WHS in the News

Incense Route of the Negev Archaeologists Unearth Rare 1,700 Year Inscription and Church in Israeli Desert www1.cbn.com 16.03.19
Lake Baikal Russia faces protests over factory on shores of lake Baikal www.washingtonpost.com 13.03.19
Mount Kenya For more than a week, devastating fires have raged in Mount Kenya National Park whc.unesco.org 05.03.19
Angkor Cambodia’s Tourism Authority Bans Food Inside World Heritage Temple Angkor Wat www.chiangraitimes.com 04.03.19
Lake Turkana Kenya helicopter crash leaves 4 Americans and a local pilot dead www.cbsnews.com 04.03.19
Rapa Nui Easter Islanders seek outside help for iconic statues' 'leprosy' www.japantimes.co.jp 03.03.19
Kuk K100,000 for Kuk World Heritage Site www.looppng.com 27.02.19
Tasmanian Wilderness Lake Malbena camp proponent flags appeal after council knockback for World Heritage Area plan www.abc.net.au 26.02.19
Yakushima Public donations for World Heritage site gambled away www.asahi.com 26.02.19
Liverpool Liverpool bid to extend its World Heritage Site to include Europe's oldest Chinatown www.xinhuanet.com 23.02.19
East Rennell Concern for oil spill in East Rennell whc.unesco.org 20.02.19
Galapagos Islands Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galapagos www.straitstimes.com 20.02.19
Chitwan National Park Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park news.mongabay.com 15.02.19
Pompei Stunningly preserved fresco of Narcissus discovered in Pompeii www.theguardian.com 15.02.19
Kathmandu Valley Use of concrete in ancient temple draws ire from heritage conservationists in Nepal kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 09.02.19
Shark Bay Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site at catastrophic risk theconversation.com 07.02.19
Venice and its Lagoon Venice tourist tax to be introduced in May but criticised by Italian minister as 'useless and damaging' www.telegraph.co.uk 05.02.19
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Visitor numbers quadruple in 10 years of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site status www.wrexham.com 04.02.19
Hampi Viral video shows trio damaging stone pillar at Hampi indianexpress.com 03.02.19
Wood Buffalo National Park Ottawa produces action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park www.theglobeandmail.com 02.02.19
Sigiriya Sri Lanka declares UNESCO site Sigiriya as polythene free www.xinhuanet.com 02.02.19
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Visitor numbers quadruple at Pontcysyllte aquaduct www.shropshirestar.com 30.01.19
Belize Barrier Reef Belize Blue Hole: Dirty secret found at bottom of pristine natural wonder www.nzherald.co.nz 29.01.19
Lagoons of New Caledonia New Caledonia passes new rules to protect coral reefs www.straitstimes.com 27.01.19
Taj Mahal Guards arm themselves with catapults after spate of attacks on tourists by monkeys at the Taj Mahal www.dailymail.co.uk 25.01.19
Thimlich Ohinga Lack of toilets, eatery dents appeal of Thimlich Ohinga www.standardmedia.co.ke 22.01.19
The Historical City of Masouleh (T) Iran’s Historic City of Masuleh Turns White by Heavy Snow ifpnews.com 21.01.19
Komodo National Park Plans to shut down Komodo National Park for 1 Year en.tempo.co 21.01.19
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Roseninsel: 5000 Jahre alten Pfahlbauten bedroht www.sueddeutsche.de 19.01.19
Pyu Ancient Cities Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Sri Ksetra www.irrawaddy.com 19.01.19
Mtskheta Jvari Monastery Reopens to Visitors agenda.ge 18.01.19
Stone Spheres of the Diquís Improved conditions at Finca 6 presidencia.go.cr 18.01.19
Rock Islands Palau's Jellyfish Lake reopens as thousands of jellyfish return www.kitv.com 15.01.19
Kiev Kiev Pechersk Lavra Catches Fire www.urdupoint.com 15.01.19
Galapagos Islands Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release www.theguardian.com 12.01.19
Australian Convict Sites Hyde Park Barracks closes for $18 million transformation www.smh.com.au 12.01.19
Ironbridge Gorge Iron Bridge officially reopens following £3.6m conservation project www.shropshirelive.com 07.01.19
St. Kilda Researchers capture ‘stunning’ images of St Kilda sea caves www.wirralglobe.co.uk 31.12.18
Ha Long Bay International airport opens near Ha Long Bay www.prnewswire.com 31.12.18
Pompei Pompeii horse found still wearing harness www.bbc.com 26.12.18
Wet Tropics of Queensland The battle for the Wet Tropics — how Queensland's Daintree rainforest was saved www.abc.net.au 26.12.18
Mount Etna Etna erupts in Sicily amid dozens of tremors www.bbc.com 24.12.18
Ujung Kulon National Park Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatau eruption www.bbc.com 23.12.18
Tower of London Tower of London declares war on 1,000ft ‘Tulip’, saying it would be 'extremely damaging' to views of the world heritage site www.thisismoney.co.uk 23.12.18
Battir PA condemns Israel aggression on World Heritage Site in West Bank www.middleeastmonitor.com 23.12.18
Brú na Bóinne 'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made at Irish world heritage site Newgrange revealed to mark winter solstice www.irishpost.com 22.12.18
Galapagos Islands As Seas Warm, Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test www.nytimes.com 22.12.18
Ani Ani in eastern Turkey under snow, flocked by tourists www.hurriyetdailynews.com 19.12.18
Potala Palace Heavy snow forces Lhasa's Potala Palace to shut doors www.daijiworld.com 19.12.18
Robben Island Probe into corruption, nepotism and poor governance claims at Robben Island Museum www.news24.com 15.12.18