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Acropolis Greece Is Limiting How Many People Can Visit the Acropolis Each Day www.yahoo.com 2023.08.06
Studley Royal Park Plans unveiled to refresh ruined abbey www.building.co.uk 2023.08.04
Ancient Nara Todaiji temple vandalized with cat-like image english.kyodonews.net 2023.08.04
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef escapes 'in danger' recommendation www.abc.net.au 2023.08.01
Venice and its Lagoon Unesco recommends putting Venice on heritage danger list www.theguardian.com 2023.08.01
Lenggong Valley Management of Lenggong Valley Unesco heritage site handed over to Perak state govt www.malaymail.com 2023.07.31
Fanjingshan Five staff under investigation for painting world heritage site in SW China pink www.globaltimes.cn 2023.07.31
Wadden Sea A car-carrying cargo ship burning near a Dutch bird habitat stokes environmental worries apnews.com 2023.07.29
Rome Emperor Nero’s lost theatre found under site of hotel in Rome amp.theguardian.com 2023.07.28
Machu Picchu Ancient DNA reveals diverse community in 'Lost City of the Incas' www.sciencedaily.com 2023.07.28
Odesa Odesa: UNESCO strongly condemns attack on World Heritage property www.unesco.org 2023.07.23
Damascus Syrians mourn loss of Damascus heritage sites after fire in 800-year-old Souk Sarouja www.arabnews.com 2023.07.21
Taj Mahal Floodwaters reach iconic Taj Mahal edition.cnn.com 2023.07.20
Stonehenge Work on Stonehenge tunnel could start next year www.bbc.com 2023.07.18
Baekje Historic Areas 1,500-year-old fortress flooded, damaged by downpours www.koreaherald.com 2023.07.16
Chavin Archaeologists in Peru find 3,000-year-old tunnel in mountain temple complex www.thenationalnews.com 2023.07.14
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Drought plagues Chibayish Marshes as Turkey, Iran hoard water medyanews.net 2023.07.13
Acropolis Crowd control measures to be introduced at Acropolis www.theguardian.com 2023.07.10
Angkor 2 million trees planted by APSARA Authority to protect Angkor heritage site www.khmertimeskh.com 2023.07.09
Dorset and East Devon Coast World's oldest 'stomach stone' fossil found on Jurassic Coast www.heritagedaily.com 2023.07.09
Tadrart Acacus The Acacus Mountains' final cry: Prehistoric civilisation dating back 14,000 years on the verge of extinction www.newarab.com 2023.07.07
Rome Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry from Monday www.reuters.com 2023.07.01
St. Kilda Effort to conserve water on remote World Heritage site www.bbc.com 2023.06.30
Battir Battir Threatened By Planned Israeli Settlement www.artnews.com 2023.06.26
Loire Valley French cave markings may be the oldest known engravings by Neanderthals edition.cnn.com 2023.06.24
Robben Island Robben Island in need of upgrades www.news24.com 2023.06.24
Murujuga Cultural Landscape (T) Murujuga rock art is at risk www.bradshawfoundation.com 2023.06.06
Fossil Hominid Sites Scientists say world’s oldest-known burial site found in S Africa www.aljazeera.com 2023.06.06
Rio de Janeiro Brazil's prosecutors block zipline construction at Rio's iconic Sugarloaf Mountain abcnews.go.com 2023.06.03
Chaco Culture US bans new oil and gas leasing around New Mexico cultural site www.reuters.com 2023.06.03
Macquarie Island Nine years after official pest-free status, Macquarie Island is recovering but it's a 'long game' www.abc.net.au 2023.05.30
Virunga National Park Two rangers shot dead in DR Congo’s Virunga park www.aljazeera.com 2023.05.29
Great Zimbabwe Great Zimbabwe National Monument $475000 Restoration Project Completed zw.usembassy.gov 2023.05.24
Historic Cairo Egyptian conservationists race to save artefacts as the City of the Dead is bulldozed www.bbc.com 2023.05.22
Bagan Cyclone Mocha Leaves Parts of Myanmar’s Ancient City Bagan Flooded www.irrawaddy.com 2023.05.15
Haghpat and Sanahin In Armenia, the tower of the Haghpat monastery collapsed. www.politicallore.com 2023.05.15
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Re-thatching of steep roofs in Shirakawa-go back after break www.asahi.com 2023.05.14
Mana Pools World heritage site in Zimbabwe targeted for oil exploration www.news24.com 2023.05.10
Île de Djerba (T) Four dead after attack near synagogue on Tunisia’s Djerba island www.aljazeera.com 2023.05.09
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gough Island: Worker sought for one of world's remotest places www.bbc.com 2023.05.04
Tubbataha Reefs 4 missing after dive boat sinks at World Heritage reef in the Philippines www.straitstimes.com 2023.05.01
Purnululu National Park A state-of-the-art $1.92 million visitor centre has been unveiled at the World Heritage Listed Purnululu National Park www.nationaltribune.com.au 2023.04.28
Flinders Ranges (T) Australian fossil goldmine opens permanently news.ucr.edu 2023.04.28
Gwynedd Castles Now open: areas of Caernarfon Castle that have not been accessed for centuries www.gov.wales 2023.04.28
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Archaeologists have discovered the buried remains of a Roman fort along Scotland's ancient Antonine Wall. www.livescience.com 2023.04.25
Bamiyan Valley Italy throws Afghanistan a lifeline for restoration in the Bamiyan area www.theartnewspaper.com 2023.04.22
Carthage German architect wins contest to remodel Carthage site www.globalconstructionreview.com 2023.04.21
Bahá’i Holy Places Acre's Bahai Gardens Closes to Tourists After Municipality of Acre Refuses to Recognize It as Holy Site www.haaretz.com 2023.04.21
Göbekli Tepe Göbeklitepe reopens after earthquake closure www.dailysabah.com 2023.04.18
Donana National Park Plan to Allow Irrigation around Donana NP uary Sparks Outcry www.spiegel.de 2023.04.17
Qhapaq Ñan Peruvian archaeologists unearth 500-year-old Inca ceremonial bath www.reuters.com 2023.04.15
Bagan Myanmar to restore mural paintings www.newsgram.com 2023.04.08
Ha Long Bay Tourist helicopter crashes in Halong Bay english.thesaigontimes.vn 2023.04.06
The Sundarbans Bangladesh bans plastics in world's largest mangrove forest today.rtl.lu 2023.03.29
Rio de Janeiro Residents protest zipline on Rio’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain spectrumlocalnews.com 2023.03.29
Sana'a Houthis plan to demolish Old Sanaa’s bazaars for religious site www.yemenonline.info 2023.03.21
Chichen-Itza New museum planned for ancient Mayan complex Chichén Itzá www.theartnewspaper.com 2023.03.21
Sabratha Graffiti Now Covers the Walls of Sabratha www.africa.com 2023.03.21
Banska Stiavnica Several historical houses in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's UNESCO town, in flames spectator.sme.sk 2023.03.19
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace to undergo £2 million restoration www.oxfordmail.co.uk 2023.03.17
Lord Howe Island Majority of Lord Howe Island off limits to vistors due to 'highly infectious' plant disease myrtle rust www.abc.net.au 2023.03.16
Crac des Chevaliers Syrian castle among quake-hit ancient sites at risk www.france24.com 2023.03.15
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty New discoveries found after Ho Dynasty Citadel excavation en.vietnamplus.vn 2023.03.07
Kakadu National Park Kakadu National Park rangers prepare for mass culls of feral animals after population boom www.abc.net.au 2023.03.06
Melaka and George Town Outrage over plans for skyscraper next to heritage site in Penang www.nst.com.my 2023.03.02
Rapa Nui New Easter Island moai statue discovered in volcano crater www.theguardian.com 2023.03.02
Rideau Canal World's largest ice rink stays shut for first time due to mild Canada winter www.reuters.com 2023.02.26
Turaif Quarter Diriyah: The latest ‘giga project’ aiming to transform Saudi Arabia edition.cnn.com 2023.02.24
Macquarie Island More Protection for Macquarie Island World Heritage Site www.miragenews.com 2023.02.24
Gunung Mulu Borneo Natives Fear Ousting Of Leader Over UNESCO World Heritage Row www.scoop.co.nz 2023.02.23
Lake Malawi Conservationists in Malawi are protesting against a water project inside Lake Malawi National Park www.fairplanet.org 2023.02.22
Hatay, St. Pierre Church (T) Cathedral in Hatay, Türkiye still intact after major quakes www.trtworld.com 2023.02.21
Chichen-Itza At Mexico's Chichen Itza site, researchers discover ancient 'elite' residences www.reuters.com 2023.02.12
Göbekli Tepe Prehistoric world heritage site Gobekli Tepe survives Turkey earthquakes www.al-monitor.com 2023.02.11
Aleppo Quake damages ancient citadel in Syria’s Aleppo www.arabnews.com 2023.02.07
Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur Multi-storey building is being constructed against the wall of Paharpur Buddhist Vihara en.prothomalo.com 2023.02.07
Golestan Palace Centuries-old ruins discovered in UNESCO-designated palace downtown Tehran www.tehrantimes.com 2023.02.05
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (T) Georgians in Congress push to designate Okefenokee a World Heritage Site www.albanyherald.com 2023.02.05
Dorset and East Devon Coast ‘Charmouth crocodile’ found by fossil hunters identified as new genus of croc-like creature www.theguardian.com 2023.02.01
The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T) Agrarian organizations oppose listing the olive groves in the Andalusian Historical Heritage catalog. www.oliveoiltimes.com 2023.01.31
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Death in the marshes: environmental calamity hits Iraq’s unique wetlands www.theguardian.com 2023.01.29
Melka Kunture and Balchit (T) Archaeologists Discover 1.2 Million-Year-Old Workshop in Mind-Blowing Find www.vice.com 2023.01.29
Sagarmatha National Park Pallas’s Cats Inhabit Mount Everest Region, New Study Shows www.sci.news 2023.01.29
Pyramids (Memphis) Gold-covered mummy among latest discoveries inside a sarcophagus that had not been opened for 4,300 years. www.bbc.com 2023.01.27
Le Lac Rose (T) Life is no longer rosy at Pink Lake after floods turn its famous waters green www.reuters.com 2023.01.25
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Wales World Heritage Site Awarded £13.3 Million for Visitor Improvements businessnewswales.com 2023.01.24
Virunga National Park Africa's oldest national park has lost 500 acres of trees in 2 months due to refugees. edition.cnn.com 2023.01.24
Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of ancient Shakya Kingdom (T) Excavation of Maurya-era pond continues in a bid to list Tilaurakot in World Heritage Site myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com 2023.01.23
Machu Picchu Entry to Machu Picchu suspended amid unrest in Peru edition.cnn.com 2023.01.21
Lima Historic building in Lima catches fire as protests continue www.bbc.com 2023.01.21
Neolithic Orkney Orkney World Heritage Gateway deal signed by UK and Scottish governments www.islandsdeal.co.uk 2023.01.21
The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (T) Japan refiles request to list divisive gold mine on UNESCO www.washingtonpost.com 2023.01.20
Nubian Monuments Ancient Egyptian tomb uncovered at Tombs of the Nobles with mummified crocodiles www.heritagedaily.com 2023.01.20
Íznik (T) Iznik Archaeology Museum to open arkeonews.net 2023.01.18
Brasilia Bolsonaro backers ransack Brazil presidential palace, Congress, Supreme Court www.reuters.com 2023.01.09
Valparaiso Valparaiso’s Decline Leaves Unesco World Heritage Site Graffitied, Crumbling www.bloomberg.com 2023.01.06
Chichen-Itza Handicraft vendors block roads to Mexico's Chichen Itza ruin www.washingtonpost.com 2023.01.05
Pompei Pompeii deploys flock of hungry sheep to keep grass short www.theguardian.com 2023.01.02
Ancient city of Kibyra (T) After 1,300 years, water to again flow from monumental fountain in the City of Gladiators in Turkey arkeonews.net 2022.12.31
Hoi An 'Japanese Bridge' in old town in Vietnam to be restored www3.nhk.or.jp 2022.12.29
Petra More than a thousand people evacuated from Petra due to flash floods www.wionews.com 2022.12.27
Archaeological Site of Aigai The "Polycentric Museum of Aigai" has opened its doors to the public www.thearchaeologist.org 2022.12.24
Nasca Lines More than 100 new designs discovered in Peru’s ancient Nazca plain www.theguardian.com 2022.12.19
Itsukushima Shrine Otorii gate restored www3.nhk.or.jp 2022.12.19
Turaif Quarter Saudi Arabia reopening Unesco-listed Diriyah to the public for the first time in a decade www.thenationalnews.com 2022.12.16
Butrint Stirling Prize finalist shortlisted for Albanian national park visitor centre www.architectsjournal.co.uk 2022.12.16
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu rail link halted as ‘volatile’ Peru protests escalate www.independent.co.uk 2022.12.15
Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" Jordan unveils $100 million master plan for the second millennium of Jesus’ baptism religionnews.com 2022.12.14
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun Archaeologists unearth largest wooden 'haniwa' statue ever found in Japan www.japantimes.co.jp 2022.12.10
St. Kilda 'Bucket list' St Kilda to tackle growing visitor numbers www.scotsman.com 2022.12.07
Saltaire Plans for visitor centre in Saltaire draws residents’ ire amp.theguardian.com 2022.12.07
Fossil Hominid Sites Homo naledi may have used fire to cook and navigate 230,000 years ago www.newscientist.com 2022.12.07
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says www.theguardian.com 2022.11.30
Angkor Mass evictions at Angkor Wat leave 10,000 families facing uncertain future www.theguardian.com 2022.11.30
Teotihuacan 1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán www.sciencedaily.com 2022.11.28
Rapa Nui UNESCO announced a donation of almost 100,000 dollars to assess the damages caused in early October by a fire in Rapa Nui www.plenglish.com 2022.11.28
Sites mémoriaux du génocide : Nyamata, Murambi, Bisesero et Gisozi (T) Rwanda, UNESCO to revive talks on heritage sites www.newtimes.co.rw 2022.11.28
Kyiv Ukraine's security service raids Kyiv monastery, suspects Russian sabotage www.reuters.com 2022.11.23
Messel Pit Messel boa: Live birth in a 47-million-year-old snake phys.org 2022.11.17
Coa Valley and Siega Verde Archaeological find in Greater Côa Valley throws spotlight on human-wildlife coexistence rewildingeurope.com 2022.11.16
Mostar UNESCO reacts to the Construction Works of a Jumping Platform near the Old Bridge sarajevotimes.com 2022.11.09
Stećci UNESCO reacts to the Construction Works near Necropolis and the Old Bridge sarajevotimes.com 2022.11.09
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales Historic 13C slate quarry allowed to expand www.bbc.com 2022.11.09
Wet Tropics of Queensland Queensland company fined for unlawful logging in Wet Tropics World Heritage Area www.abc.net.au 2022.11.09
Yin Xu Millennia-old road sheds new light on central China's UNESCO site english.news.cn 2022.11.07
Volubilis Polish-Moroccan exploration of the Roman limes in Morocco archeowiesci.pl 2022.11.07
The Barotse Cultural Landscape (T) Process to declare Zambia’s Barotse Plains a World Heritage Site halted www.getaway.co.za 2022.11.06
Saint Catherine Area Egyptian authorities jeopardising St Catherine's nature reserve and indigenous population with tourism project www.middleeasteye.net 2022.11.06
Wachau Cultural Landscape Melk Abbey is being restored www.euronews.com 2022.11.01
Palmyra Mass grave of IS victims found in Syria’s Palmyra apnews.com 2022.11.01
Ancient Kyoto Japan heritage worker backs car into oldest toilet at Kyoto temple www.bbc.com 2022.11.01
Gisement de dinosaures du Niger (T) Niger Expedition Finds Lost World of African Dinosaurs — And Ancient Humans explorersweb.com 2022.10.10
Lord Howe Island Student rediscovers 'extinct' cockroach on Lord Howe Island www.rnz.co.nz 2022.10.10
Białowieża Forest LIDAR has revealed a lost landscape in the Białowieża Forest, containing hundreds of ancient monuments. www.heritagedaily.com 2022.10.08
Rapa Nui Easter Island: Sacred statues damaged by fire www.bbc.com 2022.10.07
Derwent Valley Mills Belper World Heritage site mill museum shuts its doors www.bbc.co.uk 2022.10.04
Viñales Valley Hurricane Ian seriously damaged Cuba’s National Park www.plenglish.com 2022.10.02
Archaeological site of Philippi Stunning Statue of Hercules Uncovered in Philippi greekreporter.com 2022.09.30
The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (T) Japan submits revised World Heritage recommendation for Sado gold mines www3.nhk.or.jp 2022.09.30
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Study finds famous Australian caves are up to 500,000 years older than we thought - and it could help explain a megafauna mystery theconversation.com 2022.09.28
Ancient Nara Last chance to see pagoda at Kofukuji before repairs start www.asahi.com 2022.09.27
Timna (T) 3,000 years ago, human activity destroyed vegetation and irreparably damaged the Timna Valley environment phys.org 2022.09.24
(T) Odesa waits to join UNESCO list while grappling with monument to Russian Empress Catherine II euromaidanpress.com 2022.09.24
Crac des Chevaliers A new role for Syria’s heritage sites: Party venues for restless youth www.washingtonpost.com 2022.09.23
Canterbury New research identifies England’s oldest surviving church www.tandfonline.com 2022.09.13
Hattusha Anatolian hieroglyphs found at Hattusha arkeonews.net 2022.09.12
Hatra Five years after ISIL defeat, Iraq ancient ruins open to tourists www.aljazeera.com 2022.09.12
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple Seokguram Grotto and the Bulguksa Temple suffered major damage from typhoon www.koreaherald.com 2022.09.09
Donana National Park Over-consumption and drought reduce lake in vital Spanish wetland to puddle www.theguardian.com 2022.09.06
Pyramids (Memphis) A now-dry branch of the Nile helped build Egypt’s pyramids edition.cnn.com 2022.09.05
Maritime Greenwich Magnetic Pavilion unearthed in Greenwich Park the-past.com 2022.09.05
Volcanoes of Kamchatka Klyuchevskaya Sopka: Climbers killed during a fall on Russian volcano www.bbc.com 2022.09.04
Moenjodaro Heritage sites in Pakistan’s Sindh province ravaged by floods theprint.in 2022.09.01
(T) Ukraine requests Odessa to be inscribed on an emergency basis www.unesco.org 2022.08.31
Galapagos Islands Ecuador fears Galapagos tortoises were hunted and eaten www.bbc.com 2022.08.30
Wood Buffalo National Park UN monitors thrust into debate over what to do with 1.4 trillion litres of oilsands wastewater financialpost.com 2022.08.27
Istanbul Greek archaeologists express concerns to UNESCO over Hagia Sophia www.ekathimerini.com 2022.08.25
The Historical City of Masouleh (T) Masouleh one step closer to being World Heritage www.tehrantimes.com 2022.08.25
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Archaeologists Discover Mysterious Ancient Greek Game Made of Bones greekreporter.com 2022.08.21
Kilimanjaro National Park Kilimanjaro gets high-speed internet so climbers can tweet or Instagram ascent www.theguardian.com 2022.08.18
Sana'a Historic buildings collapse in Sanaa after heavy rains www.aljazeera.com 2022.08.13
Papahanaumokuakea A sacred area for native Hawaiians is filling up with trash. eu.usatoday.com 2022.08.08
Yazd Floods In Historic Iranian City Fuel Concerns Over World-Renowned Monuments www.rferl.org 2022.08.06
Great Barrier Reef Coral levels in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef are at the highest in 36 years www.npr.org 2022.08.05
Komodo National Park Seeing Komodo dragons now costs $250 and tourism workers are striking over it edition.cnn.com 2022.08.03
Virunga National Park DRC to auction oil and gas permits in endangered gorilla habitat www.theguardian.com 2022.07.28
The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (T) UNESCO not reviewing Sado mine for 2023 World Heritage list english.kyodonews.net 2022.07.28
Vigan Vigan sustains damages following strong tremor ptvnews.ph 2022.07.28
Meidan Emam, Esfahan Isfahan's Shah Mosque: iconic Iranian site damaged in restoration www.bbc.com 2022.07.19
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace to build giant play park www.bbc.com 2022.07.17
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Austria and Hungary fight nature to stop lake vanishing phys.org 2022.07.12
Atapuerca Oldest European human fossil possibly found in Spain www.france24.com 2022.07.09
Lake Malawi Construction begins on controversial water project inside Lake Malawi National Park news.mongabay.com 2022.07.05
Dolomites At least five killed in Italian Marmolada glacier collapse www.bbc.com 2022.07.03
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace: Massive dredging operation under way www.bbc.com 2022.07.01
Birka and Hovgarden Swedish world heritage site finds remains of Viking shipyard www.icenews.is 2022.07.01
Fossil Hominid Sites Early human fossils found in cave are a million years older than expected www.cnn.com 2022.06.29
Sceilg Mhichíl Sceilg Mhichíl due to reopen to visitors in July www.rte.ie 2022.06.25
Horyu-ji Area Horyuji temple crowdfunding drive nets over 100 million yen www.asahi.com 2022.06.24
Ashur New dam could drown ancient Iraqi city of Ashur www.theartnewspaper.com 2022.06.21
Yellowstone Record flooding and mudslides force closure of Yellowstone national park www.theguardian.com 2022.06.14
Sceilg Mhichíl Sceilig Mhichíl closed to visitors after rockfall incident www.rte.ie 2022.06.13
Mrauk-U (T) Mrauk-U’s UNESCO World Heritage Journey Fraught With Perils Past and Present www.bnionline.net 2022.06.07
Borobudur Steep entry fee to Indonesia's Borobudur Temple triggers outcry www3.nhk.or.jp 2022.06.07
Prague Prague’s Orloj clock at centre of row over artist’s ‘amateur’ restoration www.theguardian.com 2022.06.02
Shark Bay World's largest plant discovered www.abc.net.au 2022.06.01
Chavin Archaeologists discover passageways in 3,000-year-old Peruvian temple www.reuters.com 2022.05.31
Djenné Insecurity Puts Mali’s Historic Djenné Mosque at Risk www.voanews.com 2022.05.28
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Lewd Roman insult found on stone near Hadrian's Wall www.bbc.com 2022.05.28
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterflies bounce back in Mexico wintering grounds www.theguardian.com 2022.05.25
Himeji-jo World Heritage site Himeji Castle gets new 'castle lords' for 1st time in 153 years mainichi.jp 2022.05.23
Derwent Valley Mills Cromford Mill: UNESCO world heritage site returns to hydro power www.bbc.com 2022.05.21
Ghadames Mayor of Ghadames urges UNESCO to remove old city from list of threatened sites www.libyaobserver.ly 2022.05.16
Lalibela Residents of Ethiopia’s World Heritage Site Struggle to Recover www.voanews.com 2022.05.13
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt arrests teenagers for harassing female tourists at pyramids www.bbc.com 2022.05.09
Old Havana Saratoga Hotel: 22 dead after huge explosion in Havana www.bbc.com 2022.05.07
Ahwar of Southern Iraq British Tourist Accused of Smuggling Artifacts from Eridu www.artnews.com 2022.05.03
Butrint Secrecy Surrounds Albanian Plan to Lease Butrint World Heritage Site balkaninsight.com 2022.04.28
Derwent Valley Mills Belper World Heritage site mill museum to close www.bbc.co.uk 2022.04.27
Bamiyan Valley Taliban orders coal traders to leave Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley www.theartnewspaper.com 2022.04.27
Shiretoko Rescue operation for missing tour boat near Shiretoko peninsula intensifies www.npr.org 2022.04.24
City of Bath Bath's long awaited £5 million World Heritage Centre to open soon www.somersetlive.co.uk 2022.04.24
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo Scientists scour 'Mexico's Galapagos' for quake, volcano clues www.france24.com 2022.04.24
Historic Cairo Renovation work at historic Cairo mosque angers architects www.al-monitor.com 2022.04.22
Bagan Rare Sculptures Stolen From Bagan www.irrawaddy.com 2022.04.22
Gonbad-e Qâbus Gonbad-e Qabus restoration may take two years www.tehrantimes.com 2022.04.17
Kii Mountain Range NHK contractor damages World Heritage pilgrimage trail to Japan's Mt. Koya mainichi.jp 2022.04.16
Ancient Kyoto Stains Found on Building at "Todaiji" World Heritage Temple www.nippon.com 2022.04.16
Chachapoyas sites of the Utcubamba Valley (T) Wall collapsed at Kuélap due to heavy rains www.infobae.com 2022.04.13
Historic Cairo Threat of demolition looms over Cairo’s historic necropolis www.al-monitor.com 2022.04.08
Willandra Lakes Mungo Man and Mungo Lady to be reburied in Willandra world heritage area after federal decision www.theguardian.com 2022.04.06
Ancient Kyoto Jewel in Kyoto’s temple crown restored to former splendor www.asahi.com 2022.04.04
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Fears mount over ‘free-for-all’ iSimangaliso forest invasion www.dailymaverick.co.za 2022.03.28
Chinchorro Culture Chile’s archaeologists fight to save the world’s oldest mummies from climate change www.theguardian.com 2022.03.26
Forth Bridge Network Rail changes tack on Forth Bridge Experience after receiving no bids for job www.newcivilengineer.com 2022.03.26
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef suffers 'widespread' bleaching event phys.org 2022.03.19
Kenya Lake System A drowning world: Kenya’s quiet slide underwater www.theguardian.com 2022.03.17
Oaxaca and Monte Alban Equality was key to ancient Mexican city’s success, study suggests www.theguardian.com 2022.03.17
Jodrell Bank Observatory Jodrell Bank Observatory to open £21.5m visitor attraction www.bbc.com 2022.03.15
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park A Huge Cocaine Lab Was Found Inside Noel Kempff Mercado National Park www.vice.com 2022.03.09
L'viv Statues wrapped in foam and fireproof material can be seen all around the historic city of Lviv, where the race is on to protect cultural treasures against possible Russian bombardment. www.france24.com 2022.03.08
Ngorongoro Tanzania's Masai fight eviction from UNESCO World Heritage Site www.devex.com 2022.03.04
Hatra Iraq unveils restoration work at ancient city of Hatra thearabweekly.com 2022.02.28
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Newcastle seeks its place on Hadrian’s Wall trail www.theguardian.com 2022.02.28
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex Five rangers, one soldier killed in Benin park ambush www.aljazeera.com 2022.02.20
Białowieża Forest NGOs ask EU to stop Poland building border wall in primeval forest www.reuters.com 2022.02.09
Donana National Park Illegal strawberry farms threaten future of Spanish wetlands www.theguardian.com 2022.02.09
Bamiyan Valley A Rogue Taliban Governor Has Been Digging Beneath the Ruins of the Bamiyan Buddhas, Chasing a Rumor of Buried Treasure news.artnet.com 2022.02.09
Nasca Lines Seven killed after plane touring Nazca lines crashes in Peruvian desert www.theguardian.com 2022.02.04
Machu Picchu Rains cause flood damage in Peru's Machu Picchu www.france24.com 2022.01.25
Sun Temple, Konarak Possible neotectonic activity behind collapse of Konark Temple www.hindustantimes.com 2022.01.17
Ouro Preto Huge landslide downs power lines and destroys historic 122 year-old Brazilian mansion in Ouro Preto www.dailymail.co.uk 2022.01.15
