WHS in the News

Genbaku Dome Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack www.bbc.com 11.08.20
Zone Giraphe (T) Gunmen kill French tourists in Koure, Niger north-africa.com 09.08.20
Baekje Historic Areas UNESCO listed World Heritage Gongsanseong Fortress damaged by heavy rain www.koreaherald.com 30.07.20
Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary) (T) Turkey reopens the Sumela Monastery after four years of restoration www.trtworld.com 29.07.20
Tower of London Coronavirus: Tower of London Beefeaters face job cuts due to pandemic www.bbc.com 26.07.20
Aldabra Atoll Expedition removes 25 tons of waste from remote Aldabra Atoll whc.unesco.org 25.07.20
St. Kilda Trust urges visitors not to travel to St Kilda www.pressandjournal.co.uk 22.07.20
Kaziranga National Park Assam flooding: Several rare rhinos die in India's Kaziranga park www.bbc.com 20.07.20
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 3 dead, others critically injured after bus rollover in Alberta's Jasper National Park www.cbc.ca 19.07.20
Gelati Monastery Experts studying rainwater leaks, fresco damage at Gelati UNESCO World Heritage Site agenda.ge 14.07.20
Kii Mountain Range Sacred rope replaced above 133-meter waterfall at Japan World Heritage site www.japantimes.co.jp 14.07.20
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex African Parks takes over Beninese part of the W National Park www.afrik21.africa 12.07.20
Ogasawara Islands Nishinoshima’s Explosive Growth Creates New Land www.smithsonianmag.com 12.07.20
Istanbul Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque www.bbc.com 12.07.20
Bagan Looters Target Myanmar Temple Treasures in Tourist Slump www.courthousenews.com 07.07.20
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Local villagers set up shops and eateries in ecologically-fragile Valley of Flowers timesofindia.indiatimes.com 06.07.20
Pasargadae Roofing covers of ‘winged human’, palaces replaced at Pasargadae www.tehrantimes.com 05.07.20
Okavango Delta Hundreds of elephants dead in mysterious mass die-off www.theguardian.com 02.07.20
Liverpool Zip wire across Liverpool's World Heritage Site wins go-ahead www.bbc.com 01.07.20
Mountain Railways of India Landslides detached Darjeeling, disrupted World Heritage 'Toy Train' service economictimes.indiatimes.com 01.07.20
Ningaloo Coast Calls to block drilling near WA's Ningaloo www.theislanderonline.com.au 30.06.20
La Haute Ville d’Antananarivo (T) Madagascar’s ‘Colosseum’ sparks outrage www.malaymail.com 29.06.20
Stonehenge Archeologists Just Discovered the UK’s Largest Ceremonial Site Buried Right Next to Stonehenge news.artnet.com 27.06.20
Virunga National Park UNESCO condemns new armed attack on Virunga National Park whc.unesco.org 27.06.20
Papahanaumokuakea Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund Announces $1 Million in Grants to Support Management and Conservation www.globenewswire.com 25.06.20
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution S. Korea calls on UNESCO to mull canceling Japanese industrial sites' World Heritage designation www.koreaherald.com 25.06.20
Lopé-Okanda The oldest evidence of human presence in the Congo Basin finally dated whc.unesco.org 24.06.20
Socotra Archipelago Fiery clashes convulsed Yemen's remote Socotra archipelago www.startribune.com 21.06.20
Historic Cairo Egypt to develop citadel as new hub of Historic Cairo www.al-monitor.com 21.06.20
Al-Hijr AlUla cultural and heritage site to reopen in October www.therahnuma.com 15.06.20
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, killed by hunters www.bbc.com 12.06.20
Bagan Arson at Ancient Temple in Myanmar World Heritage Site Prompts Questions Over Security www.irrawaddy.com 11.06.20
Tombs of Buganda Kings Devastating fire at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi whc.unesco.org 08.06.20
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