WHS in the News

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Lalish Temple (T) U.S. Government Allocated an Extra $500,000 for the Restoration of Lalish Temple iq.usembassy.gov 22.10.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt adds restaurant at ancient pyramid site edition.cnn.com 22.10.20
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Berlin: vandalism of museum artefacts 'linked to conspiracy theorists' www.theguardian.com 21.10.20
Gelati Monastery Temporary roofing for Gelati UNESCO site to be completed by December agenda.ge 20.10.20
Nasca Lines Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru's Nazca lines www.bbc.com 19.10.20
Ancient Kyoto Lawsuit over jigsaw puzzle featuring Japanese World Heritage temple settled mainichi.jp 14.10.20
The Great Wall of Gorgan (T) Millennia-old Great Wall of Gorgan on verge of destruction www.tehrantimes.com 12.10.20
Kilimanjaro National Park Firefighters try to contain fire on Mount Kilimanjaro uk.reuters.com 12.10.20
Volcanoes of Kamchatka A suspected toxic spill in Russia's Far East has killed 95% of marine life on the seabed edition.cnn.com 08.10.20
Lut Desert Freshwater crabs in the hottest place on earth techzle.com 27.09.20
Glacier parks Grizzly bear kills hunter in 1st-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park abc11.com 24.09.20
Paysage culturel du Lac Tchad (Chad) (T) Chad halts Lake Chad world heritage status request over oil exploration www.theguardian.com 24.09.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara www.bbc.com 21.09.20
Pantanal Forest fires devastate Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands www.bbc.com 19.09.20
Cocos Island Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island Documented for First Time seaturtles.org 17.09.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists www.egyptindependent.com 16.09.20
Osun-Osogbo Nigerian porn star arrested 'for filming' at sacred Osun Osogbo ground www.bbc.com 15.09.20
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex Burkina Faso’s wildlife reserves have become a battle zone, overrun by militants and poachers www.washingtonpost.com 14.09.20
Kakadu National Park Humpback whales enter crocodile river 'in Australian first' www.bbc.com 14.09.20
Macao UNESCO asked China for clarification on buildings near the Macao Guia Lighthouse macaunews.mo 11.09.20
Meroe Sudan floods: Nile water level threatens ancient pyramids www.bbc.com 08.09.20
Mycenae and Tiryns Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public after wildfire news.gtp.gr 06.09.20
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Ancient Israeli Cave Transformed Into Art Gallery www.smithsonianmag.com 04.09.20
Ancient Kyoto Kinkaku-ji golden pavilion roof undergoes renovation amid pandemic english.kyodonews.net 01.09.20
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Paradise islands reopen only to visitors who've had Covid-19 edition.cnn.com 29.08.20
Ogasawara Islands On remote Japanese isle, old bonds with America stir modern questions over race and identity www.washingtonpost.com 21.08.20
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Flood waters reach the toes of China's famous giant Buddha statue edition.cnn.com 20.08.20
Galapagos Islands A huge fleet of fishing boats is threatening the extraordinary marine life of the Galapagos www.washingtonpost.com 17.08.20
Derwent Valley Mills Derwent Valley Mills Unesco site risks 'incremental destruction' www.bbc.com 17.08.20
Medina of Fez Abandoned Building Collapses in Bustling Merchant Area of Fez Medina www.moroccoworldnews.com 17.08.20
Sana'a Historic houses in Sanaa's Old City on brink of collapse after heavy rains www.middleeasteye.net 17.08.20
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