WHS in the News

Australian Fossil Mammal Sites New genus of Australian lion discovered in Queensland's Riversleigh World Heritage fossil site www.abc.net.au 29.02.20
Medina of Tunis Citizens step in to revive Tunis crumbling old town www.reuters.com 27.02.20
Bamiyan Valley Preparing the Removal of Bamiyan from the List of World Heritage in Danger menafn.com 27.02.20
El Pinacate UNESCO urged to protect El Pinacate WHS threatened by border wall construction cronkitenews.azpbs.org 27.02.20
Giant's Causeway Rockfalls and landslides affecting Giant's Causeway news.causewaycoastcommunity.co.uk 25.02.20
Borobudur Borobudur Closes Several Tourist Areas Due to Visitors Negligence en.tempo.co 24.02.20
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings School of Architecture at Taliesin to Close after 88 Years apnews.com 21.02.20
Rome Hypogeum with sarcophagus found in Forum www.ansa.it 20.02.20
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem: Jordan condemns Israeli Western Wall railway plan www.bbc.com 19.02.20
Erbil Citadel Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel www.theartnewspaper.com 19.02.20
Pompei Pompeii's House of Lovers reopens to public after 40 years www.theguardian.com 18.02.20
Moenjodaro What's in a name?: The curious case of Mo(h)(a)(e)njo Daro tribune.com.pk 18.02.20
Al Ain Al Ain opens new archeological tourist attraction www.arabianbusiness.com 17.02.20
Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T) Garmisch-Partenkirchen bewirbt sich um den Unesco-Weltkulturerbe-Titel. Manche Einheimische packt das kalte Grausen. www.spiegel.de 17.02.20
Westminster The full extent of World War II damage to Big Ben has only just been discovered edition.cnn.com 14.02.20
Rideau Canal UNESCO wants Château hotel addition re-assessed 'before any irrevocable decisions are made' ottawacitizen.com 13.02.20
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) (T) Four mountain gorillas die in Mgahinga National Park www.monitor.co.ug 08.02.20
Galapagos Islands Partial descendant of 'Lonesome George' species found near volcano news.sky.com 08.02.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve At famed Mexican butterfly reserve, second worker found dead kfgo.com 02.02.20
Machu Picchu Peru to install Cameras at Machu Picchu www.newsweek.com 23.01.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Mexico butterfly conservationist's disappearance sparks alarm www.bbc.com 22.01.20
Greater Blue Mountains Firefighters save endangered Wollemi pines from NSW bushfires www.theguardian.com 19.01.20
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Budj Bim Cultural Landscape fire reveals new sections of ancient aquatic system www.abc.net.au 19.01.20
Machu Picchu Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area www.france24.com 14.01.20
Elephanta Caves The ancient carvings at Elephanta Caves are fading, and no one cares www.thehindu.com 06.01.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Climate change is playing havoc with Mexico's monarch butterfly migration www.washingtonpost.com 06.01.20
Ancient Thebes UNESCO Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir egyptianstreets.com 03.01.20
Mount Sanqingshan Hefty fines and prison sentence for trio who scaled "Giant Python" at Sanqing Mountain news.cgtn.com 01.01.20
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Budj Bim continues to burn after lightening strike on Saturday www.standard.net.au 01.01.20
Greater Blue Mountains Bushfire smoke hides Australia's 'Three Sisters', tourists photograph billboard www.reuters.com 28.12.19
Tasmanian Wilderness 835 hectares burnt in Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area in state's South-West www.theadvocate.com.au 25.12.19
Galapagos Islands State of Emergency in Ecuador From Diesel Spill on Galapagos www.voanews.com 22.12.19
White Sands National Monument (T) White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is now White Sands National Park. mashable.com 22.12.19
Lenggong Valley Lenggong Valley is in peril www.thestar.com.my 21.12.19
Fanjingshan Big data assists tourism at China's world heritage site news.cgtn.com 20.12.19
Moenjodaro Heritage ignored: With no flights, Mohenjo Daro at risk of being forgotten tribune.com.pk 15.12.19
Necropolis of Bet She'arim Israeli UNESCO World Heritage Site Vandalized With Graffiti www.haaretz.com 15.12.19
Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (T) Ancient cave art may depict the worlds oldest hunting scene www.nationalgeographic.com 13.12.19
Brú na Bóinne State-of-the-art visitor center opens at Newgrange just in time for the Winter Solstice www.irishcentral.com 13.12.19
Wadi Al-Hitan Newly described fossil whale represents intermediate stage between foot-powered and tail-powered swimming phys.org 12.12.19
Mountain Resort, Chengde Dinosaur footprints found in ancient Chinese imperial resort www.xinhuanet.com 06.12.19
Victoria Falls World famous Victoria Falls all but dries up in devastating drought metro.co.uk 05.12.19
Istanbul Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia www.theartnewspaper.com 04.12.19
Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T) Myanmar Called on to Protect 140-Year-Old Cultural Heritage Site From Tourist Damage www.irrawaddy.com 04.12.19
Gondwana Rainforests Unesco expresses concern over bushfire damage to Australia's Gondwana rainforests www.theguardian.com 03.12.19
Greater Blue Mountains Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area www.theguardian.com 03.12.19
Hallstatt-Dachstein Austria's Hallstatt hit by major fire www.dw.com 01.12.19
Wanuskewin (T) Wanuskewin Heritage Park one step closer to world heritage site designation www.ckom.com 29.11.19
Tikal National Park Two tourists are caught defacing 1,300-year-old Mayan temple by carving their initials into the wall www.dailymail.co.uk 28.11.19
Ancient Kyoto 44-yr-old nabbed over graffiti at World Heritage temple in ancient capital Kyoto mainichi.jp 26.11.19