Galapagos Islands Tallest Galapagos volcano erupts, spewing lava, ash abcnews.go.com 2022.01.10
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Greenpeace to sue Hungary over Unesco protected lake construction project www.euronews.com 2022.01.10
Yin Xu 3,000-year-old clan cemetery uncovered in Central China’s Anyang www.globaltimes.cn 2022.01.07
Ashur At the Iraqi Site of Assur, Ancient History Stands at Risk of Destruction www.smithsonianmag.com 2022.01.05
Rome McDonald’s blocked from building drive-through at Rome's ancient Baths of Caracalla www.theartnewspaper.com 2022.01.01
Komodo National Park Environmentalists fear for Komodo dragon as Indonesia pushes tourism www.abc.net.au 2021.12.30
Tomioka Silk Mill World Heritage Site in Gunma struggling to crowdfund repair costs soranews24.com 2021.12.23
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Heartbreak over 'failed' bid to remove Gough Island's mice www.bbc.com 2021.12.16
Wanuskewin (T) Sask. government spending $60,000 to boost Wanuskewin UNESCO heritage bid saskatoon.ctvnews.ca 2021.12.15
Lalibela Ethiopia war: World heritage site Lalibela back in rebel hands www.bbc.com 2021.12.12
Gedeo Cultural Landscape (T) Ethiopian monuments 1,000 years older than previously thought news.wsu.edu 2021.12.10
Petra E-buggies replace horse carts at Petra in Jordan www.thenationalnews.com 2021.12.05
The Barotse Cultural Landscape (T) Zambia halts campaign to have plains listed as UNESCO World Heritage site www.lusakatimes.com 2021.12.03
Mexico City and Xochimilco Aztec altar with human ashes uncovered in Mexico City www.bbc.com 2021.12.02
Lalibela Ethiopian government says it has recaptured Lalibela www.reuters.com 2021.12.02
City of Herat (T) Herat old city not registered with UNESCO due to corruption, arbitrary constructions pajhwok.com 2021.12.01
Great Barrier Reef Australia accused of trying to block Unesco process that could put Great Barrier Reef in danger list www.theguardian.com 2021.11.30
Selimiye Mosque Restoration at Edirne's UNESCO-listed Selimiye Mosque begins www.dailysabah.com 2021.11.27
Ancient Thebes Egypt restores ancient road linking temples of Luxor and Karnak www.theguardian.com 2021.11.26
Palmyra Three looted Palmyra sculptures seized in Geneva freeport return to Syria www.theartnewspaper.com 2021.11.25
Bamiyan Valley The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan’s ancient Buddha statues. Now they’re welcoming tourists. www.cnbc.com 2021.11.25
Shushtar Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System closed amid safety concerns www.tehrantimes.com 2021.11.15
Chan Chan Archaeologists find pre-Columbian mass grave in Chan Chan www.france24.com 2021.11.11
Bamiyan Valley Video Shows Taliban Using Remnants Of Bamiyan Buddhas For Target Practice gandhara.rferl.org 2021.11.11
Osun-Osogbo Osun Osogbo shrine gets $127,000 U.S grant www.premiumtimesng.com 2021.11.09
Pompei Pompeii archaeologists discover rare 'slave room' www.france24.com 2021.11.07
Fossil Hominid Sites Scientists find fossil of early hominid in South Africa www.ctvnews.ca 2021.11.06
Gusuku of Ryukyu Shuri Castle observation deck opens to view reconstruction 2 years after fire at Okinawa landmark the-japan-news.com 2021.11.04
Aasivissuit - Nipisat Greenland’s Qaammat Pavilion for Unesco celebrates land and people www.wallpaper.com 2021.10.27
Studley Royal Park Archaeologists find ‘missing link’ in history of Fountains Abbey www.theguardian.com 2021.10.25
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty Ancient citadel to be renovated for $32 mln e.vnexpress.net 2021.10.24
L'Anse aux Meadows New Dating Method Shows Vikings Occupied Newfoundland in 1021 C.E. www.smithsonianmag.com 2021.10.21
Bagan Fourteen pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar’s temple city, have been damaged by heavy rain www.irrawaddy.com 2021.10.20
Wadden Sea Law to prohibit drilling for oil and gas in National Park Wadden Sea Niedersachsen www.ndr.de 2021.10.14
Lut Desert 'World’s largest' nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert www.tehrantimes.com 2021.10.12
Ping Yao Heavy rains damaged section of a wall in the historic town of Pingyao abcnews.go.com 2021.10.12
Lake Baikal Galapagos of Russia threatened by chemical waste www.irishtimes.com 2021.10.10
Amami-Oshima Island Illegal digging of endangered orchid suspected on World Heritage island in Japan mainichi.jp 2021.10.09
Royal Palaces of Abomey France to give Abomey Palace artefacts back to Benin www.reuters.com 2021.10.09
Amami-Oshima Island World Heritage islands forced to take measures to protect nature www.asahi.com 2021.10.07
Sangha Trinational Cameroon plans a new road in Lobéké National Park news.mongabay.com 2021.10.06
Gorham's Cave Complex Cave chamber closed for 40,000 years could hold the key to the lives of Neanderthals edition.cnn.com 2021.10.01
Wet Tropics of Queensland Daintree: World Heritage rainforest handed back to Aboriginal owners www.bbc.com 2021.09.29
Leptis Magna Jewel of Roman Empire lies neglected in Libya chaos www.france24.com 2021.09.26
Stonehenge Cracks and holes in the stones which form Stonehenge are to be repaired for the first time in more than 60 years. www.bbc.com 2021.09.15
Cerrado Protected Areas Firefighters battle flames in Brazil’s Chapada dos Veadeiros for 3rd day riotimesonline.com 2021.09.15
Mammoth Cave Miles of unknown passages discovered at Mammoth Cave National Park www.cincinnati.com 2021.09.14
Bamiyan Valley Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil english.kyodonews.net 2021.09.14
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Massive new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale phys.org 2021.09.08
Komodo National Park Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise www.theguardian.com 2021.09.05
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling’s Toy Train may be Privatised www.news18.com 2021.08.26
Venice and its Lagoon Venice Set to Charge Tourists for Entry From Next Summer www.bloomberg.com 2021.08.23
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef: scientists discover 400-year-old giant coral www.theguardian.com 2021.08.20
Iguacu Brazilian road proposal threatens famed biodiversity hotspot www.nature.com 2021.08.19
Laponian Area Sweden's once-highest peak loses 2 metres height in year as glacier melts www.reuters.com 2021.08.18
Pompei Partially mummified remains, including hair and bones, of a former slave who rose through the social ranks have been found in Pompeii. www.theguardian.com 2021.08.17
Petroglyphs of the Lake Onega and the White Sea Karelia opens road to White Sea petroglyphs tass.com 2021.08.17
Trans-Iranian Railway The story behind the Trans-Iranian Railway, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century edition.cnn.com 2021.08.15
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Heavy rain causes sinkhole at Hara Castle ruins mainichi.jp 2021.08.15
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Part of Hadrian’s Wall discovered in Newcastle city centre www.theguardian.com 2021.08.14
Neolithic Orkney 5,000-Year-Old Wooden Stakes Discovered at Orkney’s Ness of Brodgar www.smithsonianmag.com 2021.08.14
Wadden Sea Marsk Tower opens at Wadden Sea National Park in Denmark www.archpaper.com 2021.08.13
Lübeck Carlebach-Synagogue in Lübeck reopens www.ndr.de 2021.08.12
Olympia Site of first ancient Olympics at risk as fires rage in Greece www.euronews.com 2021.08.07
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Is Even Older Than Previously Thought, New Radiocarbon Dating Shows news.artnet.com 2021.08.06
Komodo National Park Indonesia's controversial 'Jurassic Park' project going ahead in Komodo National Park edition.cnn.com 2021.08.06
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Firefighters called to grass fire at Alberta’s Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump globalnews.ca 2021.08.06
Lalibela Tigrayan forces take control of Ethiopia's Lalibela www.reuters.com 2021.08.06
Stonehenge High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful www.theguardian.com 2021.07.30
Liftah (Mey Naftoah) – Traditional mountain village (T) Israel Plans to Build Villas on the Ruins of a Village That Has Become a Symbol of the Nakba www.haaretz.com 2021.07.22
Kizhi Pogost Kizhi Pogost church is finally restored on Russian island of remarkable wooden buildings www.theartnewspaper.com 2021.07.19
Venice and its Lagoon Italy bans cruise ships from Venice lagoon after Unesco threat www.theguardian.com 2021.07.14
Liangzhu Archaeological Site China's Liangzhu Ancient City unveils 3D replicas of 5,000-year-old wooden pillars for first time news.cgtn.com 2021.07.12
Wet Tropics of Queensland Roundup and glyphosate given tick of approval for use in Wet Tropics www.abc.net.au 2021.07.11
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas This World Heritage Site Is in Ruins, and That’s Not by Accident www.nytimes.com 2021.07.08
Great Barrier Reef Australia demands world heritage experts visit Great Barrier Reef ahead of ‘in danger’ list decision www.theguardian.com 2021.07.07
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Dağkapı, a medieval mountain gate, was reinstalled to the 8,000-year-old Walls of Diyarbakır on June 2 after its renovation. www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2021.07.05
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District Kontorhaus to be car free in 2024 www.mopo.de 2021.07.03
Guanacaste Rincón de la Vieja Volcano registers strong eruption ticotimes.net 2021.06.29
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape Deadly tornado damaged the chateau in Valtice www.france24.com 2021.06.25
Purnululu National Park Bungle Bungles dispute rumbles on, a 'handbrake' on UNESCO-listed Purnululu park's potential www.abc.net.au 2021.06.20
Liverpool Liverpool set to lose World Heritage Status lbndaily.co.uk 2021.06.18
Ujung Kulon National Park Two new Javan rhino calves spotted in the species’ last holdout news.mongabay.com 2021.06.16
Niokolo-Koba National Park Rare Wildlife Images From Niokolo Koba National Park Give Birth To New Hope www.worldatlas.com 2021.06.11
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Lake Fertő project under fire www.themayor.eu 2021.06.09
Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (T) Historical pathway between Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs to be restored www.thehindu.com 2021.06.09
Amsterdam Canal Ring Sinkholes, Collapsing Canal Walls, Rickety Bridges: Amsterdam Is Crumbling www.nytimes.com 2021.06.09
Asbads (windmill) of Iran (T) Global registration of Sistan and Baluchestan windmills underway irandaily.ir 2021.06.06
Okapi Wildlife Reserve Deforestation intensifies in northern DRC protected areas news.mongabay.com 2021.06.03
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve How the amazing monarch butterfly migrants became refugees — from us www.washingtonpost.com 2021.05.31
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Redesigning the Lorsch landscape www.archdaily.com 2021.05.30
Pasargadae Relocated stone blocks brought back to Pasargadae www.tehrantimes.com 2021.05.23
Virunga National Park Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo plans to evacuate city as volcano erupts www.bbc.com 2021.05.22
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands: Erosion fells Darwin's Arch www.bbc.com 2021.05.17
Stoclet House Palace Stoclet stays closed to visitors www.bruzz.be 2021.05.15
Fraser Island Dingo fence to be built on Fraser Island after attacks on children www.theguardian.com 2021.05.15
Great Wall 2 tourists banned from China’s Great Wall after trespassing on undeveloped section whdh.com 2021.05.14
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Feral pigs and deer killed in aerial cull to protect Budj Bim Cultural Landscape www.abc.net.au 2021.05.14
Grand Canyon 45,000 Apply for the Chance to Kill 12 Bison in Grand Canyon National Park www.nytimes.com 2021.05.11
Kakadu National Park Kakadu site closure amid racism claims au.news.yahoo.com 2021.05.07
Rome At the Colosseum, a High-Tech Refit Will Offer a Gladiator’s Perspective www.surfacemag.com 2021.05.05
Angkor Wildlife returns to Angkor Archaeological Park www.phnompenhpost.com 2021.05.03
Megalithic Temples of Malta Controversial Ġgantija apartment block application temporarily suspended www.independent.com.mt 2021.05.03
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Drugs and agriculture cause deforestation to skyrocket at Honduran UNESCO site news.mongabay.com 2021.05.01
Plain of Jars 'Plain of Jars', one of the most mysterious archaeological sites, reveals its true age www.livescience.com 2021.04.29
Acropolis Dozens of Angry Archaeologists Say a Planned Renovation of the Acropolis Will Degrade the World Heritage Site news.artnet.com 2021.04.29
Rock Art of Alta Sewage washes ashore at Alta www.thelocal.no 2021.04.21
Cape Floral Region 'Out of control' fire breaks out in Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park edition.cnn.com 2021.04.18
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier Maison Guiette renovated again www.vrt.be 2021.04.15
Venice and its Lagoon After long complaints about pollution and blocked views, Italy bans cruise ships in Venice’s historic centre www.theartnewspaper.com 2021.04.10
Sinharaja Forest The Destruction of the World Heritage Sinharaja Forest www.indepthnews.net 2021.04.09
The La Soufrière National Park (T) St. Vincent’s La Soufriere volcano blows in ‘explosive eruption’ globalnews.ca 2021.04.09
Tasmanian Wilderness Australia’s pivot to plantations may be too late for nearly extinct parrots news.mongabay.com 2021.04.07
Ancient Kyoto 400-year-old prayer tablet found at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera www.asahi.com 2021.04.07
Lake Baikal Along Russia’s majestic Lake Baikal, the quest for tourism cash stalks a pristine landscape www.washingtonpost.com 2021.04.04
Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T) Cairo’s mummies get a new home. And a grand procession on the way. www.washingtonpost.com 2021.04.04
Chiribiquete National Park Deforestation rises in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park as cattle invade news.mongabay.com 2021.04.03
Rwenzori Mountains Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier www.bbc.com 2021.03.31
Uluru Water cascades down Uluru after heavy rains batter northern Australia edition.cnn.com 2021.03.25
Calakmul Mural Painted More Than 2,500 Years Ago Depicts Salt as an Ancient Maya Commodity at a Marketplace scitechdaily.com 2021.03.25
Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Site at Jinsha and Joint Tombs of Boat- shaped Coffins in Chengdu City, S (T) 3,000-Year-Old Gold Mask, Silk Linked to Enigmatic Civilization Found in China www.smithsonianmag.com 2021.03.25
Hampi Part of Hampi fort collapses www.thehindu.com 2021.03.13
Belize Barrier Reef UNESCO WH Centre queries impact of cruise ship port construction in Belize www.breakingbelizenews.com 2021.03.12
Plain of Jars Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars www.eurekalert.org 2021.03.11
Białowieża Forest Bialowieza: Poland to resume logging in primeval forest www.bbc.com 2021.03.09
Luang Prabang UNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam that may turn Luang Prabang into a lakeside town thediplomat.com 2021.03.04
Pompei Ancient ceremonial chariot unearthed in Pompeii edition.cnn.com 2021.02.28
Kakadu National Park Traditional owners threaten to shut down Australian Unesco site Kakadu National Park www.nzherald.co.nz 2021.02.24
Burgos Cathedral 'An eyesore': thousands protest against Spanish cathedral's new doors www.theguardian.com 2021.02.19
Angkor UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park near Angkor whc.unesco.org 2021.02.18
Lopé-Okanda Ecomuseum of the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda reopens after 10 years whc.unesco.org 2021.02.17
Wadi Natuf and Shuqba Cave (T) Neanderthals were every bit as smart and creative as humans. www.zmescience.com 2021.02.16
Kakadu National Park Tourism revamp for Kakadu National Park au.news.yahoo.com 2021.02.16
Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania Approves a Cable Car on Kilimanjaro www.outsideonline.com 2021.02.15
Babylon In beleaguered Babylon, doing battle against time, water and modern civilisation bdnews24.com 2021.02.14
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Discovered in Bhimbetka, India’s lone fossil of world’s oldest animal timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2021.02.14
St. Kilda Evidence St Kilda was inhabited 2,000 years ago www.bbc.com 2021.02.13
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace: Emergency repairs on leaking roof www.bbc.com 2021.02.13
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off, scores are feared dead www.npr.org 2021.02.07
Kaziranga National Park Rhino kills forest department staff in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park www.hindustantimes.com 2021.02.01
Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne National Park Forest Growing Back After Decade Of Moose Hunt www.nationalparkstraveler.org 2021.01.30
Timna (T) 3,000-year-old purple dyed thread discovered in Israel matches descriptions of the shade worn by royalty from the Bible www.dailymail.co.uk 2021.01.30
Red Fort Farmers breach Delhi's Red Fort in huge tractor rally www.bbc.com 2021.01.28
Djoudj More than 700 pelicans found dead in Djoudj www.theguardian.com 2021.01.28
Cahokia Mounds Ohio Supreme Court sets date for ancient burial mound case www.sfchronicle.com 2021.01.17
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex Norway supports animal surveillance in Pendjari and W National Parks whc.unesco.org 2021.01.14
Virunga National Park At least six DR Congo park rangers killed in attack www.france24.com 2021.01.10
Ancient Nara National-treasure Yakushiji pagoda in Nara to open to public from March www.japantimes.co.jp 2021.01.10
Ngorongoro Finds in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge Reveal How Ancient Humans Adapted to Change allafrica.com 2021.01.09
Gulf of California Mexican fisherman dies after clash with conservationists www.france24.com 2021.01.05
Caral-Supe Squatters issue death threats to archaeologist who discovered oldest city in the Americas www.theguardian.com 2021.01.03
Te Wahipounamu An island nation’s audacious effort to save its unique wildlife www.washingtonpost.com 2021.01.02
Champagne Fewer people than usual will pop bottles of bubbly at midnight. Pour one out for France’s Champagne region. www.washingtonpost.com 2021.01.02
Messel Pit Oldest-Ever Python Fossil Found in Europe www.smithsonianmag.com 2021.01.01
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Rangers at DR Congo wildlife haven protest over pay www.france24.com 2020.12.30
Pompei Pompeii excavation reveals fast food diet of ancient Romans www.independent.co.uk 2020.12.28
Stone Town of Zanzibar Collapse of House of Wonders in Zanzibar whc.unesco.org 2020.12.25
Rome Biggest circular tomb in the ancient world to open in Rome edition.cnn.com 2020.12.25
Rome Italy is adding a new floor to the Colosseum www.archpaper.com 2020.12.25
Biblical Tells Sweet-toothed Canaanites imported exotic foods to Israel 3,600 years ago www.jpost.com 2020.12.22
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu closes again, over local train dispute www.channelnewsasia.com 2020.12.15
Mexico City and Xochimilco Aztec skull tower: Archaeologists unearth new sections in Mexico City www.bbc.com 2020.12.12
Greater Blue Mountains Australia's Blue Mountains are World Heritage site downgraded, but it's not too late to save it www.stuff.co.nz 2020.12.12
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex UNESCO condemns armed attack on Niger's W natural park whc.unesco.org 2020.12.10
Fraser Island Almost half of Fraser Island burnt despite 1 million litres of water, retardant www.brisbanetimes.com.au 2020.12.06
Tikal National Park Researchers Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Maya Water Filtration System www.smithsonianmag.com 2020.11.30
Fraser Island Vistors barred from Fraser Island from Friday evening due to bushfire www.brisbanetimes.com.au 2020.11.28
Stone Circles of Senegambia Kerr Batch Stone Circles - UNESCO World Heritage Site Undergoing Rehabilitation allafrica.com 2020.11.25
Pompei Newfound corpses at Pompeii were a master and servant who died together www.livescience.com 2020.11.25
Yin Xu Central Chinese city builds museum for World Heritage Site ruins news.cgtn.com 2020.11.24
Derbent Southern wall of Naryn-Kala fortress damaged by rains www.uniindia.com 2020.11.18
St. George, Bermuda St George World Heritage Centre to close for good www.royalgazette.com 2020.11.18
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Waters around Gough Island are to become one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries to protect wildlife. www.theguardian.com 2020.11.14
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Kosovo’s rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site apnews.com 2020.11.13
Hyrcanian Forests Gondola lift threatens Hyrcanian forests UNESCO tag www.tehrantimes.com 2020.11.12
Ancient villages of Northern Syria Unable to find proper shelter, displaced Syrians settle in Idlib's ancient ruins www.dailysabah.com 2020.11.12
Shibam UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Yemen’s Shibam city, risks collapse www.gulftoday.ae 2020.11.06
Santiago de Compostela A 12th-Century Mason Created a Hidden Self-Portrait in Famed Spanish Cathedral www.smithsonianmag.com 2020.11.06
Lalish Temple (T) U.S. Government Allocated an Extra $500,000 for the Restoration of Lalish Temple iq.usembassy.gov 2020.10.22
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt adds restaurant at ancient pyramid site edition.cnn.com 2020.10.22
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Berlin: vandalism of museum artefacts 'linked to conspiracy theorists' www.theguardian.com 2020.10.21
Gelati Monastery Temporary roofing for Gelati UNESCO site to be completed by December agenda.ge 2020.10.20
Nasca Lines Large 2,000-year-old cat discovered in Peru's Nazca lines www.bbc.com 2020.10.19
Ancient Kyoto Lawsuit over jigsaw puzzle featuring Japanese World Heritage temple settled mainichi.jp 2020.10.14
The Great Wall of Gorgan (T) Millennia-old Great Wall of Gorgan on verge of destruction www.tehrantimes.com 2020.10.12
Kilimanjaro National Park Firefighters try to contain fire on Mount Kilimanjaro uk.reuters.com 2020.10.12
Volcanoes of Kamchatka A suspected toxic spill in Russia's Far East has killed 95% of marine life on the seabed edition.cnn.com 2020.10.08
Lut Desert Freshwater crabs in the hottest place on earth techzle.com 2020.09.27
Glacier parks Grizzly bear kills hunter in 1st-of-its-kind attack in largest US national park abc11.com 2020.09.24
Paysage culturel du Lac Tchad (Chad) (T) Chad halts Lake Chad world heritage status request over oil exploration www.theguardian.com 2020.09.24
Pyramids (Memphis) Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara www.bbc.com 2020.09.21
Pantanal Forest fires devastate Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetlands www.bbc.com 2020.09.19
Cocos Island Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island Documented for First Time seaturtles.org 2020.09.17
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt cuts highways across pyramids plateau, alarming conservationists www.egyptindependent.com 2020.09.16
Osun-Osogbo Nigerian porn star arrested 'for filming' at sacred Osun Osogbo ground www.bbc.com 2020.09.15
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex Burkina Faso’s wildlife reserves have become a battle zone, overrun by militants and poachers www.washingtonpost.com 2020.09.14
Kakadu National Park Humpback whales enter crocodile river 'in Australian first' www.bbc.com 2020.09.14
Macao UNESCO asked China for clarification on buildings near the Macao Guia Lighthouse macaunews.mo 2020.09.11
Meroe Sudan floods: Nile water level threatens ancient pyramids www.bbc.com 2020.09.08
Mycenae and Tiryns Mycenae Site and Museum Reopen to the Public after wildfire news.gtp.gr 2020.09.06
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Ancient Israeli Cave Transformed Into Art Gallery www.smithsonianmag.com 2020.09.04
Ancient Kyoto Kinkaku-ji golden pavilion roof undergoes renovation amid pandemic english.kyodonews.net 2020.09.01
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Paradise islands reopen only to visitors who've had Covid-19 edition.cnn.com 2020.08.29
Ogasawara Islands On remote Japanese isle, old bonds with America stir modern questions over race and identity www.washingtonpost.com 2020.08.21
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Flood waters reach the toes of China's famous giant Buddha statue edition.cnn.com 2020.08.20
Galapagos Islands A huge fleet of fishing boats is threatening the extraordinary marine life of the Galapagos www.washingtonpost.com 2020.08.17
Derwent Valley Mills Derwent Valley Mills Unesco site risks 'incremental destruction' www.bbc.com 2020.08.17
Medina of Fez Abandoned Building Collapses in Bustling Merchant Area of Fez Medina www.moroccoworldnews.com 2020.08.17
Sana'a Historic houses in Sanaa's Old City on brink of collapse after heavy rains www.middleeasteye.net 2020.08.17
Genbaku Dome Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack www.bbc.com 2020.08.11
Zone Giraphe (T) Gunmen kill French tourists in Koure, Niger north-africa.com 2020.08.09
Baekje Historic Areas UNESCO listed World Heritage Gongsanseong Fortress damaged by heavy rain www.koreaherald.com 2020.07.30
Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary) (T) Turkey reopens the Sumela Monastery after four years of restoration www.trtworld.com 2020.07.29
Tower of London Coronavirus: Tower of London Beefeaters face job cuts due to pandemic www.bbc.com 2020.07.26
Aldabra Atoll Expedition removes 25 tons of waste from remote Aldabra Atoll whc.unesco.org 2020.07.25
St. Kilda Trust urges visitors not to travel to St Kilda www.pressandjournal.co.uk 2020.07.22
Kaziranga National Park Assam flooding: Several rare rhinos die in India's Kaziranga park www.bbc.com 2020.07.20
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 3 dead, others critically injured after bus rollover in Alberta's Jasper National Park www.cbc.ca 2020.07.19
Gelati Monastery Experts studying rainwater leaks, fresco damage at Gelati UNESCO World Heritage Site agenda.ge 2020.07.14
Kii Mountain Range Sacred rope replaced above 133-meter waterfall at Japan World Heritage site www.japantimes.co.jp 2020.07.14
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex African Parks takes over Beninese part of the W National Park www.afrik21.africa 2020.07.12
Ogasawara Islands Nishinoshima’s Explosive Growth Creates New Land www.smithsonianmag.com 2020.07.12
Istanbul Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque www.bbc.com 2020.07.12
Bagan Looters Target Myanmar Temple Treasures in Tourist Slump www.courthousenews.com 2020.07.07
