WHS in the News

Papahanaumokuakea A sacred area for native Hawaiians is filling up with trash. eu.usatoday.com 08.08.22
Yazd Floods In Historic Iranian City Fuel Concerns Over World-Renowned Monuments www.rferl.org 06.08.22
Great Barrier Reef Coral levels in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef are at the highest in 36 years www.npr.org 05.08.22
Komodo National Park Seeing Komodo dragons now costs $250 and tourism workers are striking over it edition.cnn.com 03.08.22
Virunga National Park DRC to auction oil and gas permits in endangered gorilla habitat www.theguardian.com 28.07.22
The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (T) UNESCO not reviewing Sado mine for 2023 World Heritage list english.kyodonews.net 28.07.22
Vigan Vigan sustains damages following strong tremor ptvnews.ph 28.07.22
Meidan Emam, Esfahan Isfahan's Shah Mosque: iconic Iranian site damaged in restoration www.bbc.com 19.07.22
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace to build giant play park www.bbc.com 17.07.22
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Austria and Hungary fight nature to stop lake vanishing phys.org 12.07.22
Atapuerca Oldest European human fossil possibly found in Spain www.france24.com 09.07.22
Lake Malawi Construction begins on controversial water project inside Lake Malawi National Park news.mongabay.com 05.07.22
Dolomites At least five killed in Italian Marmolada glacier collapse www.bbc.com 03.07.22
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace: Massive dredging operation under way www.bbc.com 01.07.22
Birka and Hovgarden Swedish world heritage site finds remains of Viking shipyard www.icenews.is 01.07.22
Fossil Hominid Sites Early human fossils found in cave are a million years older than expected www.cnn.com 29.06.22
Sceilg Mhichíl Sceilg Mhichíl due to reopen to visitors in July www.rte.ie 25.06.22
Horyu-ji Area Horyuji temple crowdfunding drive nets over 100 million yen www.asahi.com 24.06.22
Ashur New dam could drown ancient Iraqi city of Ashur www.theartnewspaper.com 21.06.22
Yellowstone Record flooding and mudslides force closure of Yellowstone national park www.theguardian.com 14.06.22
Sceilg Mhichíl Sceilig Mhichíl closed to visitors after rockfall incident www.rte.ie 13.06.22
Mrauk-U (T) Mrauk-U’s UNESCO World Heritage Journey Fraught With Perils Past and Present www.bnionline.net 07.06.22
Borobudur Steep entry fee to Indonesia's Borobudur Temple triggers outcry www3.nhk.or.jp 07.06.22
Prague Prague’s Orloj clock at centre of row over artist’s ‘amateur’ restoration www.theguardian.com 02.06.22
Shark Bay World's largest plant discovered www.abc.net.au 01.06.22
Chavin Archaeologists discover passageways in 3,000-year-old Peruvian temple www.reuters.com 31.05.22
Djenné Insecurity Puts Mali’s Historic Djenné Mosque at Risk www.voanews.com 28.05.22
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Lewd Roman insult found on stone near Hadrian's Wall www.bbc.com 28.05.22
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterflies bounce back in Mexico wintering grounds www.theguardian.com 25.05.22
Himeji-jo World Heritage site Himeji Castle gets new 'castle lords' for 1st time in 153 years mainichi.jp 23.05.22
Derwent Valley Mills Cromford Mill: UNESCO world heritage site returns to hydro power www.bbc.com 21.05.22
Ghadames Mayor of Ghadames urges UNESCO to remove old city from list of threatened sites www.libyaobserver.ly 16.05.22
Lalibela Residents of Ethiopia’s World Heritage Site Struggle to Recover www.voanews.com 13.05.22
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt arrests teenagers for harassing female tourists at pyramids www.bbc.com 09.05.22
Old Havana Saratoga Hotel: 22 dead after huge explosion in Havana www.bbc.com 07.05.22
Ahwar of Southern Iraq British Tourist Accused of Smuggling Artifacts from Eridu www.artnews.com 03.05.22
Butrint Secrecy Surrounds Albanian Plan to Lease Butrint World Heritage Site balkaninsight.com 28.04.22
Derwent Valley Mills Belper World Heritage site mill museum to close www.bbc.co.uk 27.04.22
Bamiyan Valley Taliban orders coal traders to leave Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley www.theartnewspaper.com 27.04.22
Shiretoko Rescue operation for missing tour boat near Shiretoko peninsula intensifies www.npr.org 24.04.22
City of Bath Bath's long awaited £5 million World Heritage Centre to open soon www.somersetlive.co.uk 24.04.22
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo Scientists scour 'Mexico's Galapagos' for quake, volcano clues www.france24.com 24.04.22
Historic Cairo Renovation work at historic Cairo mosque angers architects www.al-monitor.com 22.04.22
Bagan Rare Sculptures Stolen From Bagan www.irrawaddy.com 22.04.22
Gonbad-e Qâbus Gonbad-e Qabus restoration may take two years www.tehrantimes.com 17.04.22
Kii Mountain Range NHK contractor damages World Heritage pilgrimage trail to Japan's Mt. Koya mainichi.jp 16.04.22
Ancient Kyoto Stains Found on Building at "Todaiji" World Heritage Temple www.nippon.com 16.04.22
Chachapoyas sites of the Utcubamba Valley (T) Wall collapsed at Kuélap due to heavy rains www.infobae.com 13.04.22
Historic Cairo Threat of demolition looms over Cairo’s historic necropolis www.al-monitor.com 08.04.22
Willandra Lakes Mungo Man and Mungo Lady to be reburied in Willandra world heritage area after federal decision www.theguardian.com 06.04.22