglyphs of the Lake Onega and the White Sea Karelia opens road to White Sea petroglyphs tass.com 17.08.21
Trans-Iranian Railway The story behind the Trans-Iranian Railway, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century edition.cnn.com 15.08.21
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Heavy rain causes sinkhole at Hara Castle ruins mainichi.jp 15.08.21
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Part of Hadrian’s Wall discovered in Newcastle city centre www.theguardian.com 14.08.21
Neolithic Orkney 5,000-Year-Old Wooden Stakes Discovered at Orkney’s Ness of Brodgar www.smithsonianmag.com 14.08.21
Wadden Sea Marsk Tower opens at Wadden Sea National Park in Denmark www.archpaper.com 13.08.21
Lübeck Carlebach-Synagogue in Lübeck reopens www.ndr.de 12.08.21
Olympia Site of first ancient Olympics at risk as fires rage in Greece www.euronews.com 07.08.21
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Is Even Older Than Previously Thought, New Radiocarbon Dating Shows news.artnet.com 06.08.21
Komodo National Park Indonesia's controversial 'Jurassic Park' project going ahead in Komodo National Park edition.cnn.com 06.08.21
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Firefighters called to grass fire at Alberta’s Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump globalnews.ca 06.08.21
Lalibela Tigrayan forces take control of Ethiopia's Lalibela www.reuters.com 06.08.21
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