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Local villagers set up shops and eateries in ecologically-fragile Valley of Flowers timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2020.07.06
Pasargadae Roofing covers of ‘winged human’, palaces replaced at Pasargadae www.tehrantimes.com 2020.07.05
Okavango Delta Hundreds of elephants dead in mysterious mass die-off www.theguardian.com 2020.07.02
Liverpool Zip wire across Liverpool's World Heritage Site wins go-ahead www.bbc.com 2020.07.01
Mountain Railways of India Landslides detached Darjeeling, disrupted World Heritage 'Toy Train' service economictimes.indiatimes.com 2020.07.01
Ningaloo Coast Calls to block drilling near WA's Ningaloo www.theislanderonline.com.au 2020.06.30
La Haute Ville d’Antananarivo (T) Madagascar’s ‘Colosseum’ sparks outrage www.malaymail.com 2020.06.29
Stonehenge Archeologists Just Discovered the UK’s Largest Ceremonial Site Buried Right Next to Stonehenge news.artnet.com 2020.06.27
Virunga National Park UNESCO condemns new armed attack on Virunga National Park whc.unesco.org 2020.06.27
Papahanaumokuakea Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund Announces $1 Million in Grants to Support Management and Conservation www.globenewswire.com 2020.06.25
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution S. Korea calls on UNESCO to mull canceling Japanese industrial sites' World Heritage designation www.koreaherald.com 2020.06.25
Lopé-Okanda The oldest evidence of human presence in the Congo Basin finally dated whc.unesco.org 2020.06.24
Socotra Archipelago Fiery clashes convulsed Yemen's remote Socotra archipelago www.startribune.com 2020.06.21
Historic Cairo Egypt to develop citadel as new hub of Historic Cairo www.al-monitor.com 2020.06.21
Madā ͐ in Ṣāliḥ AlUla cultural and heritage site to reopen in October www.therahnuma.com 2020.06.15
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, killed by hunters www.bbc.com 2020.06.12
Bagan Arson at Ancient Temple in Myanmar World Heritage Site Prompts Questions Over Security www.irrawaddy.com 2020.06.11
Tombs of Buganda Kings Devastating fire at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi whc.unesco.org 2020.06.08
Sundarbans National Park Sundarbans Devastated by Cyclone www.nytimes.com 2020.06.03
Dorset and East Devon Coast Jurassic Coast beach crowds 'showed shocking disregard for area' www.bbc.com 2020.06.03
Shark Bay Shark Bay traditional owners fear for lost ancient sites, but grant offers hope www.abc.net.au 2020.06.03
Macquarie Island Critically endangered herb thriving on Macquarie Island after seven-year feral animal eradication program www.theguardian.com 2020.06.03
Istanbul Turkey goes back to the future as Hagia Sophia set for Islamic prayers www.middleeasteye.net 2020.05.31
Taj Mahal Storm damages Taj Mahal's marble railing,claims three lives www.deccanherald.com 2020.05.31
Stonehenge Stonehenge with no crowds? Big changes planned for reopening www.theguardian.com 2020.05.30
Gyeongju Late 5th-early 6th century funeral relics unearthed at royal tomb complex en.yna.co.kr 2020.05.29
Monastery of Alcobaça Restoration begins of nation’s finest royal tomb in Alcobaça monastery www.macaubusiness.com 2020.05.21
Royal Exhibition Building Royal Exhibition Building vandalised after $20m refurbishment www.theage.com.au 2020.05.19
Sceilg Mhichíl Skellig Michael will not open to visitors in 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns www.irishtimes.com 2020.05.16
Rwenzori Mountains Floods and rock slides from Rwenzori devastate western Uganda www.theguardian.com 2020.05.16
Papahanaumokuakea Pūhāhonu Revealed: The Largest and Hottest Shield Volcano on Earth scitechdaily.com 2020.05.16
Angkor Ancient turtle statue discovered near Angkor Wat www.phnompenhpost.com 2020.05.08
Potala Palace Tibet to invest 40 mln yuan to protect world heritage temple www.xinhuanet.com 2020.05.08
Sana'a Saudi raids destroy Yemen World Heritage sites www.middleeastmonitor.com 2020.05.06
Vegaøyan Mowi receives clearance to farm on Vega Islands www.fishfarmermagazine.com 2020.05.05
Socotra Archipelago Clashes in Yemen UNESCO Site Threaten Rare Species www.nytimes.com 2020.05.02
Göbekli Tepe Hidden geometric patterns discovered at Turkey’s Göbeklitepe site www.dailysabah.com 2020.04.30
Tasmanian Wilderness Numbers of critically endangered orange-bellied parrot soar from low 20s to more than 100 www.theguardian.com 2020.04.28
Hkakabo Razi Landscape (T) Indigenous groups in Myanmar lash out at ‘restrictive’ conservation policies news.mongabay.com 2020.04.28
Churches and Convents of Goa Rector accuses India authorities of ‘neglect and apathy’ towards historic basilica in Goa cruxnow.com 2020.04.25
Virunga National Park Rangers, civilians killed in attack in Virunga National Park www.aljazeera.com 2020.04.25
Sana'a UNESCO expresses concern while monitoring flash floods in the Old City of Sana’a whc.unesco.org 2020.04.22
Ningaloo Coast New species discovered during exploration of abyssal deep sea canyons off Ningaloo www.sciencedaily.com 2020.04.21
Versailles Marie Antoinette’s private garden at the Palace of Versailles will get an extensive restoration archpaper.com 2020.04.18
National History Park Milot churchdestroyed in fire www.vantbefinfo.com 2020.04.13
Thessalonika Anarchists graffiti on World Heritage church in Thessaloniki greekcitytimes.com 2020.04.13
Giant's Causeway The National Trust introduce grazing cows on the Giant's Causeway for first time in 50 years www.countryliving.com 2020.04.09
Bagan Archaeological Survey of India Begins Restoring Five Buddhist Pagodas in Bagan www.buddhistdoor.net 2020.04.03
Fossil Hominid Sites Earliest known skull of Homo erectus unearthed at Drimolen www.heritagedaily.com 2020.04.03
Pyramids (Memphis) Amid COVID-19 Closures, Egypt Sanitizes the Giza Pyramids www.smithsonianmag.com 2020.04.02
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef hit by third major bleaching event in five years www.nbcnews.com 2020.03.24
Te Wahipounamu New Zealand's most famous tree, 'That Wanaka Tree,' vandalized edition.cnn.com 2020.03.20
Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall closes for first time for renovations archpaper.com 2020.03.17
Göbekli Tepe Large number of visitors drives conservation focus in Göbeklitepe www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2020.03.10
Port of Banbhore (T) Largest Ancient Ivory Factory Discovered In Bhanbhore www.ancient-origins.net 2020.03.07
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt reopens its oldest pyramid after 14-year restoration www.aljazeera.com 2020.03.06
Rapa Nui Anger on Easter Island after truck crashes into sacred stone statue www.theguardian.com 2020.03.05
San Antonio Missions Ruins at Mission San José undergoing restoration www.expressnews.com 2020.03.03
Ancient Nara Pagoda at World Heritage temple in Nara to undergo repairs for 1st time in 120 years mainichi.jp 2020.03.01
Sun Temple, Konarak Soon, you can walk through interiors of Konark Sun Temple, now sealed with sand www.newindianexpress.com 2020.03.01
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites New genus of Australian lion discovered in Queensland's Riversleigh World Heritage fossil site www.abc.net.au 2020.02.29
Medina of Tunis Citizens step in to revive Tunis crumbling old town www.reuters.com 2020.02.27
Bamiyan Valley Preparing the Removal of Bamiyan from the List of World Heritage in Danger menafn.com 2020.02.27
El Pinacate UNESCO urged to protect El Pinacate WHS threatened by border wall construction cronkitenews.azpbs.org 2020.02.27
Giant's Causeway Rockfalls and landslides affecting Giant's Causeway news.causewaycoastcommunity.co.uk 2020.02.25
Borobudur Borobudur Closes Several Tourist Areas Due to Visitors Negligence en.tempo.co 2020.02.24
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings School of Architecture at Taliesin to Close after 88 Years apnews.com 2020.02.21
Rome Hypogeum with sarcophagus found in Forum www.ansa.it 2020.02.20
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem: Jordan condemns Israeli Western Wall railway plan www.bbc.com 2020.02.19
Erbil Citadel Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel www.theartnewspaper.com 2020.02.19
Pompei Pompeii's House of Lovers reopens to public after 40 years www.theguardian.com 2020.02.18
Moenjodaro What's in a name?: The curious case of Mo(h)(a)(e)njo Daro tribune.com.pk 2020.02.18
Al Ain Al Ain opens new archeological tourist attraction www.arabianbusiness.com 2020.02.17
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 2020.02.17
Westminster The full extent of World War II damage to Big Ben has only just been discovered edition.cnn.com 2020.02.14
Rideau Canal UNESCO wants Château hotel addition re-assessed 'before any irrevocable decisions are made' ottawacitizen.com 2020.02.13
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) (T) Four mountain gorillas die in Mgahinga National Park www.monitor.co.ug 2020.02.08
Galapagos Islands Partial descendant of 'Lonesome George' species found near volcano news.sky.com 2020.02.08
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve At famed Mexican butterfly reserve, second worker found dead kfgo.com 2020.02.02
Machu Picchu Peru to install Cameras at Machu Picchu www.newsweek.com 2020.01.23
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Mexico butterfly conservationist's disappearance sparks alarm www.bbc.com 2020.01.22
Greater Blue Mountains Firefighters save endangered Wollemi pines from NSW bushfires www.theguardian.com 2020.01.19
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Budj Bim Cultural Landscape fire reveals new sections of ancient aquatic system www.abc.net.au 2020.01.19
Machu Picchu Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area www.france24.com 2020.01.14
Elephanta Caves The ancient carvings at Elephanta Caves are fading, and no one cares www.thehindu.com 2020.01.06
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Climate change is playing havoc with Mexico's monarch butterfly migration www.washingtonpost.com 2020.01.06
Ancient Thebes UNESCO Condemns Transfer of Sphinxes from Luxor to Tahrir egyptianstreets.com 2020.01.03
Mount Sanqingshan Hefty fines and prison sentence for trio who scaled "Giant Python" at Sanqing Mountain news.cgtn.com 2020.01.01
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Budj Bim continues to burn after lightening strike on Saturday www.standard.net.au 2020.01.01
Greater Blue Mountains Bushfire smoke hides Australia's 'Three Sisters', tourists photograph billboard www.reuters.com 2019.12.28
Tasmanian Wilderness 835 hectares burnt in Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area in state's South-West www.theadvocate.com.au 2019.12.25
Galapagos Islands State of Emergency in Ecuador From Diesel Spill on Galapagos www.voanews.com 2019.12.22
White Sands National Monument (T) White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is now White Sands National Park. mashable.com 2019.12.22
Lenggong Valley Lenggong Valley is in peril www.thestar.com.my 2019.12.21
Fanjingshan Big data assists tourism at China's world heritage site news.cgtn.com 2019.12.20
Moenjodaro Heritage ignored: With no flights, Mohenjo Daro at risk of being forgotten tribune.com.pk 2019.12.15
Necropolis of Bet She'arim Israeli UNESCO World Heritage Site Vandalized With Graffiti www.haaretz.com 2019.12.15
Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (T) Ancient cave art may depict the worlds oldest hunting scene www.nationalgeographic.com 2019.12.13
Brú na Bóinne State-of-the-art visitor center opens at Newgrange just in time for the Winter Solstice www.irishcentral.com 2019.12.13
Wadi Al-Hitan Newly described fossil whale represents intermediate stage between foot-powered and tail-powered swimming phys.org 2019.12.12
Mountain Resort, Chengde Dinosaur footprints found in ancient Chinese imperial resort www.xinhuanet.com 2019.12.06
Victoria Falls World famous Victoria Falls all but dries up in devastating drought metro.co.uk 2019.12.05
Istanbul Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia www.theartnewspaper.com 2019.12.04
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 2019.12.04
Gondwana Rainforests Unesco expresses concern over bushfire damage to Australia's Gondwana rainforests www.theguardian.com 2019.12.03
Greater Blue Mountains Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area www.theguardian.com 2019.12.03
Hallstatt-Dachstein Austria's Hallstatt hit by major fire www.dw.com 2019.12.01
Wanuskewin (T) Wanuskewin Heritage Park one step closer to world heritage site designation www.ckom.com 2019.11.29
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 2019.11.28
Ancient Kyoto 44-yr-old nabbed over graffiti at World Heritage temple in ancient capital Kyoto mainichi.jp 2019.11.26
Papahanaumokuakea Pacific bird refuge at Midway Atoll struggles as ocean garbage patch grows apnews.com 2019.11.19
Pyramids (Memphis) Experts crack mystery of ancient Egypt’s sacred bird mummies www.theguardian.com 2019.11.16
Angkor Cambodia’s Angkor Temple Complex Ending Elephant Rides www.nytimes.com 2019.11.14
Çatalhöyük Human Tooth Jewelry Discovered At Neolithic Site In Turkey www.forbes.com 2019.11.14
Venice and its Lagoon Venice floods: The historic sites affected www.bbc.com 2019.11.14
Pantanal Fires Are Ravaging Brazil's Pantanal time.com 2019.11.08
Amphitheater of El Jem U.S. grants 430,000 USD fund to restore Tunisian archaeological site www.xinhuanet.com 2019.11.08
Mana Pools Severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife in Mana Pools www.koaa.com 2019.11.08
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem: Israel approves controversial Old City cable car plan www.bbc.com 2019.11.06
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal gets its own air purifiers as India chokes on smog edition.cnn.com 2019.11.06
Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T) Foreign tourists among eight stabbed in Jerash www.theguardian.com 2019.11.06
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Gang burgle French cathedral after ramming door news.artnet.com 2019.11.05
Urnes Stave Church Norway’s Historic Stave Churches Are Even Older Than Previously Thought www.forbes.com 2019.11.04
Gusuku of Ryukyu Shuri Castle, a symbol of Okinawa, destroyed in fire www.japantimes.co.jp 2019.10.30
Shiretoko Japan removing dams for salmon river restoration www.seafoodsource.com 2019.10.29
Grand-Bassam UNESCO deploys emergency mission to evaluate impact of floods in Historic Town of Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire whc.unesco.org 2019.10.25
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Feral pigs put UNESCO world heritage site Budj Bim at risk of 'tremendous damage' www.abc.net.au 2019.10.23
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Turin firefighters handle blaze at Cavallerizza Reale www.euronews.com 2019.10.22
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands One of Cinque Terre’s most famous routes is about to reopen www.lonelyplanet.com 2019.10.21
Mesa Verde Finland Agrees To Return Remains, Some Items Taken From Mesa Verde In 19th Century www.nationalparkstraveler.org 2019.10.20
Kutna Hora Czech Republic’s famous Kutná Hora “bone church” to ban photography as of 2020 news.expats.cz 2019.10.17
Hampi Heavy rains cause partial collapse of Hampi heritage structure www.thenewsminute.com 2019.10.15
Pompei Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii phys.org 2019.10.12
La chefferie de Bafut (T) Soldiers Fire On, Loot Bafut Royal Palace www.hrw.org 2019.10.11
Pompei Hidden writing revealed on ancient scroll buried in same ash as Pompeii www.sciencemag.org 2019.10.09
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 2019.10.09
Thingvellir Diving in Þingvellir Could Jeopardise UNESCO Status www.icelandreview.com 2019.10.08
(T) 5,700-year-old child skeleton discovered at Arslantepe Mound in Turkey www.dailysabah.com 2019.10.06
Machu Picchu Research Suggests Machu Picchu Was Purposely Built On Top of Intersecting Fault Lines www.smithsonianmag.com 2019.10.05
Komodo National Park Indonesia cancels Komodo island closure, saying tourists are no threat to dragons www.theguardian.com 2019.10.02
Timna (T) Egyptians Provided Technological Leap For Edomite Kingdom www.ancient-origins.net 2019.09.23
Imperial Tombs Ancient emperor tomb's guardian statues to get "facelift" www.xinhuanet.com 2019.09.21
Trang An Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from world heritage site e.vnexpress.net 2019.09.21
Hampi Bengaluru man held for toppling pillars at Hampi www.thenewsminute.com 2019.09.21
Versailles Climate Change Is Devastating the Lush Gardens of Versailles www.bloomberg.com 2019.09.20
Tiwanaku Pre-Hispanic vessels over 1,400 years old have been found in the center of Bolivia's Tiwanaku ruins abcnews.go.com 2019.09.20
City of Bath Bath World Heritage Centre to open in 2020 with underground access to Roman Baths www.somersetlive.co.uk 2019.09.20
Blenheim Palace £4.8m golden lavatory stolen from Blenheim Palace www.telegraph.co.uk 2019.09.16
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal to open on selected nights edition.cnn.com 2019.09.12
Kinderdijk Royal opening for new visitors centre at Kinderdijk whc.unesco.org 2019.09.11
Medina Azahara Monumental pillar hall discovered in Madinat al-Zahra www.dainst.org 2019.09.11
Lake District Lake District heritage at risk as thrill-seekers ‘chew up’ idyllic trails www.theguardian.com 2019.09.11
Bauhaus Sites German Chancellor Merkel opens new Bauhaus museum in Dessau newjersey.news12.com 2019.09.11
(T) 6 tourists and a guide dead in Hell’s Gate National Park tragedy www.capitalfm.co.ke 2019.09.01
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra A tiger refuge in Sumatra gets a reprieve from road building news.mongabay.com 2019.09.01
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun Japan's UNESCO sites struggle to cultivate cultural cachet while keeping urban bustle at bay www.japantimes.co.jp 2019.08.24
Westminster Archbishop of Canterbury backs building of divisive Holocaust memorial next to Parliament www.christiantoday.com 2019.08.19
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Visitors flock to Budj Bim Indigenous site after World Heritage listing www.theage.com.au 2019.08.18
Lake Baikal World's deepest lake under threat of ecological disaster from toxic mudflows www.independent.co.uk 2019.08.15
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Rainforest destruction accelerates in Honduras UNESCO site news.mongabay.com 2019.08.14
Angkor Cambodia bans tourists from eating food on lawns around famed Angkor Wat temple www.xinhuanet.com 2019.08.14
Carthage Tunisia demolishes homes to protect ancient site www.yahoo.com 2019.08.14
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 2019.08.13
Risco Caido Fire in Spain's Canary Islands leaves rescuers 'fighting for our island' edition.cnn.com 2019.08.12
Hampi Monuments in Hampi World Heritage Site flooded www.thehindu.com 2019.08.12
Hallstatt-Dachstein Nothing to see here: Popular European destinations want fewer tourists www.washingtonpost.com 2019.08.11
Pattadakal Pattadakal inundated in Karnataka floods www.google.com 2019.08.11
Rome Tourists face €250 fines for sitting on Spanish Steps in Rome www.theguardian.com 2019.08.08
Lut Desert Lut Desert draws 5,000 foreign visitors a year www.tehrantimes.com 2019.08.07
Aleppo Centuries-old bazaar in Syria's Aleppo making slow recovery www.apnews.com 2019.08.06
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Scientists name new fossil species from Burgess Shale after Millennium Falcon from Star Wars arstechnica.com 2019.08.04
Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania Plans to Install Cable Cars on Mount Kilimanjaro www.voanews.com 2019.08.02
Selous Game Reserve Tanzania inaugurates huge dam project in World Heritage Site wtop.com 2019.07.28
Bagan Tourists disappointed with the closing of temples in Bagan www.mizzima.com 2019.07.28
Biblical Tells Staircase of 3500 years old biblical palace revealed in Tel Hatzor www.jpost.com 2019.07.28
Aphrodisias Avenue of Aphrodisias comes to light www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2019.07.23
Potala Palace Tibet making ticket reservations more efficient global.chinadaily.com.cn 2019.07.23
Kahuzi-Biega National Park Clash between Pygmies and DRC gorilla sanctuary rangers leaves one dead www.theguardian.com 2019.07.21
Cahokia Mounds Bill introduced to make Cahokia Mounds a national park www.wsiltv.com 2019.07.19
Sian Ka'an Quintana Roo wildfire has burned 2,500 hectares of heritage site mexiconewsdaily.com 2019.07.18
Tomioka Silk Mill Japanese city struggles as its World Heritage sheen fades www.japantimes.co.jp 2019.07.17
Sheki 19 hurt by falling tree branch at Sheki Palace www.660citynews.com 2019.07.14
Pyramids (Memphis) 'Bent' pyramid: Egypt opens ancient oddity for tourism www.theguardian.com 2019.07.14
Gunung Mulu Mulu cave flood: Dutch tourist dead, guide missing, eight others safe www.thestar.com.my 2019.07.13
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) David Chipperfield's Berlin temple: 'Like ascending to the realm of the gods' www.theguardian.com 2019.07.11
Uluru Uluru climb closure looms as region nears breaking point with overflow of tourists, 'influx of waste' www.abc.net.au 2019.07.10
Wood Buffalo National Park ‘This must be Canada’s last chance’: UN gives feds 18 months to save Wood Buffalo thenarwhal.ca 2019.07.04
Isole Eolie Hiker killed after volcano erupts on Stromboli www.theguardian.com 2019.07.04
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution Rain-triggered landslide buries part of the Terayama Charcoal Kiln www.asahi.com 2019.07.03
Sagarmatha National Park Everest facing mountain of rubbish as climbers leave waste behind news.sky.com 2019.07.01
Palmeral of Elche Thousands of date palms burnt in UNESCO World Heritage orchards www.theolivepress.es 2019.06.30
Central Park (T) How many squirrels live in NYC’s Central Park? www.nationalgeographic.com 2019.06.29
Lake Baikal How a vast Siberian lake became the latest victim of overtourism www.telegraph.co.uk 2019.06.29
Lamu Old Town Kenya halts Lamu coal power project www.bbc.com 2019.06.27
Qalhat Fifth phase of restoration work at World Heritage site of Qalhat over muscatdaily.com 2019.06.26
Jeju Major tourist spots on Jeju Island to raise entrance fees starting July www.koreaherald.com 2019.06.24
The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom (T) Vandalised Burzahom stares at delisting from UNESCO www.greaterkashmir.com 2019.06.23
Teotihuacan Evidence that Maya elite resided in Teotihuacán was recently found www.theyucatantimes.com 2019.06.22
Galapagos Islands Ecuador 'allows US military planes to use Galapagos island airfield' www.bbc.com 2019.06.19
Okavango Delta Angola, Botswana and Namibia co-manage shared river system of the Okavango Delta whc.unesco.org 2019.06.18
Neolithic Orkney New partnership for Orkney’s World Heritage Site www.orcadian.co.uk 2019.06.14
Galapagos Islands Unique love song of Galapagos finches dying out because of parasites brought in by humans www.independent.co.uk 2019.06.14
Brugge Bruges makes moves to restrict tourism edition.cnn.com 2019.06.13
Cliff of Bandiagara '100 killed' in ethnic Dogon village www.bbc.com 2019.06.11
Xanthos-Letoon Xanthos mosaics unprotected www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2019.06.06
Ha Long Bay Vietnam launches first helicopter sightseeing flights over Halong Bay edition.cnn.com 2019.06.06
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Nanda Devi: Bodies spotted in hunt for climbers missing in India www.bbc.com 2019.06.03
Yellowstone A Chain of Species Destruction at Yellowstone www.nytimes.com 2019.06.02
Venetian Works of Defence St. Nicholas Fortress in Šibenik to Open for Visitors After Two Years www.total-croatia-news.com 2019.06.01
Old City of Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre plans for first renovations in generations www.jpost.com 2019.06.01
Budapest Seven South Koreans dead, hope dims for missing in Budapest boat disaster kfgo.com 2019.05.30
Al Ain 3,000-year-old fingerprints found at Al Ain’s World Heritage Site gulfnews.com 2019.05.30
Minaret of Jam Taliban attack Afghanistan world heritage site, killing security forces thedefensepost.com 2019.05.30
Minaret of Jam Afghan floods put famous minaret at risk of collapse www.thehindu.com 2019.05.29
Machu Picchu New international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrage www.theguardian.com 2019.05.15
Kii Mountain Range Australian woman plunges to her death at sacred Japanese world heritage site 7news.com.au 2019.05.13
Machu Picchu Peru announced on Friday a two-week restriction to three important areas at Machu Picchu to prevent greater degradation www.france24.com 2019.05.11
Mogao Caves Japan helping to ‘clone’ historic Mogao Caves on China’s Silk Road www.asahi.com 2019.05.11
Stonehenge A lost piece of one of Stonehenge's iconic standing stones has finally been returned. www.livescience.com 2019.05.10
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex French army rescues four hostages in Sahel after kidnap from Pendjari NP www.france24.com 2019.05.10
Tabriz Bazaar Iran firefighters put out blaze at historic bazaar in Tabriz www.foxnews.com 2019.05.09
Delos British sculptor has, controversially, been commissioned to create works for the island of Delos, a sacred classical site www.theguardian.com 2019.05.05
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty makes moves to combat overtourism edition.cnn.com 2019.05.04
Wet Tropics of Queensland World's Oldest Rainforest Is Being Cooked to Death by Climate Change, Authorities Warn earther.gizmodo.com 2019.05.01
Baekje Historic Areas Korea’s Oldest Stone Buddhist Pagoda Officially Unveiled after 20-year Restoration Project www.buddhistdoor.net 2019.04.30
Mount Athos Ukraine-Russia tensions reach Greece’s holy Mount Athos www.theguardian.com 2019.04.29
Fraser Island Toddler recovering after emergency skull surgery to treat dingo attack www.news.com.au 2019.04.22
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Canada avalanche: Three elite climbers believed killed in Rockies www.bbc.com 2019.04.20
Acropolis Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact www.startribune.com 2019.04.18
Paris, Banks of the Seine Notre Dame on fire www.bbc.com 2019.04.15
Simien National Park Ethiopia's 'Roof of Africa' forest burns: Israel joins fire combat www.africanews.com 2019.04.14
Paleolithic Archaelogical Sites in Cagayan Valley (T) Homo luzonensis: New human species found in Philippines www.bbc.com 2019.04.14
Neolithic Orkney World-renowned Ring of Brodgar stone circle vandalised in Orkney www.theguardian.com 2019.04.12
Vegaøyan Farm ban at Vega world heritage site www.fishupdate.com 2019.04.10
Pompei Pompeii ‘fast food’ bar unearthed in ancient city after 2,000 years www.theguardian.com 2019.04.08
Paphos Getty collaboration to improve management of Paphos mosaics cyprus-mail.com 2019.04.06
