WHS in the News

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Feral pigs put UNESCO world heritage site Budj Bim at risk of 'tremendous damage' www.abc.net.au 23.10.19
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Turin firefighters handle blaze at Cavallerizza Reale www.euronews.com 22.10.19
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands One of Cinque Terre’s most famous routes is about to reopen www.lonelyplanet.com 21.10.19
Mesa Verde Finland Agrees To Return Remains, Some Items Taken From Mesa Verde In 19th Century www.nationalparkstraveler.org 20.10.19
Kutna Hora Czech Republic’s famous Kutná Hora “bone church” to ban photography as of 2020 news.expats.cz 17.10.19
Hampi Heavy rains cause partial collapse of Hampi heritage structure www.thenewsminute.com 15.10.19
Pompei Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii phys.org 12.10.19
La chefferie de Bafut (T) Soldiers Fire On, Loot Bafut Royal Palace www.hrw.org 11.10.19
Pompei Hidden writing revealed on ancient scroll buried in same ash as Pompeii www.sciencemag.org 09.10.19
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch The mighty Aletsch -- the largest glacier in the Alps -- could completely disappear by the end of this century today.rtl.lu 09.10.19
Thingvellir Diving in Þingvellir Could Jeopardise UNESCO Status www.icelandreview.com 08.10.19
Archaeological Site of Arslantepe (T) 5,700-year-old child skeleton discovered at Arslantepe Mound in Turkey www.dailysabah.com 06.10.19
Machu Picchu Research Suggests Machu Picchu Was Purposely Built On Top of Intersecting Fault Lines www.smithsonianmag.com 05.10.19
Komodo National Park Indonesia cancels Komodo island closure, saying tourists are no threat to dragons www.theguardian.com 02.10.19
Timna (T) Egyptians Provided Technological Leap For Edomite Kingdom www.ancient-origins.net 23.09.19
Imperial Tombs Ancient emperor tomb's guardian statues to get "facelift" www.xinhuanet.com 21.09.19
Trang An Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from world heritage site e.vnexpress.net 21.09.19
Hampi Bengaluru man held for toppling pillars at Hampi www.thenewsminute.com 21.09.19
Versailles Climate Change Is Devastating the Lush Gardens of Versailles www.bloomberg.com 20.09.19
Tiwanaku Pre-Hispanic vessels over 1,400 years old have been found in the center of Bolivia's Tiwanaku ruins abcnews.go.com 20.09.19
City of Bath Bath World Heritage Centre to open in 2020 with underground access to Roman Baths www.somersetlive.co.uk 20.09.19
Blenheim Palace £4.8m golden lavatory stolen from Blenheim Palace www.telegraph.co.uk 16.09.19
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal to open on selected nights edition.cnn.com 12.09.19
Kinderdijk Royal opening for new visitors centre at Kinderdijk whc.unesco.org 11.09.19
Medina Azahara Monumental pillar hall discovered in Madinat al-Zahra www.dainst.org 11.09.19
Lake District Lake District heritage at risk as thrill-seekers ‘chew up’ idyllic trails www.theguardian.com 11.09.19
Bauhaus Sites German Chancellor Merkel opens new Bauhaus museum in Dessau newjersey.news12.com 11.09.19
The African Great Rift Valley - Hell's Gate National Park (T) 6 tourists and a guide dead in Hell’s Gate National Park tragedy www.capitalfm.co.ke 01.09.19
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra A tiger refuge in Sumatra gets a reprieve from road building news.mongabay.com 01.09.19
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun Japan's UNESCO sites struggle to cultivate cultural cachet while keeping urban bustle at bay www.japantimes.co.jp 24.08.19
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