WHS in the News

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
Mountain Railways of India Landslides detached Darjeeling, disrupted World Heritage 'Toy Train' service economictimes.indiatimes.com 01.07.20
Ningaloo Coast Calls to block drilling near WA's Ningaloo www.theislanderonline.com.au 30.06.20
La Haute Ville d’Antananarivo (T) Madagascar’s ‘Colosseum’ sparks outrage www.malaymail.com 29.06.20
Stonehenge Archeologists Just Discovered the UK’s Largest Ceremonial Site Buried Right Next to Stonehenge news.artnet.com 27.06.20
Virunga National Park UNESCO condemns new armed attack on Virunga National Park whc.unesco.org 27.06.20
Papahanaumokuakea Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund Announces $1 Million in Grants to Support Management and Conservation www.globenewswire.com 25.06.20
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution S. Korea calls on UNESCO to mull canceling Japanese industrial sites' World Heritage designation www.koreaherald.com 25.06.20
Lopé-Okanda The oldest evidence of human presence in the Congo Basin finally dated whc.unesco.org 24.06.20
Socotra Archipelago Fiery clashes convulsed Yemen's remote Socotra archipelago www.startribune.com 21.06.20
Historic Cairo Egypt to develop citadel as new hub of Historic Cairo www.al-monitor.com 21.06.20
Al-Hijr AlUla cultural and heritage site to reopen in October www.therahnuma.com 15.06.20
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, killed by hunters www.bbc.com 12.06.20
Bagan Arson at Ancient Temple in Myanmar World Heritage Site Prompts Questions Over Security www.irrawaddy.com 11.06.20
Tombs of Buganda Kings Devastating fire at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi whc.unesco.org 08.06.20