Camino Real INAH announces restoration of historic Querétaro bridge mexiconewsdaily.com 2019.04.06
Lord Howe Island Coral bleaching reaches World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island Marine Park www.abc.net.au 2019.04.05
Fraser Island Two missing Japanese teenagers found dead in Fraser Island lake www.theguardian.com 2019.03.30
Galapagos Islands Galápagos islands have nearly 10 times more alien marine species than once thought www.sciencedaily.com 2019.03.29
Neolithic Orkney Skara Brae women archaeologists who were written out of history www.bbc.com 2019.03.26
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Face-lift for Leshan Giant Buddha nears completion news.cgtn.com 2019.03.25
Maritime Greenwich The Painted Hall, Greenwich to reopen in March 2019 after two year conservation project www.ornc.org 2019.03.21
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Thai millionaire who poached rare black leopard at heritage site faces jail www.iol.co.za 2019.03.20
Incense Route of the Negev Archaeologists Unearth Rare 1,700 Year Inscription and Church in Israeli Desert www1.cbn.com 2019.03.16
Lake Baikal Russia faces protests over factory on shores of lake Baikal www.washingtonpost.com 2019.03.13
Mount Kenya For more than a week, devastating fires have raged in Mount Kenya National Park whc.unesco.org 2019.03.05
Angkor Cambodia’s Tourism Authority Bans Food Inside World Heritage Temple Angkor Wat www.chiangraitimes.com 2019.03.04
Lake Turkana Kenya helicopter crash leaves 4 Americans and a local pilot dead www.cbsnews.com 2019.03.04
Rapa Nui Easter Islanders seek outside help for iconic statues' 'leprosy' www.japantimes.co.jp 2019.03.03
Kuk K100,000 for Kuk World Heritage Site www.looppng.com 2019.02.27
Tasmanian Wilderness Lake Malbena camp proponent flags appeal after council knockback for World Heritage Area plan www.abc.net.au 2019.02.26
Yakushima Public donations for World Heritage site gambled away www.asahi.com 2019.02.26
Liverpool Liverpool bid to extend its World Heritage Site to include Europe's oldest Chinatown www.xinhuanet.com 2019.02.23
East Rennell Concern for oil spill in East Rennell whc.unesco.org 2019.02.20
Galapagos Islands Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galapagos www.straitstimes.com 2019.02.20
Chitwan National Park Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park news.mongabay.com 2019.02.15
Pompei Stunningly preserved fresco of Narcissus discovered in Pompeii www.theguardian.com 2019.02.15
Kathmandu Valley Use of concrete in ancient temple draws ire from heritage conservationists in Nepal kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 2019.02.09
Shark Bay Shark Bay: A World Heritage Site at catastrophic risk theconversation.com 2019.02.07
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 2019.02.05
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Visitor numbers quadruple in 10 years of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site status www.wrexham.com 2019.02.04
Hampi Viral video shows trio damaging stone pillar at Hampi indianexpress.com 2019.02.03
Wood Buffalo National Park Ottawa produces action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park www.theglobeandmail.com 2019.02.02
Sigiriya Sri Lanka declares UNESCO site Sigiriya as polythene free www.xinhuanet.com 2019.02.02
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Visitor numbers quadruple at Pontcysyllte aquaduct www.shropshirestar.com 2019.01.30
Belize Barrier Reef Belize Blue Hole: Dirty secret found at bottom of pristine natural wonder www.nzherald.co.nz 2019.01.29
Lagoons of New Caledonia New Caledonia passes new rules to protect coral reefs www.straitstimes.com 2019.01.27
Taj Mahal Guards arm themselves with catapults after spate of attacks on tourists by monkeys at the Taj Mahal www.dailymail.co.uk 2019.01.25
Thimlich Ohinga Lack of toilets, eatery dents appeal of Thimlich Ohinga www.standardmedia.co.ke 2019.01.22
The Historical City of Masouleh (T) Iran’s Historic City of Masuleh Turns White by Heavy Snow ifpnews.com 2019.01.21
Komodo National Park Plans to shut down Komodo National Park for 1 Year en.tempo.co 2019.01.21
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Roseninsel: 5000 Jahre alten Pfahlbauten bedroht www.sueddeutsche.de 2019.01.19
Pyu Ancient Cities Police Investigate Suspected Burglary of Ancient Pagoda in Sri Ksetra www.irrawaddy.com 2019.01.19
Mtskheta Jvari Monastery Reopens to Visitors agenda.ge 2019.01.18
Stone Spheres of the Diquís Improved conditions at Finca 6 presidencia.go.cr 2019.01.18
Rock Islands Palau's Jellyfish Lake reopens as thousands of jellyfish return www.kitv.com 2019.01.15
Kyiv Kiev Pechersk Lavra Catches Fire www.urdupoint.com 2019.01.15
Galapagos Islands Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release www.theguardian.com 2019.01.12
Australian Convict Sites Hyde Park Barracks closes for $18 million transformation www.smh.com.au 2019.01.12
Ironbridge Gorge Iron Bridge officially reopens following £3.6m conservation project www.shropshirelive.com 2019.01.07
St. Kilda Researchers capture ‘stunning’ images of St Kilda sea caves www.wirralglobe.co.uk 2018.12.31
Ha Long Bay International airport opens near Ha Long Bay www.prnewswire.com 2018.12.31
Pompei Pompeii horse found still wearing harness www.bbc.com 2018.12.26
Wet Tropics of Queensland The battle for the Wet Tropics — how Queensland's Daintree rainforest was saved www.abc.net.au 2018.12.26
Mount Etna Etna erupts in Sicily amid dozens of tremors www.bbc.com 2018.12.24
Ujung Kulon National Park Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatau eruption www.bbc.com 2018.12.23
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 2018.12.23
Battir PA condemns Israel aggression on World Heritage Site in West Bank www.middleeastmonitor.com 2018.12.23
Brú na Bóinne 'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made at Irish world heritage site Newgrange revealed to mark winter solstice www.irishpost.com 2018.12.22
Galapagos Islands As Seas Warm, Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test www.nytimes.com 2018.12.22
Ani Ani in eastern Turkey under snow, flocked by tourists www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2018.12.19
Potala Palace Heavy snow forces Lhasa's Potala Palace to shut doors www.daijiworld.com 2018.12.19
Robben Island Probe into corruption, nepotism and poor governance claims at Robben Island Museum www.news24.com 2018.12.15
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) James Simon-gallery: most expensive cloakroom in the world www.vrt.be 2018.12.14
Selous Game Reserve Tanzania agrees to construct $3B dam in wildlife park finance-commerce.com 2018.12.14
Taj Mahal Indians hit with 400% increase in Taj Mahal ticket prices, tourists only 20% www.rt.com 2018.12.12
Stonehenge Stonehenge Archaeologists Furious at Construction Crew Accused of ‘Smashing’ a 6,000-Year-Old Platform www.livescience.com 2018.12.08
Vallée de Mai Tiny frog endemic to Seychelles to be monitored by audio recorders www.seychellesnewsagency.com 2018.12.06
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty's torch heads to new museum www.wsls.com 2018.11.23
Baroque Churches China-funded bridge risks Unesco World Heritage status of San Agustin church lifestyle.inquirer.net 2018.11.19
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District Speicherstadt renovation puts barges to a halt www.welt.de 2018.11.15
Kinderdijk Dutch windmill villagers take on tourist hordes www.theguardian.com 2018.11.13
Taj Mahal Indian Muslims upset over Taj Mahal prayer restrictions www.ucanews.com 2018.11.13
Venice and its Lagoon St Mark's Basilica calls for help to save mosaic floor after Venice flood causes '20 years of damage in a day' www.telegraph.co.uk 2018.11.12
Petra 7 killed in Jordan rain disaster, tourists evacuated in Petra english.kyodonews.net 2018.11.10
Brú na Bóinne 60 Lucky Lottery Winners To Visit Tomb Older Than Stonehenge And Egypt's Pyramids www.forbes.com 2018.11.09
Historic Cairo Egypt struggles to restore Cairo's historic heart www.i24news.tv 2018.11.07
Ancient Kyoto Second, unused pond confirmed at site of Kyoto’s ‘golden temple’ www.asahi.com 2018.11.04
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace dredging project reveals hidden rooms www.bbc.com 2018.11.02
Pyramids (Memphis) 1 of 3 Great Pyramids of Giza to reopen after restoration www.wral.com 2018.11.01
Chan Chan Centuries-old sculptures discovered in Peru www.wfmz.com 2018.10.26
Summer Palace Widespread outrage as foreign tourists damage ancient wall in Summer Palace news.cgtn.com 2018.10.22
Works of Antoni Gaudí Barcelona's Sagrada Familia agrees deal over lack of licence www.bbc.com 2018.10.19
Pompei Newly found inscription at Pompeii rewrites the history of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius www.telegraph.co.uk 2018.10.17
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines Poland to pour millions into historic salt mine www.thenews.pl 2018.10.15
Ancient Kyoto Ninnaji temple unveils five ‘myoo’ deities after 372 years www.asahi.com 2018.10.14
Bagan Bagan committee, conservationists tussle over direction of heritage zone www.mmtimes.com 2018.10.12
Acropolis Acropolis to close in one-day strike over privatisation fears www.theguardian.com 2018.10.11
Göreme NP Turkish and Italian experts restore Cappadocia's 1,000-year-old Tokalı Church www.dailysabah.com 2018.10.09
Sydney Opera House 'It's not a billboard': anger at use of Sydney Opera House for horse racing ads www.theguardian.com 2018.10.06
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Islands: 123 baby tortoises reported stolen www.dw.com 2018.10.06
The Sundarbans The Sundarbans to get four new tourist zones www.dhakatribune.com 2018.10.02
Lushan National Park Chinese complain as foreigners get free entry to Jiangxi’s top tourist sites www.scmp.com 2018.09.30
(T) Alvar Aalto’s iconic sanatorium under threat as new buyer sought www.curbed.com 2018.09.29
Mana Pools German tourist trampled to death by elephant in Mana Pools www.newzimbabwe.com 2018.09.27
Peking Man Site Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian reopens to the public www.globaltimes.cn 2018.09.25
Yin Xu Chinese tomb raiders dug underground tunnels to steal priceless objects from 3,000-year-old Yin Xu royal site www.scmp.com 2018.09.20
Olympic National Park Goats airlifted out of Washington's Olympic National Park into other forests www.timescolonist.com 2018.09.17
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District The Unesco seal is becoming a curse for Hamburg www.welt.de 2018.09.16
Sümela Monastery (The Monastery of Virgin Mary) (T) Sümela Monastery to open its doors after three years of restoration www.dailysabah.com 2018.09.12
Berat and Gjirokastra Berat given facelift as tourism becomes key year-round industry www.tiranatimes.com 2018.09.12
Kaesong Koreas to restart joint excavation of historic palace site in Kaesong english.yonhapnews.co.kr 2018.09.12
Tasmanian Wilderness Lake Malbena luxury camping project in Tasmania's wilderness clears federal hurdle www.abc.net.au 2018.09.04
Palmyra Syria's Palmyra to be ready for tourists by summer 2019 www.theartnewspaper.com 2018.08.25
Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains How 500 tons of gold almost foiled heritage site www.talkofthetown.co.za 2018.08.22
Agadez Fears for historic city of Agadez as flooding continues www.news24.com 2018.08.18
City of Bath Plans revealed for £3.4million revamp of Bath's Sydney Gardens www.somersetlive.co.uk 2018.08.18
Lamu Old Town Lamu Old Town Bans Boda Bodas to Preserve World Heritage Site www.kenyans.co.ke 2018.08.17
Rapa Nui Easter Island limits tourism in preservation efforts www.news8000.com 2018.08.14
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Cracks appear in wall of Gagron Fort www.hindustantimes.com 2018.08.13
Lut Desert Lut Desert’s World Heritage base renovated www.tehrantimes.com 2018.08.09
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scarred UNESCO World Heritage site Jiuzhaigou recovers slowly after quake www.xinhuanet.com 2018.08.09
Changdeokgung Palace Complex Changdeokgung throws open gates for nighttime tour www.thejakartapost.com 2018.08.08
Santiago de Compostela Hunt for vandal who gave 12th century sculpture a Kiss makeover metro.co.uk 2018.08.08
Vilnius Archaeologists uncover the heart of Nazi-razed Vilnius synagogue www.timesofisrael.com 2018.08.07
Komodo National Park Police hunt cigarette tosser who allegedly caused fire in Komodo National Park www.thejakartapost.com 2018.08.06
The Sundarbans A cross-border coal plant could put Sundarbans at risk india.mongabay.com 2018.08.04
Basilica Therma (Sarıkaya Roma Hamamı) (T) Ancient Roman bath in Turkey to open for tourists soon www.aa.com.tr 2018.08.02
Mountain Resort, Chengde Dinosaur footprints found in stone slabs at Chengde’s UNESCO heritage site www.ecns.cn 2018.08.02
Machu Picchu Peru train crash near Machu Picchu injures 10 tourists www.theguardian.com 2018.08.01
Bamiyan Valley Afghanistan shelves plan to restore Bamiyan Buddha www3.nhk.or.jp 2018.07.30
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai CM urged to stall demolition of 155-year-old South Mumbai building timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2018.07.28
Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains Scientists uncover 3.22 billion year old microbes in South Africa that push back estimates of when terrestrial life started on Earth by 500 million years www.dailymail.co.uk 2018.07.25
Yosemite National Park Yosemite is EVACUATED as wildfire blankets the valley in smoke and temperatures across the west soar as high as 120F www.dailymail.co.uk 2018.07.25
Kaiping Diaolou Chikan resists being converted into a theme park newsinfo.inquirer.net 2018.07.25
Dolomites Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism www.telegraph.co.uk 2018.07.25
Brú na Bóinne 'The find of a lifetime': Megalithic passage tomb dating back 5,500 years found in Co Meath www.thejournal.ie 2018.07.17
Göbekli Tepe New temples, stones found in Turkey’s Göbeklitepe site www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2018.07.16
Pyramids (Memphis) Archaeologists in Egypt discover ancient mummification workshop www.timesofisrael.com 2018.07.15
Fanjingshan China's newest world heritage site limits visitor numbers www.xinhuanet.com 2018.07.14
Trang An Illegal walkway at Cai Ha Mountain removed english.vietnamnet.vn 2018.07.12
Brú na Bóinne Scorched earth during heatwave reveals new monument at Newgrange www.irishtimes.com 2018.07.12
Camp de concentration de Tarrafal (T) Angola Backs Cabo Verde in Bid for Tarrafal As World Heritage Site allafrica.com 2018.07.12
Mbanza Kongo France Promises More Support to Mbanza Kongo World Heritage Site allafrica.com 2018.07.09
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai How a citizen-led initiative in Mumbai led to an Unesco World Heritage site inscription www.thenational.ae 2018.07.09
Lamu Old Town Why Lamu Old Town risks losing Unesco World Heritage status www.the-star.co.ke 2018.07.05
Gusuku of Ryukyu Storm damages Nakijin Castle in Okinawa www3.nhk.or.jp 2018.07.05
(T) UNESCO defers inclusion of Roșia Montană in World Heritage List after Romania’s request www.romania-insider.com 2018.07.03
Thimlich Ohinga Migori residents excited after Thimlich Oinga added to World Heritage List www.the-star.co.ke 2018.07.01
Bosra Bosra Amphitheater: Syrian World Heritage Site Is Again Target for Shelling english.enabbaladi.net 2018.07.01
Antequera Dolmens Site Crucial new data on the origin of the Dolmens of Antequera phys.org 2018.06.30
Kathmandu Valley Quake-damaged historical monument Gaddi Baithak restored in Nepal www.xinhuanet.com 2018.06.28
Route of Santiago de Compostela Fury as local handicraft teacher botches restoration of 500-year-old effigy of St George in Spanish church www.dailymail.co.uk 2018.06.26
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian’s Wall nighthawkers ‘stealing knowledge’ from site, Historic England warns www.telegraph.co.uk 2018.06.23
Plantin-Moretus Museum 450 year old Biblia Polyglotta on show at Museum Plantin-Moretus www.vrt.be 2018.06.21
Galapagos Islands Galapagos: Volcano Erupts After Series of 9 Earthquakes www.telesurtv.net 2018.06.18
Ancient Kyoto Osaka earthquake makes crack in a wall at Byodoin Temple english.kyodonews.net 2018.06.18
Virunga National Park After Violence, Congo’s Virunga National Park Closes for the Year www.nytimes.com 2018.06.15
Greater Blue Mountains Scientists propose declaring brumbies a threat to environment www.abc.net.au 2018.06.11
(T) Romanian Govt. halts procedure for including Rosia Montana on UNESCO heritage list www.romania-insider.com 2018.06.07
Tasmanian Wilderness Tasmania wants a partner for world-heritage Cradle Mountain facelift www.afr.com 2018.06.07
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station Upgrades at Red Bay National Historic Site to start this month www.thetelegram.com 2018.06.07
Sceilg Mhichíl Drone filming on Skellig Michael poses risk to puffins www.irishtimes.com 2018.06.05
Yosemite National Park Yosemite El Capitan: Two climbers fall to death www.bbc.com 2018.06.04
Khangchendzonga National Park Food drives bear-human conflict in Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve india.mongabay.com 2018.05.31
Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T) Nîmes’ stunning new Roman museum dazzles in a glass ‘toga’ www.theguardian.com 2018.05.30
Wet Tropics of Queensland Feral pigs decimating cassowary numbers in world heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest www.abc.net.au 2018.05.30
Bagan Officials to reopen some Bagan pagodas to climbing tourists www.mmtimes.com 2018.05.28
Makli, Thatta Vehicles’ entry, burials banned in Makli necropolis www.thenews.com.pk 2018.05.26
Archaeological site of Philippi Greece’s Ancient Philippi Set for Restoration, Upgrade Works news.gtp.gr 2018.05.25
Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T) ULB archaeologists dicover a 1,000-year-old-mummy in Peru www.heritagedaily.com 2018.05.25
Chaco Culture Tribes, senators seek buffer around world heritage site www.seattletimes.com 2018.05.23
Mrauk-U (T) Chief minister’s helicopter escapade at Mrauk-U pagoda stirs criticisms www.mmtimes.com 2018.05.23
Kii Mountain Range Monk sues temple at Mount Koya World Heritage site over heavy workload www.japantimes.co.jp 2018.05.17
Selous Game Reserve Tanzania opens pristine Selous Game reserve to logging www.iol.co.za 2018.05.17
Dazu Rock Carvings Rock carving of world's earliest banknote discovered in China www.xinhuanet.com 2018.05.11
Virunga National Park Two Britons kidnapped in Virunga National Park edition.cnn.com 2018.05.11
Oaxaca and Monte Alban WMF raises US $1 million to repair Oaxaca archaeological site mexiconewsdaily.com 2018.05.11
Aleppo Is reconstruction of Aleppo's Grand Mosque whitewashing history? www.thenational.ae 2018.05.10
Takht-i-Bahi Ancient Coins Found in Takht-e-Bahi financialtribune.com 2018.05.07
Salonga National Park Democratic Republic of Congo plans to allow oil exploration in national parks home to endangered mountain gorillas www.independent.co.uk 2018.05.05
Virunga National Park Democratic Republic of Congo plans to allow oil exploration in national parks home to endangered mountain gorillas www.independent.co.uk 2018.05.05
Hubei Shennongjia Shennongjia UNESCO site limits daily visitor number www.xinhuanet.com 2018.05.05
Hawaii Volcanoes Hundreds flee as eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sends lava into streets www.usatoday.com 2018.05.04
Kew Gardens Kew's Temperate House reopens after revamp www.theguardian.com 2018.05.04
Parc national de Zakouma (T) Wild Black Rhinos to Return to Chad After a 50-Year Absence www.african-parks.org 2018.05.03
Socotra Archipelago Socotra island: The Unesco-protected 'Jewel of Arabia' vanishing amid Yemen’s civil war www.independent.co.uk 2018.05.02
Ogasawara Islands Airport plan a 'potential threat' to Ogasawara mainichi.jp 2018.05.02
Sceilg Mhichíl Tourists may have longer wait to visit Skellig Michael www.irishexaminer.com 2018.05.01
Kathmandu Valley Nepalese question rebuilding of quake-damaged temples asia.nikkei.com 2018.04.30
Great Barrier Reef Australia is going to spend $379 million trying to save the Great Barrier Reef www.businessinsider.com 2018.04.29
Venice and its Lagoon Venice installs turnstiles to limit massive tourist flow www.dw.com 2018.04.29
Pompei 'Exceptional discovery' at Pompeii: child's skeleton unearthed www.thelocal.it 2018.04.28
Mistaken Point Mistaken Point interpretation centres may be closed during peak tourist season this summer. www.thetelegram.com 2018.04.26
Thang Long Thang Long imperial city excavation reveals large structures english.vietnamnet.vn 2018.04.24
Henderson Island This Pacific island is the most plastic-polluted place on Earth earthsky.org 2018.04.22
Mont-Saint-Michel Mont Saint-Michel evacuated after man threatens police www.abc.net.au 2018.04.22
Siwa archaeological area (T) Remains of rare 2,200-year-old Greco-Roman temple discovered in Egypt www.tornosnews.gr 2018.04.19
Białowieża Forest Poland violated EU laws by logging in Białowieża forest, court rules www.theguardian.com 2018.04.18
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine A magnitude 6.1 earthquake on April 9 caused damage to 12 locations inside the World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine site mainichi.jp 2018.04.13
Madā ͐ in Ṣāliḥ France to help build a 'new Petra' in Saudi Arabia with estimated $20bn development deal www.theartnewspaper.com 2018.04.10
Virunga National Park Six park rangers killed in DRC's Virunga wildlife sanctuary www.timeslive.co.za 2018.04.09
Sites mémoriaux du génocide : Nyamata, Murambi, Bisesero et Gisozi (T) Genocide memorials inch closer to becoming UNESCO heritage sites www.newtimes.co.rw 2018.04.08
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Museum chronicling history of Japan’s persecuted Christians opens in Nagasaki www.japantimes.co.jp 2018.04.08
San Gimignano 65ft stretch of its surrounding 13th century walls collapsed at San Gimignano www.telegraph.co.uk 2018.04.05
Hedeby and Danevirke Viking Museum Hedeby to reopen May 2018 www.sueddeutsche.de 2018.04.05
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Explorers will be paid for image rights and receive share of entrance fees www.theartnewspaper.com 2018.04.03
Pompei New Pompeii excavations a revelation www.ansa.it 2018.03.24
Humayun's Tomb Sunder Nursery in Delhi reopens after ten-year restoration www.lonelyplanet.com 2018.03.24
Ancient villages of Northern Syria Syria Says Saint Maron's Tomb 'Destroyed' in Turkish Raids www.naharnet.com 2018.03.23
Sub-Antarctic Islands New Zealand Eradicates Invasive Mice From Antipodes Islands www.npr.org 2018.03.22
Göbekli Tepe Construction around site of Göbeklitepe stirs debate www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2018.03.21
Grand Place, Brussels Brussels Grand Place: bronze logos for 20th anniversary UNESCO World Heritage Site www.brusselstimes.com 2018.03.21
Preah Vihear Temple Museum in Preah Vihear ready to open after 10 years preparing www.phnompenhpost.com 2018.03.20
Galapagos Islands Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast www.thejakartapost.com 2018.03.19
Rapa Nui Easter Island Is Eroding www.nytimes.com 2018.03.18
Göreme NP Underground city in Nevşehir to partially open to tourism in July www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2018.03.17
Giant's Causeway National Trust accused of 'misleading' tourists into paying for free Giant's Causeway www.telegraph.co.uk 2018.03.17
Québec Historic old Quebec to get tram link www.straitstimes.com 2018.03.17
Ningaloo Coast Giant tooth of ancient 15-metre shark stolen from secret location at Ningaloo Coast www.abc.net.au 2018.03.13
Fraser Island Federal Govt to spend $725k to protect Fraser Island www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au 2018.03.08
Trang An Vietnamese firm faces closure for illegal construction of a mountain stairway in Trang An. e.vnexpress.net 2018.03.08
Zabid Call to protect historic Yemeni city of Zabid gulfnews.com 2018.03.06
Bagan Bagan Temple Damaged in August Earthquake Collapses www.irrawaddy.com 2018.03.06
Hedeby and Danevirke Great archaeological findings in Haithabu www.ndr.de 2018.03.03
Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn Oldest bronze dagger discovered in Oman gulfnews.com 2018.03.02
Churches of Chiloé Chiloe islanders divided over Chile's giant bridge project www.reuters.com 2018.03.01
Elephanta Caves How electricity reached Elephanta Caves 70 years after Independence www.financialexpress.com 2018.02.26
Minia (T) Egypt announces large discovery of 26th Dynasty cemetery in Minya www.egyptindependent.com 2018.02.24
Papahanaumokuakea 67-Year-Old Seabird Hatches Chick at Midway Atoll bigislandnow.com 2018.02.24
Göbekli Tepe World’s oldest temple site Göbeklitepe reopens to visitors www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2018.02.24
Altamira Cave Neanderthals were capable of making art (La Pasiega Cave) www.bbc.com 2018.02.23
Makli, Thatta 15th century Jam Nindo tomb at Makli crumbling www.dawn.com 2018.02.23
Stonehenge Avebury stone circle closed due to 'badly waterlogged' site www.bbc.com 2018.02.23
Aldabra Atoll Seychelles Swaps Debt for Groundbreaking Marine Protection www.usnews.com 2018.02.23
Białowieża Forest European court backs opponents of logging in primeval Polish forest www.sciencemag.org 2018.02.20
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall www.theguardian.com 2018.02.20
Samarra Will Great Mosque of Samarra and its minaret survive? www.al-monitor.com 2018.02.19
Bagçesaray Palace of the Crimean Khans (T) Restoration Of Palace Shocks Crimean Tatars www.rferl.org 2018.02.19
Potala Palace Fire erupts at Jokhang temple sputniknews.com 2018.02.17
Liverpool Liverpool sets out plan to preserve World Heritage status www.bbc.com 2018.02.17
Rapa Nui Locals furious as two tourists climb and damage ancient Moai www.express.co.uk 2018.02.16
Taj Mahal Taj introduces Rs200 fee for main mausoleum, hikes entry fee gulfnews.com 2018.02.14
Grand Canyon Three die in Grand Canyon helicopter crash, four others injured edition.cnn.com 2018.02.11
Selimiye Mosque Selimiye Mosque to go through extensive restoration www.dailysabah.com 2018.02.09
Prague Charles Bridge to be repaired again prague.tv 2018.02.08
Brasilia Roadway Overpass Collapses in Brazilian Capital www.usnews.com 2018.02.07
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Italian-Thai boss charged with hunting in sanctuary www.bangkokpost.com 2018.02.07
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex National Geographic Joins Forces with African Parks, the Republic of Benin and the Wyss Foundation to Protect Critical West African Ecosystem www.african-parks.org 2018.02.01
Potala Palace Potala Palace to open free of charge for 3 months www.xinhuanet.com 2018.01.31
The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T) Jewish Cemetery will not become a WHS www.welt.de 2018.01.31
