WHS in the News

Westminster Archbishop of Canterbury backs building of divisive Holocaust memorial next to Parliament www.christiantoday.com 19.08.19
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Visitors flock to Budj Bim Indigenous site after World Heritage listing www.theage.com.au 18.08.19
Lake Baikal World's deepest lake under threat of ecological disaster from toxic mudflows www.independent.co.uk 15.08.19
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Rainforest destruction accelerates in Honduras UNESCO site news.mongabay.com 14.08.19
Angkor Cambodia bans tourists from eating food on lawns around famed Angkor Wat temple www.xinhuanet.com 14.08.19
Site of Carthage Tunisia demolishes homes to protect ancient site www.yahoo.com 14.08.19
Chiribiquete National Park Cocaine gangs used to have this land on lockdown – but the new war in the vanishing Amazon is all too clear to see www.itv.com 13.08.19
Risco Caido Fire in Spain's Canary Islands leaves rescuers 'fighting for our island' edition.cnn.com 12.08.19
Hampi Monuments in Hampi World Heritage Site flooded www.thehindu.com 12.08.19
Hallstatt-Dachstein Nothing to see here: Popular European destinations want fewer tourists www.washingtonpost.com 11.08.19
Pattadakal Pattadakal inundated in Karnataka floods www.google.com 11.08.19
Rome Tourists face €250 fines for sitting on Spanish Steps in Rome www.theguardian.com 08.08.19
Lut Desert Lut Desert draws 5,000 foreign visitors a year www.tehrantimes.com 07.08.19
Aleppo Centuries-old bazaar in Syria's Aleppo making slow recovery www.apnews.com 06.08.19
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Scientists name new fossil species from Burgess Shale after Millennium Falcon from Star Wars arstechnica.com 04.08.19
Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania Plans to Install Cable Cars on Mount Kilimanjaro www.voanews.com 02.08.19
Selous Game Reserve Tanzania inaugurates huge dam project in World Heritage Site wtop.com 28.07.19
Bagan Tourists disappointed with the closing of temples in Bagan www.mizzima.com 28.07.19
Biblical Tells Staircase of 3500 years old biblical palace revealed in Tel Hatzor www.jpost.com 28.07.19
Aphrodisias Avenue of Aphrodisias comes to light www.hurriyetdailynews.com 23.07.19
Potala Palace Tibet making ticket reservations more efficient global.chinadaily.com.cn 23.07.19
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Clash between Pygmies and DRC gorilla sanctuary rangers leaves one dead www.theguardian.com 21.07.19
Cahokia Mounds Bill introduced to make Cahokia Mounds a national park www.wsiltv.com 19.07.19
Sian Ka'an Quintana Roo wildfire has burned 2,500 hectares of heritage site mexiconewsdaily.com 18.07.19
Tomioka Silk Mill Japanese city struggles as its World Heritage sheen fades www.japantimes.co.jp 17.07.19
Sheki 19 hurt by falling tree branch at Sheki Palace www.660citynews.com 14.07.19
Pyramids (Memphis) 'Bent' pyramid: Egypt opens ancient oddity for tourism www.theguardian.com 14.07.19
Gunung Mulu Mulu cave flood: Dutch tourist dead, guide missing, eight others safe www.thestar.com.my 13.07.19
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) David Chipperfield's Berlin temple: 'Like ascending to the realm of the gods' www.theguardian.com 11.07.19
Uluru Uluru climb closure looms as region nears breaking point with overflow of tourists, 'influx of waste' www.abc.net.au 10.07.19
Wood Buffalo National Park ‘This must be Canada’s last chance’: UN gives feds 18 months to save Wood Buffalo thenarwhal.ca 04.07.19
Isole Eolie Hiker killed after volcano erupts on Stromboli www.theguardian.com 04.07.19
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution Rain-triggered landslide buries part of the Terayama Charcoal Kiln www.asahi.com 03.07.19
Sagarmatha National Park Everest facing mountain of rubbish as climbers leave waste behind news.sky.com 01.07.19
Palmeral of Elche Thousands of date palms burnt in UNESCO World Heritage orchards www.theolivepress.es 30.06.19
Central Park (T) How many squirrels live in NYC’s Central Park? www.nationalgeographic.com 29.06.19
Lake Baikal How a vast Siberian lake became the latest victim of overtourism www.telegraph.co.uk 29.06.19
Lamu Old Town Kenya halts Lamu coal power project www.bbc.com 27.06.19
Qalhat Fifth phase of restoration work at World Heritage site of Qalhat over muscatdaily.com 26.06.19
Jeju Major tourist spots on Jeju Island to raise entrance fees starting July www.koreaherald.com 24.06.19
The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom (T) Vandalised Burzahom stares at delisting from UNESCO www.greaterkashmir.com 23.06.19
Teotihuacan Evidence that Maya elite resided in Teotihuacán was recently found www.theyucatantimes.com 22.06.19
Galapagos Islands Ecuador 'allows US military planes to use Galapagos island airfield' www.bbc.com 19.06.19
Okavango Delta Angola, Botswana and Namibia co-manage shared river system of the Okavango Delta whc.unesco.org 18.06.19
Neolithic Orkney New partnership for Orkney’s World Heritage Site www.orcadian.co.uk 14.06.19
Galapagos Islands Unique love song of Galapagos finches dying out because of parasites brought in by humans www.independent.co.uk 14.06.19
Brugge Bruges makes moves to restrict tourism edition.cnn.com 13.06.19
Cliff of Bandiagara '100 killed' in ethnic Dogon village www.bbc.com 11.06.19
Xanthos-Letoon Xanthos mosaics unprotected www.hurriyetdailynews.com 06.06.19
Ha Long Bay Vietnam launches first helicopter sightseeing flights over Halong Bay edition.cnn.com 06.06.19