Nasca Lines Truck Runs Over Nazca Lines www.newsweek.com 2018.01.30
Pirin National Park Pirin World Heritage Site Suffers Irreversible Damage From Ski Resort Construction www.ecowatch.com 2018.01.29
Ogasawara Islands New bird species found in Ogasawara Islands www3.nhk.or.jp 2018.01.29
Imperial Tombs Beijing plans to move 15,000 villagers away from its 600-year-old Ming tombs www.scmp.com 2018.01.28
Mount Carmel Caves Oldest human remains outside Africa found in cave in Israel www.middleeasteye.net 2018.01.26
Gorham's Cave Complex Shooting plan clashes with UNESCO status chronicle.gi 2018.01.25
Bamiyan Valley Official Warns Of Vanishing Archeological Sites In Bamiyan Valley gandhara.rferl.org 2018.01.24
Zaruma ciudad minera (T) Like a Gruyere cheese: the pitted subsoil that threatens Zaruma www.bbc.com 2018.01.23
Qhapaq Ñan Damages in a section of the Qhapaq Ñan route in Huanchaco rpp.pe 2018.01.23
Mrauk-U (T) Mrauk-U UNESCO Coordination Meeting Postponed After Recent Protest www.irrawaddy.com 2018.01.22
Fort Jesus Sh498m Fort Jesus wall to stop erosion of World Heritage Site www.the-star.co.ke 2018.01.17
Soltaniyeh Plan to Remove Scaffolds From Soltaniyeh Dome financialtribune.com 2018.01.16
Jiuzhaigou Valley Jiuzhai Valley to gradually reopen after earthquake www.xinhuanet.com 2018.01.16
Troy Turkey’s new Troy Museum to draw 1 million tourists, celebrities www.dailysabah.com 2018.01.16
Mapungubwe Tourist anger over cattle grazing in Mapungubwe national park www.dailymaverick.co.za 2018.01.16
Belize Barrier Reef Belize Protects Barrier Reef with Offshore Oil Ban www.travelpulse.com 2018.01.16
Taj Mahal Government To Cap Visitors To Taj Mahal At 40,000 Per Day www.ndtv.com 2018.01.03
Ironbridge Gorge Snow damage will cost thousands in Ironbridge Gorge www.shropshirestar.com 2017.12.25
Yungang Grottoes Chinese engineers make life-size replica of World Heritage Site by using 3D printer to recreate Yungang Grotto www.scmp.com 2017.12.23
(T) State to expropriate the house of the engineer Eladio Dieste, before its possible sale ladiaria.com.uy 2017.12.22
Tombs of Buganda Kings Kasubi tombs to be complete next year www.newvision.co.ug 2017.12.22
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Heating ensures that future generations can also enjoy Verla www.upm.com 2017.12.21
Australian Convict Sites Port Arthur Historic Centre to throw open doors to new $13m visitor centre tomorrow www.themercury.com.au 2017.12.17
Kasbah of Algiers Turkey restores symbolic mosque in Algiers www.dailysabah.com 2017.12.17
Saint Catherine Area Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations www.arabnews.com 2017.12.17
Palmyra The tragedy of Palmyra www.foxnews.com 2017.12.14
Gorham's Cave Complex Gorham’s Cave platform opened officially chronicle.gi 2017.12.14
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Vietnam uncovers 58 caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang national parks news.xinhuanet.com 2017.12.13
Ancient Thebes Egyptian mummy and ancient treasures 'in near perfect condition' discovered in 3,500-year-old tombs www.independent.co.uk 2017.12.11
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Critically endangered turtles released zululandobserver.co.za 2017.12.10
Pirin National Park Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF www.theguardian.com 2017.12.08
Cocos Island Tourist dies after being attacked by shark that also bit guide as they emerged from dive www.mirror.co.uk 2017.12.05
Rome New head of Colosseum wants to hold concerts in the amphitheatre www.telegraph.co.uk 2017.12.05
Old City of Jerusalem Tomb believed to hold Jesus Christ much older than previously thought www.independent.co.uk 2017.11.30
Serra do Divisor National Park (T) Brazilian government submits park nomination and then withdraws it sustentabilidade.estadao.com.br 2017.11.26
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo Mexico creates huge national park to protect marine life www.bbc.com 2017.11.25
Um er-Rasas Thais Vandalize Ancient UNESCO Site in Jordan www.khaosodenglish.com 2017.11.25
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves New dog species discovered in Costa Rica www.ameliarueda.com 2017.11.24
Rock Art in the Hail Region Wall carvings in Saudi Arabia appear to offer earliest depiction of dogs phys.org 2017.11.24
Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T) Project to Restore Shwe Kyaung Resumes www.irrawaddy.com 2017.11.23
The Commander Islands (T) Giant Extinct Sea Cow Found Buried Beneath Siberian Beach motherboard.vice.com 2017.11.22
Taj Mahal No Multi-Level Parking In Taj Trapezium Zone www.livelaw.in 2017.11.22
Bagan Govt Plans to Relocate Hotels From Bagan Archeological Zone www.irrawaddy.com 2017.11.22
Serpent Mound (T) Lighting the Serpent discontinued indefinitely www.maysville-online.com 2017.11.22
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Heartbreak in Turkey's Diyarbakir as development transforms ancient Sur www.al-monitor.com 2017.11.22
Chichen-Itza Passageway to cenote beneath Kukulcan Temple possibly found www.eluniversal.com.mx 2017.11.21
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Protesters Block Tourist Entry To World Heritage Site Chhittorgarh Fort www.outlookindia.com 2017.11.18
White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal Medieval Church of Intercession on the Nerl to get outdoor lighting system by Christmas tass.com 2017.11.17
Lord Howe Island Lord Howe tree lobster officially back from dead www.abc.net.au 2017.11.16
Liftah (Mey Naftoah) – Traditional mountain village (T) Ghost village perched in Jerusalems hills may soon vanish phys.org 2017.11.16
Ngorongoro Light aircraft went down in the Ngorongoro crater and kills 11 www.reuters.com 2017.11.15
Island of Patmos Hidden Crypts Discovered at Famous Monastery of St. John on Patmos Island greece.greekreporter.com 2017.11.15
Tasmanian Wilderness Specimens of Earth's Oldest Known Life Forms Have Been Discovered in Tasmania www.sciencealert.com 2017.11.15
Victoria Falls Two European Tourists trampled to death by an Elephant at Maramba River Lodge www.lusakatimes.com 2017.11.12
Mount Sanqingshan Chinese climbers accused of damaging Mount Sanqing could face five years in jail www.scmp.com 2017.11.09
Venice and its Lagoon Italy Restricts Cruise Ship Traffic in Venice www.maritime-executive.com 2017.11.08
Hoi An Typhoon Damrey: Drone footage shows Hoi An floodwaters after deadly storm in Vietnam www.abc.net.au 2017.11.08
Lake Baikal 130 dead seals wash up on the shores of the world's deepest lake www.dailymail.co.uk 2017.11.05
Primeval Beech Forests Romania to investigate illegal logging in national park www.bbc.com 2017.11.04
Tombs of Buganda Kings Kasubi Tombs Slowly Rise From the Ashes allafrica.com 2017.11.04
Rideau Canal Rideau Canal contaminated www.rcinet.ca 2017.11.04
Lut Desert Unlicensed Tours to Lut Desert Banned financialtribune.com 2017.11.04
Pyramids (Memphis) Mysterious Void Discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid news.nationalgeographic.com 2017.11.03
Jongmyo Shrine Jongmyo shrine documents registered with UNESCO’s Memory of the World english.hani.co.kr 2017.11.02
Uluru Australia Bans Climbing on Uluru from 2019 www.nytimes.com 2017.11.01
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Why Hadrian's Wall is succumbing to foreign invasion after nearly 2,000 years www.telegraph.co.uk 2017.11.01
Fossil Hominid Sites Upgrade for Maropeng visitors’ centre www.iol.co.za 2017.11.01
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site phys.org 2017.11.01
Great Barrier Reef A Beautiful Blue Hole Has Been Discovered In The Great Barrier Reef www.iflscience.com 2017.10.31
Kakadu National Park Kakadu “underwater” in less than a century cosmosmagazine.com 2017.10.31
Taj Mahal Hardline Hindu nationalists campaign against Taj Mahal www.theguardian.com 2017.10.30
Mapungubwe R10 million price tag on "rain" festival raises eyebrows www.zoutnet.co.za 2017.10.29
Mountain Railways of India DHR services to resume from Darjeeling on Saturday www.oneindia.com 2017.10.28
Australian Convict Sites Port Arthur Historic Site prepares for cruise ship visitors www.themercury.com.au 2017.10.28
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Iraq’s vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, are in peril again www.seattletimes.com 2017.10.27
Historic Cairo Saladin Citadel’s Bab Azzab to be restored dailynewsegypt.com 2017.10.26
Tsodilo Khama to Open Tsodilo Staircase allafrica.com 2017.10.26
Cerrado Protected Areas Suspected arson fire engulfs huge area of UNESCO heritage-listed Brazilian national park www.japantimes.co.jp 2017.10.25
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra Sumatran tigers on path to recovery phys.org 2017.10.24
Land of Frankincense Sumahram Archaeological Park to get new information centre timesofoman.com 2017.10.23
Aldabra Atoll Researchers Introduce New Methods to Monitor Giant Tortoises On Aldabra allafrica.com 2017.10.23
Robben Island New solar plant opens on Robben Island www.iol.co.za 2017.10.21
Auckland Volcanic Fields (T) Aucklands volcanic jewels get million dollar makeovers in preparation for UNESCO bid www.stuff.co.nz 2017.10.20
Florence Falling masonry kills Spanish visitor to Basilica di Santa Croce www.independent.co.uk 2017.10.19
Messel Pit The remains of the oil gland used by a bird to preen itself nearly 50 million years ago has been discovered www.thelondoneconomic.com 2017.10.18
Old City of Jerusalem Ancient Roman theater unearthed next to Jerusalem's Western Wall edition.cnn.com 2017.10.16
Rio Abiseo National Park Update on visiting Gran Pajaten ancient ruins www.perutelegraph.com 2017.10.14
Chan Chan Wood sculptures and other relics found at ancient Chan Chan www.andina.com.pe 2017.10.14
(T) Jodrell Bank UK Nomination for World Heritage Site www.manchester.ac.uk 2017.10.12
Palmyra Conservation completed on Lion of Al-lāt statue from ancient city of Palmyra, damaged by ISIL whc.unesco.org 2017.10.06
Wrangel Island Over 200 Polar Bears Filmed Feasting on Whale Carcass in Bowhead Banquet www.newsweek.com 2017.10.05
Jiuzhaigou Valley Jiuzhaigou will not re-open in 2017 www.facebook.com 2017.09.30
Tongariro National Park Tongariro National Park - the gift that wasn't www.nzherald.co.nz 2017.09.24
Chaco Culture Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region in New Mexico www.denverpost.com 2017.09.24
Sabratha UNESCO’s Director General calls on all parties to cease violence and to protect Sabratha whc.unesco.org 2017.09.22
Paris, Banks of the Seine Eiffel Tower starts work on anti-terror upgrade economictimes.indiatimes.com 2017.09.19
The Historical City of Masouleh (T) Masouleh dossier at final stage for UNESCO tag www.tehrantimes.com 2017.09.19
Hampi Replica work in Hampi was just for show bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com 2017.09.13
Melaka and George Town 'Unesco-cide' of Georgetown www.theguardian.com 2017.08.30
Île de Djerba (T) Djerba en route pour devenir « Patrimoine Mondial » de L’UNESCO www.leaders.com.tn 2017.08.30
Hattusha Hittite capital Hattusha: A victim of the Germany-Turkey diplomatic spat www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2017.08.28
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Cable car plan for cave kingdom a stark reminder of Vietnam’s development mania e.vnexpress.net 2017.08.28
Cologne Cathedral Flemish youths vandalize stained glass window at Cologne Cathedral deredactie.be 2017.08.25
Galapagos Islands “Ghost poachers” are still at large after the biggest shark-smuggling bust in Galapagos history qz.com 2017.08.25
Serra da Capivara Ranger at Serra da Capivara killed by illegal hunters www.theguardian.com 2017.08.24
Jeju Jeju Island Operates Free Shuttles for Foreign Tourists koreabizwire.com 2017.08.23
Great Wall China installs high-definition cameras along the Great Wall to curb vandalism www.hindustantimes.com 2017.08.21
East Rennell No more logging on Rennell Island www.solomonstarnews.com 2017.08.20
Siena Torre Del Mangia in Siena catches fire www.telegraph.co.uk 2017.08.18
Virunga National Park Three wildlife rangers killed in attack by violent militia in DRC www.theguardian.com 2017.08.17
Historic Jeddah Fire destroys buildings in Saudi Unesco heritage site www.dawn.com 2017.08.17
Xanthos-Letoon Mystic Egyptian seal found in Letoon www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2017.08.17
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem Greek Orthodox leader slams Israel pro-settler ruling www.trtworld.com 2017.08.16
Bam Cultural Landscape Bam Citadel Restoration in 2 Years financialtribune.com 2017.08.16
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo "Unnecessary harassment": Serbian monastery faces water cuts www.b92.net 2017.08.15
Lamu Old Town Lamu coal power plant would be a deadly mistake for Kenya www.africanindy.com 2017.08.15
Chitwan National Park Elephants rescue over 300 tourists from flooded Chitwan National Park www.firstpost.com 2017.08.14
Dubrovnik Tourists and cruise ships could be turned away under new plans to protect Dubrovnik www.telegraph.co.uk 2017.08.13
Tubbataha Reefs Tubbataha Reefs protected from international shipping impacts whc.unesco.org 2017.08.13
Jiuzhaigou Valley Earthquake damages buildings in Jiuzhaigou www.bbc.com 2017.08.09
Ani UNESCO registry increases interest in Ani www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2017.08.04
Angkor Archeologists find large ancient statue at Cambodia's Angkor complex news.xinhuanet.com 2017.08.01
Kii Mountain Range Japan's cash-strapped temples try their hand at tourism asia.nikkei.com 2017.07.31
Białowieża Forest Europe's top court has ordered Poland to immediately stop large-scale logging in Europe's oldest forest. www.bbc.com 2017.07.29
Rammelsberg and Goslar Floods in Goslar www.n-tv.de 2017.07.27
Old City of Jerusalem Cameras come down along with metal detectors at Temple Mount www.timesofisrael.com 2017.07.25
Nimrud (T) Still no progress in restoring ancient Nimrud www.dw.com 2017.07.25
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution Japan refuses to address slave labor at UNESCO site www.koreatimes.co.kr 2017.07.25
Melaka and George Town Renovations to 119-year-old Chinese temple in Penang's Georgetown cause more damage www.straitstimes.com 2017.07.23
Sun Temple, Konarak Light and sound show at Konark soon timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2017.07.22
Sambor Prei Kuk Cambodians at New World Heritage Site Hope for Better Income, But Fear Rules www.voacambodia.com 2017.07.22
Timna (T) Excavations of copper mines find earliest Israeli traces of dye used for prestigious garments for skilled workers www.timesofisrael.com 2017.07.16
Mrauk-U (T) Politicians mull moving modern Mrauk-U outside archaeological zone www.bnionline.net 2017.07.16
Ngorongoro Lioness adopts and nurses leopard cub at Ngorongoro www.theguardian.com 2017.07.16
Vicenza and the Palladian Villas A Palladian Villa in Italy, Listed for $45 Million mobile.nytimes.com 2017.07.16
Kaziranga National Park Assam flood: Animal casualty in Kaziranga at 73 timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2017.07.16
Okinoshima Island Japan's men-only world heritage island Okinoshima will have no visitors next year www.firstpost.com 2017.07.16
Okapi Wildlife Reserve Gunmen attack Congo wildlife reserve, U.S. journalist, three guards missing www.reuters.com 2017.07.15
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling unrest continues: Gorkhaland protesters attack World Heritage Site www.newsbytesapp.com 2017.07.09
(T) Israel bars UNESCO team fromHebron field visit www.jpost.com 2017.07.01
Stonehenge 'Secret square' discovered beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle phys.org 2017.07.01
Hampi Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site www.thenewsminute.com 2017.07.01
Göbekli Tepe Modified human crania from Göbekli Tepe provide evidence for a new form of Neolithic skull cult advances.sciencemag.org 2017.07.01
Donana National Park Forest fire in Spain threatens Donana www.abc.net.au 2017.06.26
Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island's plan for renewable energy rejected over 'visual impact' of wind turbines www.abc.net.au 2017.06.14
Sceilg Mhichíl ‘Star Wars’ not to blame for Skellig Michael rockfall, says expert www.irishtimes.com 2017.06.10
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin Bruay-La-Buissière art déco hôtel de ville destroyed by fire www.lavoixdunord.fr 2017.06.08
Convent of Christ in Tomar Monty Python star's film blamed for convent damage www.beloitdailynews.com 2017.06.06
My Son My Son heritage site restoration completed en.vietnamplus.vn 2017.05.26
Göbekli Tepe Göbeklitepe prepares for UNESCO with new protective barrier www.dailysabah.com 2017.05.23
Sagarmatha National Park Mount Everest's Hillary Step has collapsed www.theguardian.com 2017.05.22
The Sundarbans UNESCO recommends placing Sundarbans in danger zone en.prothom-alo.com 2017.05.22
Luang Prabang China’s plan for the Mekong River envisions a big new commercial port at Luang Prabang www.atimes.com 2017.05.18
Henderson Island Henderson Island has more plastic rubbish than anywhere else metro.co.uk 2017.05.16
Petroglyphs of Sikachi-Alyan (T) Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti siberiantimes.com 2017.05.12
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July www.peruviantimes.com 2017.05.09
(T) Locals disappointed over advice to drop part of World Heritage proposal mainichi.jp 2017.05.06
Komodo National Park Singapore tourist attacked by komodo dragon www.channelnewsasia.com 2017.05.04
Old City of Jerusalem UNESCO passes Jerusalem resolution critical of Israel www.aljazeera.com 2017.05.03
San Antonio Missions A controversial master plan for The Alamo causes debate among architects and the public alike archpaper.com 2017.05.03
Taxila Restoration may have disfigured Taxila Buddhist monastery news.asiaone.com 2017.05.03
Persian Garden Funding for Restoration of Kashan's Fin Garden financialtribune.com 2017.05.01
Caesarea (T) Rothschild Foundation to invest NIS 100m to uncover ancient Caesarea www.jpost.com 2017.04.27
Hatra Iraqi forces retake damaged Hatra heritage site from IS www.dw.com 2017.04.27
Paris, Banks of the Seine Strolling Along the Seine Just Got Better for Paris Pedestrians www.travelandleisure.com 2017.04.23
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Facelift of China's major museum to raise bronze chariots above ground news.xinhuanet.com 2017.04.23
Saint Catherine Area ISIS claims responsibility for attack at checkpoint near Christian monastery in Egypt www.christiandaily.com 2017.04.23
Mount Sanqingshan Tourists Arrested For Climbing a Sacred Mountain at Chinese World Heritage Site nextshark.com 2017.04.23
Ayutthaya Fire guts building in Ayutthaya world heritage site www.bangkokpost.com 2017.04.23
Sceilg Mhichíl Skellig Michael: 'Worrying' rockfall reported www.irishnews.com 2017.04.12
Delos Green light to Canellopoulos Foundation grant for restoring Delos island monuments www.tornosnews.gr 2017.04.11
Chitwan National Park Poachers Shot Rare One-Horned Rhino In Chitwan www.travelerstoday.com 2017.04.11
Maritime Greenwich Maritime Greenwich celebrates 20 years of UNESCO World Heritage Site status with spectacular lighting event www.incentivetravel.co.uk 2017.04.07
Ha Long Bay Halong bay raises fees www.ttrweekly.com 2017.04.05
Ancient Kyoto World heritage shrine in Kyoto vandalized with liquid www.japantoday.com 2017.04.03
Plitvice Lakes Plitvice Lakes will not be Placed on World Heritage in Danger List, For Now www.total-croatia-news.com 2017.03.30
Elephanta Caves Elephanta Caves to get a facelift indianexpress.com 2017.03.29
Dong Phayayen World’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers discovered in Thailand’s forests news.mongabay.com 2017.03.29
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) One-million-dollar coin stolen from Berlin museum www.dw.com 2017.03.27
Lord Howe Island A new species of hard coral from the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island www.sciencedaily.com 2017.03.24
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Experts oppose staging MGI pageant inside cave english.vietnamnet.vn 2017.03.24
Old City of Jerusalem Tomb of Christ at Risk of 'Catastrophic' Collapse news.nationalgeographic.com 2017.03.22
(T) Korea retracts application for Seoul City Wall UNESCO heritage listing www.koreaherald.com 2017.03.22
Rome Roman Archaeologists Discover Second Arch Of Titus forward.com 2017.03.21
Ennedi Massif Chad cave paintings at world heritage site defaced www.enca.com 2017.03.20
Great Barrier Reef Year-on-year bleaching threatens Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status theconversation.com 2017.03.17
Mount Etna BBC crew among those injured in explosion on Mount Etna www.theguardian.com 2017.03.16
Ayutthaya Effort stepped up to expel vendors from Ayutthaya www.nationmultimedia.com 2017.03.16
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra Mount Leuser National Park fights back against illegal plantations www.thejakartapost.com 2017.03.11
Quebrada de Humahuaca An avalanche of stones falls on Tilcara internacional.elpais.com 2017.03.11
Monticello Monticello is making room for Sally Hemings. www.washingtonpost.com 2017.03.08
Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty went dark overnight and the timing was just ‘too perfect’ www.washingtonpost.com 2017.03.08
Qawra/Dwejra (T) The Azure Window is lost and gone forever www.timesofmalta.com 2017.03.08
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Forest department fines Chinese team for entering Valley of Flowers during off season www.hindustantimes.com 2017.03.08
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Chittorgarh Fort vandalised; mirrors of Padmini Palace broken www.financialexpress.com 2017.03.07
Palmyra Palmyra’s World Heritage Site May Not Be as Damaged as Feared sputniknews.com 2017.03.04
Mistaken Point Mistaken disappointment: Hundreds turned away from new UNESCO site last year www.cbc.ca 2017.03.03
Gorham's Cave Complex New viewing platforms for Gorham’s Cave Complex chronicle.gi 2017.03.01
Istanbul Historic city walls covered with roof, converted for wedding hall in Istanbul www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2017.02.28
Kakadu National Park Kakadu buffalo farm management raises more questions than answers www.abc.net.au 2017.02.28
Ecosystème et paysage culturel pygmée du massif de Minkébé (T) Poachers killed 25,000 elephants in Gabon’s Minkebe National Park: survey perfscience.com 2017.02.22
Great Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy www.nytimes.com 2017.02.21
Persepolis Italian, Spanish Experts to Help Rid Persepolis of Lichens financialtribune.com 2017.02.21
Necropolis of Bet She'arim Mysterious Roman Gate Found in Seat of Ancient Sanhedrin www.breakingisraelnews.com 2017.02.17
Ohrid Region Mystery Oil-Like Substance Pollutes Macedonia and Albania's Lake Ohrid globalvoices.org 2017.02.15
Hampi Leopards stray into Hampi region; villagers, tourists concerned timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2017.02.13
QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T) Twelfth Cave Discovered at Qumran www.archaeology.org 2017.02.09
Macquarie Island Huon Aquaculture takes Tasmanian Government to court over salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour www.abc.net.au 2017.02.07
Masada Archaeologists get set to dig at Masada, after 11-year hiatus www.timesofisrael.com 2017.02.07
San Antonio Missions National parks vital to San Antonio’s economy www.mysanantonio.com 2017.02.07
Pompei Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management' www.mirror.co.uk 2017.02.01
Machu Picchu Tourists Aren't the Only Ones Who Love Machu Picchu. Rare Andean Bears Do, Too. www.care2.com 2017.02.01
Birka and Hovgarden Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka www.heritagedaily.com 2017.01.31
Recent increases in human pressure and forest loss threaten many Natural World Heritage Sites www.sciencedirect.com 2017.01.31
Makli, Thatta Huge bamboo structure at Makli necropolis collapses www.dawn.com 2017.01.30
Safranbolu Ottoman fountains to be restored in Safranbolu www.dailysabah.com 2017.01.30
Hampi Hampi stone blocks back to where they belong bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com 2017.01.28
Vallée de Mai Eradication of ring-necked parakeets in Seychelles could be confirmed this year www.seychellesnewsagency.com 2017.01.28
Sagarmatha National Park Doubt over Everest’s true height spurs fresh expedition www.news.com.au 2017.01.27
Heritage of Mercury Restored Idrija smelting plant opens to visitors english.sta.si 2017.01.21
Namib Sand Sea Mysterious fairy circles in Namibian desert explained at last www.newscientist.com 2017.01.21
Palmyra IS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra www.yahoo.com 2017.01.20
The Sundarbans Another Coal Barge Sinks in the Sundarbans www.ecowatch.com 2017.01.18
Kathmandu Valley Inspired by Nepalese, UK architect rebuilds ancient Changu Narayan temple www.dailymail.co.uk 2017.01.16
Bethlehem Bethlehem shrine’s treasures being restored religionnews.com 2017.01.12
Angkor Angkor Park gets connected with camouflaged mobile towers www.daijiworld.com 2017.01.11
Stonehenge Chief druid wins right to take English Heritage to court over Stonehenge parking charges www.telegraph.co.uk 2017.01.10
Mountain Railways of India 10 injured as Darjeeling Toy Train derails in India's Bengal www.wionews.com 2017.01.10
Comoé National Park Chimpanzees make drinking sticks at Comoé www.bbc.com 2017.01.10
Mardin Cultural Landscape (T) Ancient cistern found under barn in Mardin www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2017.01.06
Mahabodhi Temple Complex Mahabodhi Temple now becomes cashless indiatoday.intoday.in 2017.01.06
Yakushima Pest threatens Japan heritage island forest www.thestatesman.com 2017.01.06
Poyang Nature Reserve (T) China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks www.nytimes.com 2016.12.31
Persepolis Japan to Help Restore Persepolis financialtribune.com 2016.12.31
Loire Valley Chambord Is About to Get a $3.6-million Renovation www.travelandleisure.com 2016.12.29
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Ministry condemns flamingos poaching at southern Iraqi provinces www.iraqinews.com 2016.12.29
White City of Tel-Aviv Iconic Agam fountain to be moved from Dizengoff Square www.timesofisrael.com 2016.12.23
Leptis Magna The unlikely saviours of Libya’s Roman remains www.thenational.ae 2016.12.23
Kakadu National Park Kakadu buffalo farm may breach world heritage obligations, traditional owners fear www.abc.net.au 2016.12.23
Wadden Sea No oil exploration in German part of Wadden Sea www.ndr.de 2016.12.21
Vézère Valley France opens new Lascaux prehistoric art cave replica phys.org 2016.12.21
Kathmandu Valley Shuklaphanta timber for reconstruction of Kasthamandap Temple www.myrepublica.com 2016.12.21
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Ndahura, Bwindi's dominant male gorilla dies falling off a tree branch www.monitor.co.ug 2016.12.20
Virunga National Park Another Ranger Killed Protecting World's Most Dangerous Park news.nationalgeographic.com 2016.12.16
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Remains of Hallwilersee Pile Dwellings to be covered by gravel www.aargauerzeitung.ch 2016.12.12
(T) Wind farm could hinder nomination Ice Age caves www.swp.de 2016.12.12
Guanacaste Access to Costa Rica National Parks in Guanacaste reopen after Hurricane Otto news.co.cr 2016.12.12
Palmyra Islamic State retakes historic city of Palmyra www.theguardian.com 2016.12.11
Bamiyan Valley Rebuilding history? Debate rages over lost Afghan Buddhas www.dailymail.co.uk 2016.12.01
White City of Tel-Aviv Dizengoff Square Slated for Makeover hamodia.com 2016.11.30
Abydos, city of pilgrimage of the Pharaohs (T) Ancient residential city, cemetery discovered in Abydos www.egyptindependent.com 2016.11.26
Old Town of Lijiang Century-Old Church Reopens in Oldtown of Lijiang chinachristiandaily.com 2016.11.19
Chichen-Itza Mexican experts say original pyramid found at Chichen Itza phys.org 2016.11.18
Himeji-jo Drone crashes into Himeji Castle www.japantoday.com 2016.11.18
Kathmandu Valley Kathmandu believers restore quake-damaged Boudhanath stupa www.scmp.com 2016.11.16
Ahwar of Southern Iraq Jellyfish species sighted for first time in Iraq www.birdlife.org 2016.11.16
Studley Royal Park Fountains Abbey study reveals scale of monks burial site www.theguardian.com 2016.11.15
Nimrud (T) Nimrud: Iraqi forces retake ancient city from IS www.bbc.com 2016.11.13
Sites mémoriaux du génocide : Nyamata, Murambi, Bisesero et Gisozi (T) Rwanda memorial sites target World Heritage list by 2018 www.newtimes.co.rw 2016.11.09
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Rhino poacher shot in iSimangaliso uk.blastingnews.com 2016.11.08
Vardzia-Khertvisi (T) Fire damages ancient Vardzia frescos agenda.ge 2016.11.07
Segovia Age of Segovia aqueduct revised after discovery of ancient coin elpais.com 2016.11.04
Sun Temple, Konarak Scientists find evidence of mythical Chandrabhaga river near Konark Temple indianexpress.com 2016.11.03
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Tiger skin recovered, four arrested in Manas National Park www.nyoooz.com 2016.11.03
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Chinese tourists alarm locals by snatching sea urchins straight from sea at Cinque Terre shanghaiist.com 2016.11.03
Abydos, city of pilgrimage of the Pharaohs (T) 3,800-Year-Old Tableau of Egyptian Boats Discovered www.livescience.com 2016.11.01
Old City of Jerusalem Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries news.nationalgeographic.com 2016.10.30
Potala Palace Potala Palace gets annual whitewash news.xinhuanet.com 2016.10.29
Belize Barrier Reef Belize suspends oil exploration near World Heritage Site after public outcry news.mongabay.com 2016.10.25
Hattusha Hittite village to recreate life in Hattusa 3,500 years ago www.dailysabah.com 2016.10.24
(T) Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality www.canberratimes.com.au 2016.10.21
Timna (T) Textiles from the time of Solomon found in Israel's Timna Valley evangelicalfocus.com 2016.10.20
The Sundarbans World Heritage Centre and IUCN call for relocation of Rampal power plant, a serious threat to the Sundarbans whc.unesco.org 2016.10.19
Belize Barrier Reef Belize to begin oil exploration near threatened World Heritage site wwf.panda.org 2016.10.19
Old City of Jerusalem Israeli leaders condemn UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem holy site www.washingtonpost.com 2016.10.14
Hoi An Hoi An to issue tourist code of conduct tuoitrenews.vn 2016.10.14
Qutb Minar Plans for Skywalk to Qutb Minar timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.10.11
Khangchendzonga National Park Sikkim intends to start 15 days trekking trails to World Heritage 'Kanchendzonga National Park' thenortheasttoday.com 2016.10.10
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Archeologists excavate ancient feast at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump calgaryherald.com 2016.10.09
Fort Jesus Fort Jesus to get a $3.9M facelift www.geeskaafrika.com 2016.10.03
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Urinals raise a stink around famed Sonar Fort timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.10.01
Great Wall China to build the world's largest high-speed railway station beside the Great Wall www.telegraph.co.uk 2016.09.30
Gusuku of Ryukyu Ancient Roman coins unearthed from Japanese Katsuren castle baffle archaeologists www.abc.net.au 2016.09.29
Plantin-Moretus Museum Plantin-Moretus Museum reopens after refurbishment deredactie.be 2016.09.28
Timbuktu Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction www.reuters.com 2016.09.27
Bagan Bagan 'very likely' to make World Heritage list after quake www.bangkokpost.com 2016.09.26
Gorham's Cave Complex New letter box marks Gibraltar UNESCO site chronicle.gi 2016.09.22
Studley Royal Park "Marble" statues get a makeover at Studley www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk 2016.09.21
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Pocketing Burgess Shale fossil results in $4,000 fine www.rmoutlook.com 2016.09.18
Cuzco Cuzco: Fire destroys 16th Century church www.bbc.com 2016.09.17
Petra Can Petra survive as tourists stay away? edition.cnn.com 2016.09.17
Macquarie Island Macquarie Island base shutdown ‘a slap in the face’ thenewdaily.com.au 2016.09.17
Çatalhöyük Neolithic figurine, over 7,000 years old, unearthed at Turkey’s Çatalhöyük www.dailysabah.com 2016.09.15
Teotihuacan Rethinking royal ruins: archaeology team makes discovery in Teotihuacan www.statepress.com 2016.09.15
Donana National Park Drying Doñana in danger of losing World Heritage status wwf.panda.org 2016.09.15
Tasmanian Wilderness Tasmanian Walking Company’s remote wilderness lodge one step closer to coming to life www.themercury.com.au 2016.09.13
Forth Bridge Concerns raised over proposed Forth Bridge visitor centre www.scottishconstructionnow.com 2016.09.13
The Sundarbans Shipping dept disagrees with UN over closure of Shela river route in Sundarbans www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com 2016.09.12
Stonehenge Competition launched to enjoy a balloon ride over Stonehenge www.salisburyjournal.co.uk 2016.09.12
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings First underwater excavation of a prehistoric settlement at Lake Viverone www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2016.09.11
Megalithic Temples of Malta Woman to be arraigned for carving damage to Ġgantija temples www.timesofmalta.com 2016.09.11
Pampulha People to avoid Pampulha Park after suspicious contamination from ticks plus55.com 2016.09.10
Ha Long Bay Cave parties get buried in Vietnam's world-renowned bay e.vnexpress.net 2016.09.09
Sana'a Ninth-century mosque destroyed by airstrike in Yemen theartnewspaper.com 2016.09.08
Ephesus Ephesus excavations by Austria canceled www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2016.09.05
Neolithic Orkney Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney www.bbc.com 2016.09.02
Pasargadae Specified roofing covers to enhance protection for Pasargadae www.tehrantimes.com 2016.08.31
Borobudur Govt to Only Allow 15 Visitors at a Time at Borobudur Temple jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com 2016.08.31
Taj Mahal Visitors entry into Taj may be limited timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.08.29
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Fossil of mysterious miniature marsupial lion discovered in Riversleigh www.ibtimes.co.uk 2016.08.27
Papahanaumokuakea Obama to create world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii www.theguardian.com 2016.08.27
Bagan Myanmar earthquake damages famed Bagan temples www.bangkokpost.com 2016.08.24
Old Town Lunenburg Last 19th century barn in Old Town Lunenburg faces demolition www.cbc.ca 2016.08.22
Yellowstone Yellowstone fish deaths: 183 miles of river closed to halt spread of parasite www.theguardian.com 2016.08.21
Land of Frankincense Frankincense sites in Dhofar receive around 120,000 visitors timesofoman.com 2016.08.20
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple UN voices concern over Sri Lanka's crumbling cave temple www.dailymail.co.uk 2016.08.18
Costiera Amalfitana Amalfi Coast: Deceptive idyll www.fr-online.de 2016.08.18
Rapa Nui Chileans Demand British Museum Return Four-Ton Easter Island Statue news.artnet.com 2016.08.17
Mahabalipuram The dark side of Mahabalipuram www.thehindu.com 2016.08.17
St. Kilda Plans for St Kilda Centre at remote World Heritage Site www.scotsman.com 2016.08.17
Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T) Lotus Temple backs out of heritage site race timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.08.15
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Seeking to remove Humberstone and Santa Laura List from World Heritage in Danger in 2018 www.elmostrador.cl 2016.08.13
Battir Palestinian Battir Opens its Doors to 100,000 Tourists english.aawsat.com 2016.08.12
Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House to undergo €138m upgrade www.irishtimes.com 2016.08.12
Hubei Shennongjia Will World Heritage list do more harm than good for Shennongjia Forestry District? www.ecns.cn 2016.08.11
Hwaseong Fortress Suwon Introduces Hot Air Balloon Tours Over World Heritage Site koreabizwire.com 2016.08.10
Leptis Magna Libya's Antiquities Department refutes UNESCO report on Leptis Magna www.libyaobserver.ly 2016.08.08
Auschwitz Birkenau At Auschwitz-Birkenau, controversial sprinklers again make an appearance www.jta.org 2016.08.07
Angkor Angkor Wat entrance fee to double www.telegraph.co.uk 2016.08.06
Kaziranga National Park Assam Floods: Adult rhino carcass found in Kaziranga indianexpress.com 2016.08.04
Taxila Taxila heritage sites suffer negligence nation.com.pk 2016.08.03
Auckland Volcanic Fields (T) Auckland volcanic cone rezoning slammed as 'ludicrous' www.nzherald.co.nz 2016.08.03
Lumbini Lumbini to get major infrastructural development to pump up religious and cultural tourism kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 2016.08.02
Bagan Bagan to bid for heritage status in 2018 www.mmtimes.com 2016.08.02
Lake Baikal Lake Baikal's 'most beautiful beach' hit by 'foul smelling pollution' siberiantimes.com 2016.08.01
Palenque Mexico finds water tunnel under Pakal tomb in Palenque www.denverpost.com 2016.07.31
Stećci A Closer Look into Croatia's 8th UNESCO World Heritage Site - Stećci www.total-croatia-news.com 2016.07.30
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan Mines in Chinese Unesco site damaging pristine Shangri-La forest: Greenpeace www.scmp.com 2016.07.28
(T) Shades of an old conflict in KKFC heritage attempt www.nationmultimedia.com 2016.07.27
Biblical Tells Egyptian statue unearthed in Tel-Hazor www.jpost.com 2016.07.26
Yin Xu Remains of canal found in Yinxu oracle site news.xinhuanet.com 2016.07.26
Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Greenhouses marring the scenery at Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque mexiconewsdaily.com 2016.07.24
Hill Forts of Rajasthan A world heritage site, but no trace of conservation timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.07.23
Ani Inclusion of Ani creates guarantees of its conservation, Armenians say armenpress.am 2016.07.21
Liverpool Liverpool risks losing its world heritage status inews.co.uk 2016.07.19
Sigiriya Wasp attack at Sigiriya heritage site injures 17 tourists www.colombopage.com 2016.07.18
Pimachiowin Aki Ontario First Nation pulls out of Pimachiowon Aki bid www.winnipegfreepress.com 2016.07.18
40th World Heritage Committee session resumes for one day on Sunday 17 July whc.unesco.org 2016.07.16
World Heritage Committee suspends session in Istanbul amid reports of coup attempt english.cri.cn 2016.07.16
Palmyra World Heritage Committee sceptical about Palmyra's 3D replicas www.dailysabah.com 2016.07.13
Pharaon Island (T) Egypt to submit archaeological file on the Pharaoh Island in Taba in an attempt to register it on the World Heritage list english.ahram.org.eg 2016.07.13
Mtskheta Mtskheta, Georgia, removed from List of World Heritage in Danger whc.unesco.org 2016.07.13
Djenné Mali’s Old Towns of Djenné on List of World Heritage in Danger due to insecurity whc.unesco.org 2016.07.13
Teotihuacan Skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth found in Mexico ancient ruins phys.org 2016.07.09
Dong Phayayen Three encroaching properties raided in Khao Yai www.bangkokpost.com 2016.07.08
Hampi Bridge across TB for Hampi visitors soon www.deccanchronicle.com 2016.07.07
San Agustín Colombia’s heritage statue park San Agustín in Google Street View thecitypaperbogota.com 2016.07.07
Bethlehem Restoration Work Reveals Hidden Angel Mosaic in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity www.haaretz.com 2016.07.06
Rome Rome's Colosseum Sparkles After Restoration www.usnews.com 2016.07.02
Machu Picchu Tourist dies in Machu Picchu taking photo www.bbc.com 2016.07.01
Arbel (arbel, nebe shueb, horns of hittim) (T) Group reenacts Saladin’s Battle of the Horns of Hattin www.jpost.com 2016.06.30
Florence Bunfight in Florence over plans for a new McDonald's in the city's exquisite Piazza del Duomo www.telegraph.co.uk 2016.06.30
Nalanda Nalanda blame game begins www.telegraphindia.com 2016.06.25
Stone Town of Zanzibar Zanzibar’s Christ Church Cathedral opens slave-trade heritage centre www.anglicannews.org 2016.06.25
Rock Islands El Nino decimates inhabitants of Palau's treasured Jellyfish Lake www.abc.net.au 2016.06.22
iSimangaliso Wetland Park iSimangaliso water beetles face uncertain future as drought intensifies traveller24.news24.com 2016.06.20
St. Kilda Fundraising drive aims to save seabird paradise off Scotland www.theguardian.com 2016.06.20
Neolithic Orkney Rediscovered: 5,000-year-old figurine from Skara Brae www.orcadian.co.uk 2016.06.17
Nikko “Sleeping Cat” and “Three Wise Monkeys” at Nikko’s Tōshō-gū shrine removed for restoration work en.rocketnews24.com 2016.06.16
Pimachiowin Aki Bipole III route could go through proposed WHS Pimachiowin Aki www.cbc.ca 2016.06.16
Macao Macau St Augustine’s Church roof repairs to cost 1 million patacas macaunews.com.mo 2016.06.15
Mountain Resort, Chengde Restoration on major buildings in Putuo Zongsheng Temple in Chengde completed www.ecns.cn 2016.06.13
Tusi Sites Ruins of the Tangya Tusi fortress now open to the public www.thestar.com.my 2016.06.13
Angkor Archaeologists have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat www.theguardian.com 2016.06.12
Samarra Students start graffiti clean up of Samarra's spiral minaret www.nrttv.com 2016.06.10
Petra Huge monument discovered at Petra www.redorbit.com 2016.06.09
Nimrud (T) Islamic State destroyed Iraq’s ancient temple of Nabu www.japantimes.co.jp 2016.06.09
Imperial Palace Chinese archaeologists find evidence of the fabled imperial home of Kublai Khan’s Yuan dynasty www.scmp.com 2016.06.09
Auschwitz Birkenau Auschwitz museum recovers thousands of long-lost items after 50 years www.reuters.com 2016.06.09
Istanbul Greece furious over Muslim prayers held at Hagia Sophia www.ibtimes.co.uk 2016.06.09
Yellowstone Man Confirmed Dead After Fall in Yellowstone Hot Spring www.nbcnews.com 2016.06.08
Jiuzhaigou Valley Two killed, 15 injured in storm at Jiuzhaigou indianexpress.com 2016.06.06
Białowieża Forest Polish Environment Minister wants reduction & status change to cultural WHS for Bialowieza Forest www.tokfm.pl 2016.06.03
Willandra Lakes Mungo Man set to return home by November 2017 www.abc.net.au 2016.06.03
Palmyra Syrian troops looting ancient city Palmyra www.theguardian.com 2016.06.02
Selous Game Reserve Elephants could disappear from Selous within six years wwf.panda.org 2016.06.01
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers 3 Years After Kedarnath Tragedy, Valley Of Flowers To Re-Open Tomorrow www.ndtv.com 2016.06.01
Great Barrier Reef Most coral dead in central section of Great Barrier Reef www.theguardian.com 2016.05.31
Papahanaumokuakea Sea sponge the size of a minivan discovered in ocean depths off Hawaii www.theguardian.com 2016.05.31
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Remains of bizarre group of extinct snail-eating Australian marsupials discovered www.sciencedaily.com 2016.05.29
The Old Town of Jakarta (T) Netherlands. AkzoNobel restoring Jakarta's old town as city bids for UNESCO World Heritage status www.bymnews.com 2016.05.25
Bam Cultural Landscape Bam Citadel to open to public after 13 years en.mehrnews.com 2016.05.25
Białowieża Forest Poland starts logging primeval Bialowieza forest despite protests www.theguardian.com 2016.05.25
Grand Canyon Watchtower at Grand Canyon Reopens as Cultural Heritage Site abcnews.go.com 2016.05.20
Mountain Railways of India Solar lighting for 17 railway stations on Kalka-Shimla link www.tribuneindia.com 2016.05.19
Auschwitz Birkenau Auschwitz mug reveals secret possessions hidden for 70 years www.telegraph.co.uk 2016.05.19
Taj Mahal Attacks by insects lead to green spots on Taj Mahal www.ibtimes.co.in 2016.05.19
Old Dongola (T) Polish archaeologists discovered dozens of paintings in Old Dongola scienceinpoland.pap.pl 2016.05.19
Ancient villages of Northern Syria UNESCO deplores severe damage at Church of Saint Simeon whc.unesco.org 2016.05.19
Palmyra Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra www.thenewstribune.com 2016.05.18
Caesarea (T) Roman Shipwreck Discovered in Caesarea Harbor www.archaeology.org 2016.05.17
Wachau Cultural Landscape New building plans in Wachau make waves derstandard.at 2016.05.15
Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T) Aphrodite statue discovered in Jerash www.ansamed.info 2016.05.15
Ayutthaya Ayutthaya police pressured to catch tourist's assailant www.bangkokpost.com 2016.05.14
Sceilg Mhichíl Skellig Michael rockfall may postpone opening date www.irishtimes.com 2016.05.11
Angkor Angkor bans vehicles www.ttrweekly.com 2016.05.10
Levuka Historic Fiji town tries to recover from Cyclone Winston www.radionz.co.nz 2016.05.10
Angkor Cambodia, Japan restore Angkor Wat causeway www.bangkokpost.com 2016.05.09
Palmyra Palmyra hosts Russian concert after recapture by Syrian forces www.theguardian.com 2016.05.09
Alto Douro A New Dam in Portugal Is About to Destroy Parts of a World Heritage Wine Region globalvoices.org 2016.05.09
Site of Xanadu Site of Xanadu Museum opens for public in Inner Mongolia english.eastday.com 2016.05.08
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Poachers kill a rhino in Assam's Manas national park timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.05.08
Sun Temple, Konarak Sun Temple Ticket Counter Locked due to hike in entry fees www.newindianexpress.com 2016.05.08
Mountain Railways of India Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway affected by forest fires www.thehindu.com 2016.05.03
Chavin Did Chavín society create authoritarianism? www.peruthisweek.com 2016.05.01
Donana National Park Doñana Wold Heritage wetland is under threat from illegal water use wwf.panda.org 2016.05.01
Mogao Caves Dunhuang Caves offer VR trips e-dunhuang.com 2016.05.01
Bashkir Ural (T) Russia's Bashkiria petroglyphs proved to be 2.5 thousand years older than thought tass.ru 2016.04.28
Garamba National Park Three park rangers killed after shootout with elephant poachers www.express.co.uk 2016.04.27
Damascus Market in Damascus Destroyed By Fire www.ibtimes.com 2016.04.24
White City of Tel-Aviv Tel Aviv’s iconic Dizengoff Square is set for a major overhaul www.jpost.com 2016.04.24
St. Kilda New protections come into force for the seas around St Kilda www.stornowaygazette.co.uk 2016.04.21
Pompei Pompeii: is this the best they can do with €105m? www.theguardian.com 2016.04.20
The Ancient City of Nineveh (T) Isis destroys gates to ancient city of Nineveh www.independent.co.uk 2016.04.19
Mexico City and Xochimilco Discovery of priest's grave sheds light on first days of Spanish conquest of Mexico www.theguardian.com 2016.04.17
Nasca Lines Ancient Peruvian Mystery Solved From Space news.discovery.com 2016.04.16
River island of Majuli (T) A bridge for Majuli Island? timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016.04.16
(T) Chinchorro mummies in complete abandonment and ready to be stolen 2016.04.16
Preah Vihear Temple Cambodia is considering allowing access to the Preah Vihear temple from the Thai side www.bangkokpost.com 2016.04.15
Palmyra UNESCO unanimously approves Russian resolution on Palmyra restoration www.rt.com 2016.04.14
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Timeline created for Chauvet-Pont d'Arc www.dailymail.co.uk 2016.04.12
(T) Korea has withdrawn the nomination of Korean Confucian academies www.koreaherald.com 2016.04.11
Kathmandu Valley Bhaktapur monument reconstruction begins kathmandupost.ekantipur.com 2016.04.11
Tomioka Silk Mill World Heritage silk mill offers ‘time travel’ to Meiji Era www.asahi.com 2016.04.10
L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu (T) Why didn’t the Brancusi ensemble in Romania get on the UNESCO list www.business-review.eu 2016.04.09
World Heritage supports millions, but threatened worldwide wwf.panda.org 2016.04.08
Fort and Shalamar Gardens Plight of Shalimar Garden’s historic hydraulic tank system nation.com.pk 2016.04.07
Old City of Jerusalem Prominent archaeologist claims Western Wall construction will cause irreparable damage www.jpost.com 2016.04.05
Grand Canal Chinese villagers start massive treasure hunt as a 1,800-year-old canal is drained for cleaning www.dailymail.co.uk 2016.04.02
Giant's Causeway Row after tour guide uses free ancient path to get to Giant's Causeway www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk 2016.03.31
Belfries Belfort of Bruges damaged by heavy banner deredactie.be 2016.03.30
Makli, Thatta Makli graveyard without water supply for past eight years www.thenews.com.pk 2016.03.27
Sun Temple, Konarak Soon, Son et Lumiere at Konark Sun Temple www.newindianexpress.com 2016.03.27
Białowieża Forest Poland's minister approves logging in pristine forest www.gazettetimes.com 2016.03.27
Villa Adriana (Tivoli) Emperor Hadrian's Villa Yields Posh, Arty Apartment www.livescience.com 2016.03.26
Palmyra UNESCO chief welcomes the liberation of Syria's Palmyra world heritage site www.un.org 2016.03.25
Old City of Jerusalem Israeli Regional Construction Committee Approves “Kedem” Colonialist Project In Jerusalem www.imemc.org 2016.03.24
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Environment supporters call on UNESCO to investigate Lake Louise ski area expansion www.rmoutlook.com 2016.03.24
(T) New Findings on Lao Plain of Jars Help Unravel Ancient Mysteries www.voanews.com 2016.03.22
Pompei Metallic ink used in the Herculaneum scrolls popular-archaeology.com 2016.03.22
Galapagos Islands New Galápagos Sanctuary Has World’s Highest Abundance of Sharks news.nationalgeographic.com 2016.03.22
Tasmanian Wilderness Australian government abandons campaign to log Tasmanian forests www.reuters.com 2016.03.20
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal sees a major fall in foreign tourist arrivals indiatoday.intoday.in 2016.03.20
(T) Iraqi and American archaeologists are digging at Ur —and finding evidence of the earliest long-distance commerce news.nationalgeographic.com 2016.03.18
Virunga National Park Four checkpoints in the central sector of the Virunga National Park were attacked by rebel groups, 2 guards killed whc.unesco.org 2016.03.17
Sceilg Mhichíl Significant storm damage to Skellig Michael www.irishtimes.com 2016.03.16
Mana Pools Father and son on anti-poaching patrol killed by ranger in Zimbabwe www.theguardian.com 2016.03.15
Pyramids (Memphis) A new beginning for Egypt’s ancient capital: Ancient Memphis Walking Circuit www.heritagedaily.com 2016.03.15
Cordoba Córdoba rejects Catholic church's claim to own mosque-cathedral www.theguardian.com 2016.03.14
Grand-Bassam At least 12 people are dead after a gun attack on a beach resort in Grand-Bassam news.sky.com 2016.03.13
Ellora Caves Cannabis preserved India's ancient Ellora caves from decay for 1,500 years mashable.com 2016.03.12
Los Glaciares Ice bridge collapses at Perito Moreno Glacier www.abc.net.au 2016.03.11
The Sundarbans Long march in Bangladesh against Sundarbans power plant www.dailymail.co.uk 2016.03.11
Derwent Valley Mills Visitor centre opens at Cromford Mills factory site www.bbc.com 2016.03.11
Plantin-Moretus Museum Plantin-Moretus Museum to close May-Sept 2016for refurbishment www.gva.be 2016.03.09
Lake Turkana An Update on Kenya’s Dwindling Lake Turkana as Ethiopian Dam Begins Operation www.newsecuritybeat.org 2016.03.08
Great Barrier Reef Parts of Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction www.thedailyherald.sx 2016.03.07
Royal Palace at Caserta Italy unions attack head of WHS of Caserta for working too hard www.straitstimes.com 2016.03.06
Vézère Valley Opening date for Lascaux 4 revealed connexionfrance.com 2016.03.04
Medina of Fez World's oldest library in Fez to reopen in May www.worldbulletin.net 2016.03.04
Machu Picchu British and French tourists arrested for stripping naked at Machu Picchu www.thestar.com.my 2016.03.03
Levuka Tropical cyclone struck Levuka late February whc.unesco.org 2016.03.02
Ancient Kano City Walls and Asociated Sties (T) Kano city walls: An endangered 1,000 year-old heritage www.dailytrust.com.ng 2016.03.01
Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T) Medieval Muslim graves in France reveal a previously unseen history arstechnica.com 2016.02.29
Ed-Dur Site (T) UAE rebuilding region's sun temple, brick by brick www.khaleejtimes.com 2016.02.29
Great Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe hosts lavish 92nd birthday party at Great Zimbabwe Ruins www.herald.co.zw 2016.02.28
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico jumps after years of decline www.theguardian.com 2016.02.27
Ha Long Bay Vietnam to open airport near Ha Long Bay in 2017 www.thanhniennews.com 2016.02.26
Dinosaur Provincial Park New findings involving Alberta dinosaur bones strengthen idea of 70-million-year-old land bridge edmontonjournal.com 2016.02.26
Longmen Grottoes Royal Cave Temple at the Longmen Grottoes will finally be revealed to the public on March 10 www.dailymail.co.uk 2016.02.24
Bagan Tourists in Burma banned from climbing Bagan pagodas following 'disgraceful' behaviour www.telegraph.co.uk 2016.02.24
Khajuraho Group of Monuments US citizen arrested for photographing Khajuraho temples with drone www.hindustantimes.com 2016.02.24
Meroe Pyramid of Queen Khennuwa investigated for the first time in almost a century www.heritagedaily.com 2016.02.22
(T) Roman Bath excavated along Danube Limes ooe.orf.at 2016.02.19
Bamberg Bamberg will get a WH Visitor Center www.stadt.bamberg.de 2016.02.19
Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T) Jordan Valley Prehistoric Village Discovered www.jewishpress.com 2016.02.18
Rapa Nui Easter Island not destroyed by war, analysis of 'spear points' shows phys.org 2016.02.17
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Italy to impose limits on visitors to Cinque Terre with tourist 'ticket' system www.theguardian.com 2016.02.17
Gondwana Rainforests Green Army tackles Dorrigo National Park to manage invasive weeds and improve native vegetation www.abc.net.au 2016.02.17
Dubrovnik Stars Wars 8 Awakens Another UNESCO World Heritage Site: Dubrovnik www.blouinartinfo.com 2016.02.17
Auschwitz Birkenau Auschwitz museum develops app to detect ‘Polish death camps’ errors www.thenews.pl 2016.02.17
Ohrid Region The town and lake Ohrid are endangered by a vast urbanization plan www.balcanicaucaso.org 2016.02.12
Macao A-Ma Temple altar closed until further notice following blaze macaubusinessdaily.com 2016.02.12
(T) Gujarat plans Kutch-Dholavira expressway www.asianage.com 2016.02.10
Mapungubwe Tracing dogs beef up security at National Park Mapungubwe www.sabc.co.za 2016.02.09
Pyramids (Memphis) Egyptian archaeologists call for tougher security measures after 'sale of pyramid pieces' english.ahram.org.eg 2016.02.09
Kakadu National Park Rivers down and cruises cancelled as Kakadu National Park swelters through one of its driest wet seasons on record www.abc.net.au 2016.02.08
Macao Collapsing wall damages Lou Kau Mansion in Macau www.macaunews.com.mo 2016.02.06
Timbuktu 900-year-old consecration ceremony held for the Timbuktu mausoleums whc.unesco.org 2016.02.05
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Japan to withdraw bid for World Heritage listing of Nagasaki, Kumamoto sites www.japantimes.co.jp 2016.02.05
How Ahmedabad Robbed Delhi, Mumbai Of A Chance To Get World Heritage City Status www.scoopwhoop.com 2016.02.04
Quartier de Peñarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire (T) Peñarol station receives cruise passengers with steam train ride www.elpais.com.uy 2016.02.02
Pyramids (Memphis) German teenager climbs ancient Giza landmark – and films the whole thing www.rt.com 2016.01.30
Nasca Lines NASA radar maps new view of Nasca Lines www.odishanewsinsight.com 2016.01.29
(T) New Development Could Hurt Hollyhock Heritage Status www.losfelizledger.com 2016.01.29
The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T) 1,700-year-old inscriptions linked to ‘rabbis’ unearthed in Galilee www.jpost.com 2016.01.28
Mrauk-U (T) Mrauk-U conservation seen as reconstructing not preserving www.mmtimes.com 2016.01.27
(T) Sharjah to invest Dh250m into Mleiha archaeological project www.thenational.ae 2016.01.25
Pompei Pompeii entrance temporarily closed by fallen stone www.timesunion.com 2016.01.24
Tasmanian Wilderness Tasmanian bushfires 'worst crisis in decades' for world heritage forests www.theguardian.com 2016.01.23
Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO asking to put off installation of new monument close to Moscow Kremlin tass.ru 2016.01.22
Tomioka Silk Mill Historic silk mill invites public to view its cocoon warehouses ajw.asahi.com 2016.01.20
Garamba National Park Extinction looms for rare Congolese giraffes in Garamba NP us.blastingnews.com 2016.01.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Cosmic particles inside pyramids could unlock mystery of how they were built www.theguardian.com 2016.01.19
Bagan Bagan inventory reveals new pagodas www.frontiermyanmar.net 2016.01.19
(T) West Bohemian spas still in the running for UNESCO listing www.praguemonitor.com 2016.01.18
Stoclet House Mayor pleads to open Stoclet Palace to general public deredactie.be 2016.01.16
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Chauvet cave may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption www.nature.com 2016.01.16
Baekje Historic Areas Restoring East Asia’s oldest stone pagoda www.koreaherald.com 2016.01.16
Wadi Al-Hitan Egypt Inaugurates Fossil Museum at Wadi El Hitan egyptianstreets.com 2016.01.16
Altamira Cave Battle erupts over ‘elitist’ Altamira cave art plans www.theolivepress.es 2016.01.16
Tombs of Buganda Kings Kasubi tombs to be completed by end of 2016 www.newvision.co.ug 2016.01.10
Osun-Osogbo On the brink: Inside the project to save Osun Oshogbo edition.cnn.com 2016.01.09
Incense Route of the Negev Christian-Greek inscription reveals the problematic relationship that existed between these communities when the Byzantine society disintegrated in the Negev www.aurora-israel.co.il 2016.01.09
Derbent 1 dead, 10 injured in shooting at Naryn-kala fortress in the city of Derbent www.foxnews.com 2015.12.31
Coiba National Park Luxury Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Coiba gcaptain.com 2015.12.27
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Finds in El Salvador Tell a Whole Different Tale about Maya Society www.scientificamerican.com 2015.12.25
Pompei Six newly restored houses opened at Pompeii www.theguardian.com 2015.12.25
Bosra UN condemns archaeological destruction at Bosra aranews.net 2015.12.25
(T) Jordan eyes UNESCO World Heritage status for Salt www.albawaba.com 2015.12.23
Venice and its Lagoon Mass tourism is jeopardising our city's future which is under threat, Venetians tell UNESCO www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.12.23
Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge Bridge on the Drina gets a Turkish facelift www.dailysabah.com 2015.12.22
Kathmandu Valley Changu Narayan still ignored thehimalayantimes.com 2015.12.20
(T) Uruguay selects 10 works of Dieste to nominate as WHS www.elpais.com.uy 2015.12.20
Thessalonika Roman Rotunda in Thessaloniki reopens after restoration www.tornosnews.gr 2015.12.19
Lake Malawi Malawi government is still undecided on whether to explore oil or not in Lake Malawi. malawi24.com 2015.12.16
Taxila 1st century AD coins, arrowheads discovered at Taxila www.dawn.com 2015.12.16
Bagan Bagan hotels in limbo as government blocks licences www.mmtimes.com 2015.12.15
Machu Picchu Peru working on new entrance to Machu Picchu citadel to ease flow of visitors latino.foxnews.com 2015.12.15
Belfries Father Christmas falls to his death while rehearsing at French belfry of Douai www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.12.14
Megalithic Temples of Malta Failed Ħaġar Qim tent still littering heritage site, two weeks after summit www.independent.com.mt 2015.12.14
iSimangaliso Wetland Park iSimangaliso loses well-loved white rhino family to poachers uk.blastingnews.com 2015.12.11
Sabratha Fears are mounting that Islamic State terrorists could destroy Sabratha www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.12.11
Congonhas Congonhas Museum will be inaugurated on Dec 15 whc.unesco.org 2015.12.10
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Blame game begins over fire at historic Diyarbakır mosque www.todayszaman.com 2015.12.09
(T) Drone allows new view of Laos's bomb-riddled Plain of Jars www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.12.08
Florence Florence seeks a better class of tourist to share its besieged medieval treasures www.theguardian.com 2015.12.06
Blue and John Crow Mountains Another Maroon Site Identified In Blue and John Crow Mountains jis.gov.jm 2015.12.04
Angkor Cambodia releases TV spot to promote "code of conduct" for visitors to Angkor www.globalpost.com 2015.12.04
Valletta Valletta’s UNESCO status undermined by Tigné 40-storey hotel www.maltatoday.com.mt 2015.12.04
Virunga National Park Can clean energy save the gorillas of Virunga National Park? edition.cnn.com 2015.12.04
Ancient Nara Nara's Great Buddha has a bad hair day ajw.asahi.com 2015.12.04
Blue and John Crow Mountains Fine of up to $50,000 for committing various offences in the Blue and John Crow Mountains www.jamaicaobserver.com 2015.12.03
Mansehra Rock Edicts (T) Japanese, Pakistani archaeologists strive to save heritage threatened by dam, militants www.japantimes.co.jp 2015.12.03
Belize Barrier Reef Government of Belize bans offshore oil exploration at Belize Barrier Reef whc.unesco.org 2015.12.02
Agrigento Ancient Greek Temple Aligned to Full Moon news.discovery.com 2015.12.02
Ancient Thebes Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb fox61.com 2015.12.01
Rome Rome banishes centurion impersonators www.stuff.co.nz 2015.11.30
Fujisan Number of climbers allowed on Mount Fuji may be scaled back starting in 2018 ajw.asahi.com 2015.11.28
Tsodilo Community Benefits From Tsodilo Status allafrica.com 2015.11.28
Edinburgh Calls to protect Edinburgh world heritage site www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com 2015.11.28
Göreme NP Ancient underground city in Cappadocia will 'rewrite history' www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2015.11.27
Royal Exhibition Building Local designer wins tender to revamp Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building www.abc.net.au 2015.11.26
Aleppo The slow destruction of the Aleppo citadel syriadirect.org 2015.11.25
Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore Botanic Gardens set to be bigger, better by 2018 www.channelnewsasia.com 2015.11.21
Te Wahipounamu Seven killed in helicopter crash on Fox Glacier www.stuff.co.nz 2015.11.21
Verona Verona Castelvecchio: 17 Major Artworks Stolen www.corriere.it 2015.11.20
Yellowstone Yellowstone proposes controversial slaughter of 1,000 bison www.theguardian.com 2015.11.20
West Lake Controversy as McDonald's opens new restaurant at West Lake www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.11.19
Okapi Wildlife Reserve UNESCO Director-General condemns the murder of a guard at Okapi Wildlife Reserve whc.unesco.org 2015.11.19
(T) Forbidden island relaxes rules for World Heritage bid ajw.asahi.com 2015.11.19
Taj Mahal Crematorium near Taj Mahal must be moved www.theguardian.com 2015.11.18
Fort and Shalamar Gardens Unesco seeks details of Orange Line train project in Lahore en.dailypakistan.com.pk 2015.11.15
Al Ain Qasr Al Muwaiji opens as a museum in Al Ain gulfnews.com 2015.11.15
Hill Forts of Rajasthan National Security Guard Team Disposes Of Over One Tonne Explosives From Rathambore Fort www.ndtv.com 2015.11.13
Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T) Gladiator Colosseum Found in Volterra news.discovery.com 2015.11.13
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Kosovo fails in UNESCO membership bid www.channelnewsasia.com 2015.11.10
Socotra Archipelago Cyclone Megh batters Yemeni island of Socotra www.bbc.com 2015.11.09
Angkor Angkor Wat will open for tourists two and a half hours earlier www.ttrweekly.com 2015.11.09
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo UNESCO membership would put the government in Pristina in charge of managing all of Kosovo's heritage, including Gracanica www.worldbulletin.net 2015.11.08
Virunga National Park Oil found under Congo wildlife park www.3news.co.nz 2015.11.08
Ancient Thebes Egypt opens three ancient tombs in Luxor for the first time in a bid to lure tourists www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.11.07
Cidade Velha Earliest church in the tropics unearthed in former heart of Atlantic slave trade phys.org 2015.11.07
Champagne Moët & Chandon renovates cellars after UNESCO heritage site honor www.luxurydaily.com 2015.11.07
Rome Rome's Trevi Fountain reopens after $2.4M restoration www.cnbc.com 2015.11.06
Ancient villages of Northern Syria Terrorists destroy UNESCO WHS of al-Bara, northern Syria en.abna24.com 2015.11.05
Joya de Ceren Footprints on ceremonial road may indicate Ceren residents were fleeing volcano www.eurekalert.org 2015.11.04
Curonian Spit Curonian Spit in debate over visiting fees www.globalpost.com 2015.11.03
Takht-i-Bahi Pakistan quake causes cracks in World Heritage sites timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.11.02
Taxila The Death Scene of Buddha: Back from the dead tribune.com.pk 2015.11.02
St. Kilda New book challenges St Kilda's 'lost world' tag www.bbc.com 2015.11.02
Virunga National Park Congolese Activists Honored for Fighting Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park www.npr.org 2015.10.31
Grand Pré Archeologists searching for Grand-Pré Acadian church site www.cbc.ca 2015.10.30
(T) Tokyo museum undergoes face-lift and will be closed until March 2016 www.the-japan-news.com 2015.10.27
Gorham's Cave Complex Gibraltar Museum works with Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service to clear up Gorham's Cave www.chronicle.gi 2015.10.24
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Jhalawar's Gagron Fort gets face-lift to attract tourists timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.10.23
Taj Mahal Heritage experts say no to illumination of Taj Mahal economictimes.indiatimes.com 2015.10.23
Galapagos Islands Scientists identify new Galapagos giant tortoise species www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.10.22
Chan Chan Chan Chan archaeological remains found at burial platform www.andina.com.pe 2015.10.20
Acropolis Acropolis fees soar to pay for Greek debt www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.10.17
Edinburgh Controversial hotel developments threaten Edinburgh's World Heritage status www.bighospitality.co.uk 2015.10.13
Garamba National Park Poachers Kill 4 in Anti-Poaching Patrol in Garamba abcnews.go.com 2015.10.11
Pompei The Restorers of Pompeii Have More Money Than Time www.bloomberg.com 2015.10.10
Pompei Ancient Romans in Pompeii Had 'Perfect Teeth' www.smithsonianmag.com 2015.10.10
Valletta Expert seeks changes to St John’s Co-Cathedral Museum extension www.timesofmalta.com 2015.10.10
Mogao Caves Mogao Grottoes received a record one million visitors so far this year www.shanghaidaily.com 2015.10.10
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Historic structures damaged in Diyarbakır www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2015.10.07
Palmyra Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch' www.bbc.com 2015.10.06
Angkor Angkor Wat Earns Over $43 Million From Ticket Sales in first 9 months 2015 www.ndtv.com 2015.10.06
Manu National Park Manu NP tourists held overnight by protesters www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.09.24
Palmyra Palmyra citadel damaged by Syrian government bombing, says expert www.middleeasteye.net 2015.09.24
Summer Palace Tibetan relics from Norbulingka on exhibition in Beijing's Summer Palace www.shanghaidaily.com 2015.09.23
Cahokia Mounds Cahokia’s Monks Mound May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years westerndigs.org 2015.09.22
Pompei Pre-Roman tomb unearthed in Pompeii www.thelocal.it 2015.09.22
Cocos Island Jaeger-LeCoultre helps Cocos Island National Park fight poaching whc.unesco.org 2015.09.22
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution New Museum brings to life the heyday of Nagasaki’s 'Battleship Island' ajw.asahi.com 2015.09.20
Great Barrier Reef Australian Government spent at least $400,000 lobbying against Great Barrier Reef 'danger' listing www.smh.com.au 2015.09.17
Mountain Railways of India Toy train derails on Kalka-Shimla track, 2 foreigners dead timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.09.12
Fossil Hominid Sites Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.09.10
(T) Greenland’s Farmers Torn Over Tapping Pristine Land for Mineral Riches www.nytimes.com 2015.09.09
Sceilg Mhichíl Star Wars allowed to come back to Skellig Michael www.breakingnews.ie 2015.09.09
Potala Palace New measures to preserve Potala Palace, limiting the number of visitors to 5,000 a day. news.xinhuanet.com 2015.09.08
(T) Chandigarh Unbuilt - competition to "complete" the city as conceived by Le Corbusier www.archasm.in 2015.09.08
San Antonio Missions Texas man tried to write his name on Alamo wall with car key www.nydailynews.com 2015.09.08
Stonehenge Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.09.07
Erbil Citadel Inside look at Erbil Citadel restoration rudaw.net 2015.09.06
Preah Vihear Temple Top court finds Noppadon innocent over Preah Vihear World Heritage listing affair www.nationmultimedia.com 2015.09.05
Dorset and East Devon Coast Navitus Bay wind farm off Jurassic Coast set to be rejected www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.09.05
Palmyra Islamic State has destroyed three tower tombs in Palmyra www.theguardian.com 2015.09.04
Pyu Ancient Cities Since being listed as a World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Sri Ksetra has seen a surge of visitors www.mmtimes.com 2015.09.02
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra Forest Rangers Arrest Six Bird Poachers in Gunung Leuser National Park newswise.com 2015.09.02
Cyrene £1.5m ancient Greek statue looted from Libyan heritage site Cyrene 'must be returned' www.independent.co.uk 2015.09.02
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings Luzerner Pile Dwellings decay fast www.zentralplus.ch 2015.09.01
Palmeral of Elche Elche battles evil weevil invasion to save Unesco heritage palm forest www.euroweeklynews.com 2015.08.31
Palmyra ISIS blow up 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in Palmyra www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.08.31
Ephesus Archaeozoologists open bone lab at Ephesus www.pasthorizonspr.com 2015.08.29
Lamu Old Town In Kenya, Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Threatens Lamu www.huffingtonpost.com 2015.08.29
Royal Palace at Caserta Kids bathe in Reggia di Caserta fountain, section of park closed www.gazzettadelsud.it 2015.08.29
Sceilg Mhichíl ‘Sidelining’ over Star Wars on Skellig Michael criticised www.irishtimes.com 2015.08.28
Preah Vihear Temple More foreigners visit Cambodia's Preah Vihear world heritage site www.khmertimeskh.com 2015.08.26
Primeval Beech Forests Activists demand cutting Slovak Carpathian beech forest from UNESCO list spectator.sme.sk 2015.08.25
Mount Hamiguitan Pamana killing threatens Mount Hamiguitan’s status as WHS lifestyle.inquirer.net 2015.08.24
Palmyra Palmyra's Baalshamin temple 'blown up by IS' www.bbc.com 2015.08.24
Pasargadae Experts testing stones to restore Pasargadae www.tehrantimes.com 2015.08.23
Agra Fort Debris gone, archaeologists find passage in Agra Fort timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.08.22
Mexico City and Xochimilco Aztec skull trophy rack discovered at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor www.theguardian.com 2015.08.22
Yosemite National Park Yosemite deaths illustrate a tragic but not uncommon risk in nature www.latimes.com 2015.08.20
Blenheim Palace Woodstock homes plan 'threatens' Blenheim Palace Estate www.bbc.com 2015.08.20
Palmyra Isil 'beheads top archaeologist in Palmyra' after refusing to give up secrets of its treasures www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.08.19
Rome Illicit bathing at Rome’s Bernini fountain www.wantedinrome.com 2015.08.19
Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin Investigation into the placement of solar panels in La Serreta Cave translate.google.nl 2015.08.19
Virunga National Park Oil exploitation by Uganda in Lake Edward may pollute Virunga Park www.radiookapi.net 2015.08.19
Chichen-Itza Subterranean river discovered beneath Mexico's Chichen Itza ruins www.theguardian.com 2015.08.17
San Antonio Missions Global Tourists Already Seen in San Antonio Due to World Heritage Designation www.woai.com 2015.08.15
Los Glaciares Hydroelectric dams in southern Argentina affect glaciers, say environmentalists www.lagranepoca.com 2015.08.12
Belfries Belfry of Bergues looking for sponsors for its renovation www.lavoixdunord.fr 2015.08.12
Rome Italian Government Spending $20 Million to Restore Colosseum Floors www.architecturaldigest.com 2015.08.12
Ayutthaya Thai women who filmed 'sensual' dance routine at historic temple face legal action for 'degrading' the ancient site at Ayutthaya www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.08.12
Pompei Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone www.thelocal.it 2015.08.11
Pont du Gard X-rated video filmed under the Pont du Gard www.midilibre.fr 2015.08.10
The Sundarbans Bangladesh police kill 6 suspected tiger poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest www.foxnews.com 2015.08.10
Delhi - A Heritage City (T) Delhi's Imperial Capital Cities' UNESCO nomination not withdrawn, but "postponed" www.hindustantimes.com 2015.08.05
Tauric Chersonese Putin places Chersonesus under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of a Russian Orthodox priest as director www.usnews.com 2015.08.02
Ha Long Bay Flooded Vietnam coal mines leaking toxic slurry into Ha Long Bay www.abc.net.au 2015.08.02
Pitons of Reunion Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts on island of Reunion www.theguardian.com 2015.08.02
Samarra £500,000 project to save 1,200-year-old mosque threatened by Islamic State www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.07.31
Selimiye Mosque Convicts work as excavators in Selimiye Mosque garden www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2015.07.30
Lamu Old Town Lamu Old Town Will Only Allow Donkeys allafrica.com 2015.07.29
Moenjodaro 4,600 years old Mohenjo Daro ruins face serious threat from rainwater arynews.tv 2015.07.29
Göbekli Tepe Signs of world’s first pictograph found in Göbeklitepe www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2015.07.25
Agrigento Google hires Valley of the Temples in Sicily to host a £70,000 banquet for top executives www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.07.25
Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T) Discovery in Israel pushes back dawn of agriculture to 23,000 years ago www.haaretz.com 2015.07.25
The Emergence of Modern Humans: The Pleistocene occupation sites of South Africa (T) Sibidu Cave Under Threat www.gizmodo.com.au 2015.07.23
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens www.npr.org 2015.07.23
Archaeological Site of Aigai King Philip II Stirs Controversy in Archaeology World clapway.com 2015.07.22
Mont-Saint-Michel French farmers' protest cuts off Mont-St-Michel www.thelocal.fr 2015.07.22
Potsdam Potsdam palace reopens its majestic Grotto Hall www.dw.com 2015.07.22
Lena Pillars Siberia's amazing Sinsky Pillars as seen from drone www.rt.com 2015.07.21
Timbuktu Timbuktu's historic tombs restored www.theguardian.com 2015.07.21
Potosi Protesters cut access to Bolivian city of Potosi www.bbc.com 2015.07.19
Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius Temple of Confucius gets first facelift in century economictimes.indiatimes.com 2015.07.19
(T) Tunnel of ​​140m long found below city of Zaruma translate.google.nl 2015.07.18
Venice and its Lagoon Venice may restrict tourist access traveller24.news24.com 2015.07.16
Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" Jordan and Palestine dispute Jesus's baptism site after Unesco designation europe.newsweek.com 2015.07.15
Frontiers of the Roman Empire New Hadrian’s Wall tour bus explores iconic World Heritage Site www.cumbriacrack.com 2015.07.14
Aleppo Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel www.bbc.com 2015.07.12
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens UNESCO recognition a ‘victory’ for people of Diyarbakır www.todayszaman.com 2015.07.12
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution Tourists flock to Japan’s new UNESCO heritage sites www.japantimes.co.jp 2015.07.12
Arles Rare ancient Roman frescos found in Arles www.english.rfi.fr 2015.07.11
Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T) Kontroverse rund ums Welterbe - Hall www.tt.com 2015.07.11
Singapore Botanic Gardens Gardens celebrating SG50 with rare orchid showcases www.todayonline.com 2015.07.11
M'Zab Valley 18 dead in M'Zab valley communal violence www.ibtimes.co.uk 2015.07.09
Serpent Mound (T) Vandalism at Serpent Mound during Fourth of July weekend timesgazette.com 2015.07.09
San Antonio Missions Party held to celebrate Missions' World Heritage status www.ksat.com 2015.07.08
Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape (T) Jerusalem family finds 2,000-year old mikveh underneath living room www.haaretz.com 2015.07.03
Timbuktu Timbuktu mausoleums will be rebuilt by end of July 2015 whc.unesco.org 2015.07.01
Madā ͐ in Ṣāliḥ Saudi Arabia to open tourism to foreign Umrah pilgrims, to places such as Madain Saleh www.albawaba.com 2015.06.30
Mount Wuyi New high speed train offers amazing views of Mount Huangshan, Mount Wuyi, and Mount Sanqingshan. www.cctv-america.com 2015.06.30
Great Wall Great Wall Of China Disappearing: One-Third Of WHS Stolen Or Eroded www.inquisitr.com 2015.06.30
Bagan Bagan waits for Unesco nod www.nationmultimedia.com 2015.06.29
New Lanark New Lanark’s £1.5 million grant www.carlukegazette.co.uk 2015.06.27
Wood Buffalo National Park Mikisew First Nation takes Wood Buffalo concerns to UNESCO www.theglobeandmail.com 2015.06.27
Galapagos Islands Galápagos rebellion against foreign investment in hotels, golf courses, luxury tourism www.theecologist.org 2015.06.26
Lake Turkana Will the World Take Action to Stop the Destruction of Lake Turkana? www.huffingtonpost.com 2015.06.26
(T) Maison Guiette will temporarily open during Open Monuments Day (13-9-2015) www.gva.be 2015.06.25
Chaco Culture Bones of Exotic Macaws Reveal Early Rise of Trade, Hierarchy in Chaco Canyon westerndigs.org 2015.06.24
(T) Protest against Japanese World Heritage bid ends in turnaround the-japan-news.com 2015.06.23
Palmyra IS 'lays mines' in ruins of Syria's ancient Palmyra www.businessinsider.com 2015.06.22
Historic Cairo Old Cairo Heritage Sites To Undergo Renovations egyptianstreets.com 2015.06.22
Fort and Shalamar Gardens Preserving heritage: A more tourist-friendly Lahore Fort tribune.com.pk 2015.06.21
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Former Officials Protest Proposed Lake Louise Developments www.huffingtonpost.ca 2015.06.21
In Colombia's remote wilderness, Briton uncovers stunning prehistoric rock art www.theguardian.com 2015.06.21
Moenjodaro Sindh ignores Mohen-jo-Daro encroachments despite UNESCO’s repeated warnings www.pakistantoday.com.pk 2015.06.15
Kathmandu Valley UNESCO raises concerns over safety at reopened Kathmandu sites www.ibtimes.com 2015.06.15
(T) S. Korea asks Germany to oppose Japan's World Heritage bid for Meiji industrial sites ajw.asahi.com 2015.06.15
Bamiyan Valley Bamiyan Buddhas rise again in 3D www.theatlantic.com 2015.06.15
Erbil Citadel Irbil Citadel Restoration Slows as Iraqi Kurds Devote Funds to Fighting IS www.voanews.com 2015.06.13
Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T) Major support for world heritage bid for First World War sites www.flanderstoday.eu 2015.06.12
Sana'a 'Air strike' kills five in historic district of Sana'a www.theguardian.com 2015.06.12
Kinabalu Park Foreigners may get three months jail if charged and found guilty of obscene act at Mount Kinabalu www.thestar.com.my 2015.06.10
Ancient Thebes 'Suicide attack' at Egypt Karnak temple site in Luxor www.bbc.com 2015.06.10
Aksum Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link Aksum to Rome www.theguardian.com 2015.06.09
Angkor Angkor 'replica' plan in India angers Cambodia www.bangkokpost.com 2015.06.07
Rome Colosseum killing machine reconstructed after more than 1,500 years www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.06.06
Kathmandu Valley Kathmandu Valley to enter UN's 'heritage in danger' list timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.06.06
Kinabalu Park Mount Kinabalu earthquake: Climbers injured, stranded as magnitude-6.0 quake rocks Malaysia www.abc.net.au 2015.06.05
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Lightning strikes heritage site in Khajuraho, damages Devi Jagadambika temple www.hindustantimes.com 2015.06.03
(T) ICOMOS Backs Partial Restoration of Miruk Temple Stone Pagoda koreabizwire.com 2015.06.02
Ancient Kyoto Leader of small religious group tied to vandalism at Japan's historic sites ajw.asahi.com 2015.06.01
Lake Baikal Putin steps in to voice concern over threat from Mongolian hydro plants siberiantimes.com 2015.05.31
Site of Xanadu Dragons of Xanadu: Sculptures Discovered in Legendary City www.livescience.com 2015.05.30
Kathmandu Valley Nepal to reopen 3 damaged heritage sitesby June 15 www.bangkokpost.com 2015.05.29
Sites of Hongshan Culture: The Niuheliang Archaeological Site, the Hongshanhou Archaeological Site, and Weijiawopu Archa (T) 175 'tomb raiders' caught pillaging Stone Age archaeological site Niuheliang www.scmp.com 2015.05.28
Delhi - A Heritage City (T) Why Government Doesn't Want Delhi to be a World Heritage City Anymore www.ndtv.com 2015.05.26
Saryarka New mass die-off of Saiga antelopes in Sary-Arka www.wildlifeextra.com 2015.05.26
Semmering Railway Green light for Semmering Tunnel diepresse.com 2015.05.26
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Wolf volcano erupts for first time in 30 years www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.05.26
Plantations in West Curacao (T) Old plantations in Curaçao may become World Heritage in 2019 curacaochronicle.com 2015.05.26
(T) UNESCO examines the works of Dieste www.elpais.com.uy 2015.05.22
Incense Route of the Negev Vandals Paint Palestinian Flags Over Israeli Negev WHS of Haluza www.algemeiner.com 2015.05.22
Delhi - A Heritage City (T) Delhi's Imperial Capital Cities nomination withdrawn by State Party timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.05.22
(T) Seoul, Tokyo to discuss UNESCO bid www.koreatimes.co.kr 2015.05.21
Naumburg Cathedral Warum Icomos den Naumburger Welterbe-Antrag abschmettert www.mz-web.de 2015.05.21
Palmyra UNESCO chief urges ‘immediate’ cessation of hostilities at Palmyra www.un.org 2015.05.21
The Ancient Plovdiv (T) Bulgarian Archaeologists Reveal Beautiful Early Christian Floor Mosaics in Plovdiv’s Great Basilica archaeologyinbulgaria.com 2015.05.20
Palmyra Palmyra under threat as IS jihadists battle Syrian troops economictimes.indiatimes.com 2015.05.15
Shahr-i Sokhta Archaeologists find tallest wall ever found near Iran’s Burnt City www.presstv.ir 2015.05.14
Gulf of California 'In Danger' Status Sought for Mexico's Gulf of California www.biologicaldiversity.org 2015.05.14
Sana'a UNESCO condemns 'severe' bombing damage to Sanaa old town english.alarabiya.net 2015.05.13
Belize Barrier Reef Belize plan to allow offshore drilling threatens Great Blue Hole www.theguardian.com 2015.05.11
Shiretoko Huge gathering of more than 30 killer whales seen in Shiretoko ajw.asahi.com 2015.05.11
Fort Jesus Vandals Deface Fort Jesus Heritage Site allafrica.com 2015.05.09
Sagarmatha National Park Mount Everest Shrank As Nepal Quake Lifted Kathmandu www.livescience.com 2015.05.07
Royal Palace at Caserta Caserta under siege by African street vendors www.tgcom24.mediaset.it 2015.05.06
Hollókö Hollókő castle: reconstruction completed hungarytoday.hu 2015.05.06
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Excavations reveal new terracotta army www.news.com.au 2015.05.06
Cahokia Mounds Cahokia's rise and fall linked to river flooding popular-archaeology.com 2015.05.06
La Cité Historique de Hamdallahi (T) Suspected Islamic militants destroy mausoleum of Cheick Amadou Barry www.usnews.com 2015.05.05
Monticello Rebuilt Slave Sites Being Unveiled at Jefferson's Monticello abcnews.go.com 2015.05.03
Kathmandu Valley UNESCO team at Swayambhunath temple to prevent looting ibnlive.in.com 2015.05.02
Kathmandu Valley Nepal's Kathmandu valley treasures: Before and after www.bbc.com 2015.05.01
The Barotse Cultural Landscape (T) Zambian government has been accused of pressuring the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) and the Litunga of Barotseland to support the Barotse Plains bid www.barotsepost.com 2015.04.30
Sagarmatha National Park Everest rescuers battle snow to fly out those injured in avalanche, as death toll rose to 17 www.theguardian.com 2015.04.26
Cal Orck'o: Footprints of time (T) With new discovery, Bolivia has most dinosaur footprints on earth latino.foxnews.com 2015.04.26
Kathmandu Valley A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal has caused extensive damage in Kathmandu news.sky.com 2015.04.25
Cienaga de Zapata National Park (T) Cuban endangered crocodiles return home to Zapata Swamp www.bbc.com 2015.04.20
Macquarie Island Macquarie Island wildlife recovering after rabbit eradication www.abc.net.au 2015.04.20
Lake Baikal Lake Baikal: World Heritage ecosystems at risk from Mongolian dam www.theecologist.org 2015.04.20
(T) Public get first view of Meiji Era steel works headquarters ajw.asahi.com 2015.04.20
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Historic Shirakawa hopes to build on recent surge in foreign visitors due to cheap yen ajw.asahi.com 2015.04.16
Bosra Damage to Roman mosaics and the ancient stonework at the site of Bosra www.telegraph.co.uk 2015.04.15
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Groups File UNESCO Petition to Save Monarch World Heritage Site in Mexico and should be declared “in danger" www.enewspf.com 2015.04.13
Nimrud (T) Isis video shows destruction of ancient Assyrian city Nimrud www.theguardian.com 2015.04.12
Robben Island Robben Island Museum to overhaul ailing visitor experience traveller24.news24.com 2015.04.11
Ancient Kyoto Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites www.japantimes.co.jp 2015.04.11
Ancient Nara Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites www.japantimes.co.jp 2015.04.11
Ancient villages of Northern Syria Female Jihadists set up anti-Assad training camp in world's oldest Byzantine church to 'empower women' www.ibtimes.co.uk 2015.04.11
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc A replica of France’s Grotte Chauvet and its prehistoric art opens to the public www.euronews.com 2015.04.11
Grand Canal Two Chinese men arrested for allegedly discharging hazardous acid waste into the Grand Canal www.globaltimes.cn 2015.04.07
Humayun's Tomb Underground museum at Humayun's Tomb in 2 years timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.04.05
Tiwanaku Bolivia detects buried pyramid at Tiahuanaco site latino.foxnews.com 2015.04.02
Fossil Hominid Sites Sterkfontein Cradle of Humankind Caves Yield New Ancient Dates popular-archaeology.com 2015.04.02
Florence Japanese tourist charged by police after using make-up pencil to write name on Florence Cathedral www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.04.02
Australian Convict Sites Australia opens 19th-century Fremantle Prison as a youth hostel www.dailymail.co.uk 2015.03.31
Royal Joseon Tombs Jeongneung Shrine complex is restored to former glory koreajoongangdaily.joins.com 2015.03.30
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Heritage committee sees red over 'garish' lights at CST www.mid-day.com 2015.03.27
Old City of Jerusalem Jerusalem reboots controversial cable car plan www.timesofisrael.com 2015.03.26
Himeji-jo Himeji's castle adds amenities for foreign visitors ajw.asahi.com 2015.03.26
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes New museum at Spiennes opens weekend of 4 and 5 april www.silexs.mons.be 2015.03.24
Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb gets new finial www.thehindu.com 2015.03.23
Mont-Saint-Michel Crowds flock to Mont Saint-Michel for 'tide of the century' www.france24.com 2015.03.21
Pompei Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries reopened fully to the public after two years of painstaking restoration www.businessinsider.com 2015.03.21
Thingvellir More Tourists Getting Lost In Thingvellir Than Ever Before grapevine.is 2015.03.20
Ahmedabad nomination dossier a soulless dud with monumental errors timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.03.18
Mérida Padel tournament at Amphitheatre of Merida draws protests www.euroweeklynews.com 2015.03.18
Cyrene Cyrene: On the front line of Islamic State's war on history blogs.channel4.com 2015.03.17
Novodevichy Convent Fire breaks out at Novodevichy Convent www.theguardian.com 2015.03.16
Chaco Culture Fracking will ruin sacred, preserved sites in Chaco Culture National Historic Park rt.com 2015.03.15
Galapagos Islands Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos Island For The First Time In A Century www.huffingtonpost.com 2015.03.14
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Chittorgarh Fort cracks under illegal mining in its vicinity timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.03.11
Rome U.S. tourists arrested for carving initials into wall at Rome's Colosseum edition.cnn.com 2015.03.10
Fatehpur Sikri Row Over Akbar's "Navratnas" Installation In Fatehpur Sikri www.freepressjournal.in 2015.03.08
Cyrene Isis vandalism has Libya fearing for its cultural treasures www.theguardian.com 2015.03.08
Ban Chiang Ban Chiang artefacts coming home www.bangkokpost.com 2015.03.08
Hatra IS militants have begun destroying the ruins of the ancient city of Hatra www.bbc.com 2015.03.07
Donana National Park Spain's Supreme Court has ruled against plans to dredge a new shipping channel in Doñana National Park wwf.panda.org 2015.03.06
Nimrud (T) Islamic State accused of bulldozing ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud www.abc.net.au 2015.03.06
Dorset and East Devon Coast Plans In The Works For An Actual Dinosaur Park 'Jurassic Cove' www.designntrend.com 2015.03.04
Westminster The Houses of Parliament could have to be "abandoned" within 20 years without extensive repair work www.bbc.com 2015.03.04
Cape Floral Region A fire burns through indigeneous Fynbos vegetation on the Table Mountain National Park www.nbcnews.com 2015.03.03
Angkor A fashion for taking nude photos at the Angkor archaeological park has led to five foreign visitors being deported this year www.theguardian.com 2015.03.03
Churches and Convents of Goa ASI flayed for negligence as rain enters Old Goa heritage church timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.03.02
Elephanta Caves Elephanta Caves could get helipad www.firstpost.com 2015.03.02
Stonehenge New Stone Avenue found at Avebury www.sourcewire.com 2015.03.02
Rani-ki-Vav Patan's 11th century step-well chosen for restoration www.thehindubusinessline.com 2015.02.28
St. Kilda New milestone for St Kilda Centre in Uig www.stornowaygazette.co.uk 2015.02.27
Erbil Citadel After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel whqr.org 2015.02.27
Ironbridge Gorge Archaeologists discover secret room in ancient Sidon temple www.dailystar.com.lb 2015.02.26
(T) Bill to prevent the Alamo from being taken over by the United Nations found little support www.chron.com 2015.02.24
Cahokia Mounds State budget problems force cuts, crowdfunding at Cahokia Mounds news.stlpublicradio.org 2015.02.24
East Rennell Proposed logging threatens World Heritage lake Tegano www.solomonstarnews.com 2015.02.24
Caesarea (T) Divers in Caesarea find largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israel www.jpost.com 2015.02.22
Genbaku Dome Hiroshima split on moving floating oyster eatery near A-Bomb Dome www.japantimes.co.jp 2015.02.21
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling Himalayan Railway hikes toy train ticket price economictimes.indiatimes.com 2015.02.21
Derbent Daghestan's Derbent Debacle www.rferl.org 2015.02.19
M'Zab Valley Berber-Arab Clashes in Algeria's M'Zab Valley www.ocnus.net 2015.02.14
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape £ 3.7m Heritage Lottery grant completes 10-year regeneration of historic Hayle foundry www.westernmorningnews.co.uk 2015.02.12
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Heritage crime concern on Hadrian's Wall because of illegal digging www.chroniclelive.co.uk 2015.02.11
Galapagos Islands Ecuador intensifies actions to reduce risks from ship stranding in Galápagos Islands whc.unesco.org 2015.02.06
Vallée de Mai First Coco-de-Mer poachers of the year arrested in Seychelles www.seychellesnewsagency.com 2015.02.06
Horyu-ji Area Horyuji temple in Nara hikes admission fees following decrease in visitors ajw.asahi.com 2015.02.01
Angkor Tourists Caught Taking Nude Photos at Angkorian Site www.cambodiadaily.com 2015.01.30
Yosemite National Park Rare Sierra Nevada red fox spotted in Yosemite park www.msn.com 2015.01.29
The Ancient City of Nineveh (T) ISIS resumes bombing historical effects and destroys the historic wall of Nineveh www.english.shafaaq.com 2015.01.29
Ningaloo Coast Company ordered to pay $90,000 for fishing in Ningaloo reef reserve www.theguardian.com 2015.01.28
Rome Red Seat Numbers Found on Rome's Colosseum news.discovery.com 2015.01.24
Atapuerca Between 7,200 and 3,100 years ago humans from Atapuerca ate domestic dog, wild cat, fox and badger www.ceics.eu 2015.01.22
Pompei Words emerge from ancient scrolls charred during eruption of Vesuvius www.theguardian.com 2015.01.22
Old City of Jerusalem Jesus trial site 'found': Herod's Palace remains discovered near Tower of David in Jerusalem www.independent.co.uk 2015.01.22
My Son India to support My Son heritage site restoration english.vietnamnet.vn 2015.01.20
Royal Palaces of Abomey On 14 January 2015, a fire has once again ravaged the Palace of the King Houégbadja in the Royal Palaces of Abomey whc.unesco.org 2015.01.19
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Hypogeum to close temporarily between April 2015 and April 2016 news.xinhuanet.com 2015.01.18
Shahr-i Sokhta Ancient Piece of Leather Found in Burnt City www.newhistorian.com 2015.01.16
Vredefort Dome 'Official mismanagement' sees Vredefort Dome fall into ruin www.bdlive.co.za 2015.01.15
Tasmanian Wilderness Tasmania plans to open wilderness world heritage area to logging and tourism www.theguardian.com 2015.01.15
Gros Morne National Park Artists want buffer around Gros Morne park www.680news.com 2015.01.13
(T) Thousands of Nigerians are stranded on an island on the expansive Lake Chad following a Boko Haram assault en.haberler.com 2015.01.13
Vallée de Mai Endemic Seychelles Black Parrot hatchlings bring hope for vulnerable species www.seychellesnewsagency.com 2015.01.12
Sana'a Sana'a's Old City: Prospects grim for cultural preservation www.yementimes.com 2015.01.09
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal £ 1 million visitor centre idea for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct www.shropshirestar.com 2015.01.09
Vicenza and the Palladian Villas Verona-Padua railway could destroy cultural landscape www.theguardian.com 2015.01.09
Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve (T) 93 vertebrate fossils discovered in Lake Qaroun Protectorate www.thecairopost.com 2015.01.08
Battir High Court freezes work on the security barrier in the Battir Valley www.jpost.com 2015.01.06
Belize Barrier Reef Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation www.theguardian.com 2015.01.06
Stone Town of Zanzibar Three Cheat Death After Stone Town Building Collapse allafrica.com 2015.01.04
Delhi - A Heritage City (T) Delhi's bid to get World Heritage tag hits roadblock www.hindustantimes.com 2015.01.04
Hampi ASI on the brink of excavating more Hampi historical marvels www.bangaloremirror.com 2015.01.04
Taj Mahal Number of foreign visitors to Taj Mahal on wane timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2015.01.03
Fujian Tulou China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists news.nationalgeographic.com 2015.01.03
Ancient Kyoto Kyoto shrine celebrates return of venerated religious objects after repair work ajw.asahi.com 2014.12.26
Mountain Railways of India Heritage tag benefits elude Kalka-Shimla rail track www.tribuneindia.com 2014.12.26
Pompei Pompeii restored with help of artefact thieves www.thelocal.it 2014.12.25
Old Town of Lijiang Why Lijiang deserved its World Heritage status - and what happened next www.gokunming.com 2014.12.24
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc Chauvet Pont D'Arc cave system opened up to journalists for the first time www.presstv.ir 2014.12.21
Zagorochoria - North Pindos National Park (T) Greece to Propose Zagori for UNESCO World Heritage List greece.greekreporter.com 2014.12.19
Verona Verona's Arena to Get $17.5 Million Restoration www.nytimes.com 2014.12.17
Delhi - A Heritage City (T) Loose bricks in Delhito get world heritage city status indianexpress.com 2014.12.16
Cordoba Spain church criticized over Cordoba monument name www.bnd.com 2014.12.15
Aleppo 13th century Al-Sultaniyah Madrasa (Aleppo) appears to have been destroyed hyperallergic.com 2014.12.14
The Sundarbans Oil spill threatens Sundarbans www.euronews.com 2014.12.12
Nasca Lines Peru to take legal action over Greenpeace stunt at ancient Nazca lines www.theguardian.com 2014.12.10
Wood Buffalo National Park First Nation wants Canada's largest national park added to list of world heritage sites in danger www.thestarphoenix.com 2014.12.09
Stonehenge Avebury and Stonehenge to be covered by same World Heritage Site management plan for first time www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk 2014.12.08
Luang Prabang Luang Prabang will introduce electric vehicles, March 2015, to reduce pollution www.ttrweekly.com 2014.12.08
Preah Vihear Temple Unmanned drone explodes in sky over Preah Vihear temple area www.shanghaidaily.com 2014.12.08
Mount Hamiguitan Funds approved for tourism centers in Hamiguitan sites www.sunstar.com.ph 2014.12.08
Damascus Old City of Damascus still reverberates with the sound of war www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.11.26
Ironbridge Gorge Ironbridge lost cottages uncovered during works www.bbc.com 2014.11.25
Auschwitz Birkenau Reconstruction of "Death Factory Auschwitz" www.koeln-nachrichten.de 2014.11.25
Susa Excavations in the urban environment had destructed part of Susa monuments en.mehrnews.com 2014.11.24
Van Nellefabriek Van Nelle Factory popular location for events after WHS listing www.ad.nl 2014.11.24
Vallée de Mai Seychelles poachers steal nuts of the famous coco de mer palm www.themalaymailonline.com 2014.11.23
Rome Russian Tourist Arrested for Vandalizing Colosseum by engraving a 25cm 'K' abcnews.go.com 2014.11.23
Pompei Vases in Pompeii Reveal Panic Before Eruption news.discovery.com 2014.11.19
Agra Fort Army presence hampering conservation work in Agra Fort timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.11.19
Fort and Shalamar Gardens Lahore Fort becomes inaccessible to public due to closed link road www.thenews.com.pk 2014.11.18
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation news.nationalgeographic.com 2014.11.15
Ancient Nara Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire ajw.asahi.com 2014.11.14
Pattadakal Art historian cracks the code of Virupaksha Temple www.sciencedaily.com 2014.11.14
Archaeological Site of Aigai Unlooted tomb discovered in Aigai necropolis www.ekathimerini.com 2014.11.13
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Vietnam ministry blocks controversial cable car to world's largest cave www.thanhniennews.com 2014.11.12
Orvieto (T) Archaeologists Investigate Underground Pyramidal Structure Beneath Orvieto popular-archaeology.com 2014.11.12
Venice and its Lagoon Jewish Museum and Synagogues in Venice to Undergo $12 Million Restoration artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com 2014.11.12
Naples Saving Naples from crumbling away www.bbc.com 2014.11.10
Ram Janaki Temple (T) Signatures collected to list Janaki temple as world heritage site www.ekantipur.com 2014.11.08
Ha Long Bay Vietnam province retains row boat tours in Ha Long Bay tuoitrenews.vn 2014.11.07
Ping Yao Tourism Threatens Cultural Characteristics of Ancient Pingyao Town en.yibada.com 2014.11.06
Jibla and its surroundings (T) Yemen works to put historic Jibla on World Heritage map al-shorfa.com 2014.11.04
Rome Colosseum to re-open as Open Air Arena? diepresse.com 2014.11.02
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Manas rhino killed timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.11.02
My Son B3 and B5 temples of My Son in very critical condition www.thanhniennews.com 2014.10.31
Vatican City Vatican Sistine Chapel gets new lighting and AC system www.bbc.com 2014.10.30
Manu National Park 'River wolves' recover in Manu National Park news.mongabay.com 2014.10.30
Teotihuacan Archaeologists Explore Teotihuacan Tunnel abcnews.go.com 2014.10.30
Galapagos Islands Galapagos Giant Tortoise Brought Back From Brink of Extinction www.newsweek.com 2014.10.29
Hué Entrance fees to Hue's monuments to be raised by April, 2015 tuoitrenews.vn 2014.10.27
Taxila Tampering with ancient statues at Jualian stupa alleged www.dawn.com 2014.10.27
Qhapaq Ñan Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi www.peruviantimes.com 2014.10.26
Pattadakal Pattadakal official guides leaving because of lack of income www.deccanchronicle.com 2014.10.25
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace says farewell to the Duke of Marlborough www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.10.25
Phong Nha - Ke Bang Experts concerned about potential cable car system's harm to Son Doong Cave tuoitrenews.vn 2014.10.25
Tubbataha Reefs US to pay for damage to Tubbataha Reefs www.rappler.com 2014.10.25
Fraser Island Butchalla people have won an important battle in the campaign to rename Fraser Island www.theguardian.com 2014.10.24
Ningaloo Coast Orcas eating baby whales helping Ningaloo reef www.abc.net.au 2014.10.24
Rapa Nui Easter Island's ancient inhabitants weren't so lonely after all www.reuters.com 2014.10.23
Hampi Two held for attempting to steal a Shivalinga near the Moola Virupaksha temple www.thehindu.com 2014.10.22
Bagan Bagan Entry Fee to Rise by One-Third www.irrawaddy.org 2014.10.21
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Encroachment poses threat to Manas National Park www.assamtribune.com 2014.10.19
Wadden Sea Increased seal mortality in Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein since September www.waddensea-secretariat.org 2014.10.18
Brugge Bruges-based brewery is building an underground pipeline to move beer www.wired.com 2014.10.18
Papahanaumokuakea World War II Era Fighter Plane Discovered at Midway Atoll www.hawaiireporter.com 2014.10.17
Ha Long Bay Public worried about concert's potential harm to Ha Long Bay cave tuoitrenews.vn 2014.10.16
Makli, Thatta A New Life Or A Final Breath For World's Largest Necropolis? www.mintpressnews.com 2014.10.16
Tasmanian Wilderness Councils push for government funding for Cradle Mountain visitor centre au.news.yahoo.com 2014.10.15
Zabid Houthis Rebels Seize al-Hudaydah and Zabid www.ibtimes.co.uk 2014.10.15
Angkor New Zealand woman accused of destroying Angkor Wat Buddha statue www.3news.co.nz 2014.10.13
Archaeological Site of Aigai Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found news.discovery.com 2014.10.12
Potosi For Miners, Increasing Risk on a Mountain at the Heart of Bolivia's Identity www.nytimes.com 2014.10.12
Gunung Mulu Mulu Park to be gazetted as smoking-free area by 2017 www.theborneopost.com 2014.10.12
Hollókö Hollókö to shine even more (at EUR 6.5m cost) hungarytoday.hu 2014.10.11
Great Wall Chaotic scenes on Great Wall of China as 8 million visitors swamp it in one day www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.10.10
Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (T) World's oldest art found in Indonesian cave www.nature.com 2014.10.09
Cal Orck'o: Footprints of time (T) Thousands of Bolivian Dinosaur Tracks in Danger - new WHS attempt in 2015? news.artnet.com 2014.10.08
Paris, Banks of the Seine Eiffel Tower gets glass floor www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.10.07
Keoladeo National Park Keoladeo National Park faces survival threat economictimes.indiatimes.com 2014.10.07
Hampi Dry water taps greet Hampi's tired tourists www.bangaloremirror.com 2014.10.07
Hattusha Hittite tablet to be deciphered with 3D www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2014.10.06
Acropolis And now the Acropolis is crumbling... phys.org 2014.10.06
Belfries Thumbs down to clock face in Mechelen deredactie.be 2014.10.05
Selous Game Reserve Tanzania records zero poaching in Selous zeenews.india.com 2014.10.04
Poverty Point Hershey Company donated 1,001 Mounds candy bars to celebrate Poverty Point as the 1,001st WHS www.myarklamiss.com 2014.10.03
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape Restoring Wheal Busy to its former glory www.westbriton.co.uk 2014.10.03
Çatalhöyük Çatalhöyük excavations reveal gender equality www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2014.10.03
Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb set to get site museum timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.10.02
Ancient Thebes Italian-Spanish archeologists to launch dig into Luxor tomb www.ansamed.info 2014.09.30
Gwynedd Castles Flood bund will undermine view of Beaumaris Castle www.walesonline.co.uk 2014.09.30
Aleppo Assessment of destruction at Syria's WHS using satellite imagery www.aaas.org 2014.09.27
Battir Israeli Cabinet postpones decision on controversial route of Battir West Bank barrier www.haaretz.com 2014.09.23
Old Town of Galle Old Dutch Hospital in Galle renovated www.sriexpress.com 2014.09.23
Prague Berlin fails to buy Lobkowicz Palace derstandard.at 2014.09.22
Pompei American tourists caught with Pompeii relic www.thelocal.it 2014.09.16
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef seabed dumping plan ditched www.theguardian.com 2014.09.16
Pyramids (Memphis) Work on Djoser's Step Pyramid is continuing despite a contracting controversy weekly.ahram.org.eg 2014.09.13
Golden Mountains of Altai Russian Gas Pipeline to China Threatens Mummies, Leopards www.themoscowtimes.com 2014.09.09
Yosemite National Park About 100 hikers evacuated by helicopter in Yosemite www.usatoday.com 2014.09.08
Timna (T) Ancient metal workers were highly regarded craftsmen phys.org 2014.09.05
Stonehenge Dry spell at Stonehenge reveals perfect circle www.theguardian.com 2014.09.05
Saltaire Saltaire residents cry foul over 'incongruous' lamppost www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2014.09.02
Sun Temple, Konarak Konark Temple set to get interpretation center www.digitaljournal.com 2014.08.30
Megalithic Temples of Malta Gozo temples 'protected' from President's guests www.timesofmalta.com 2014.08.29
Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz Kromeriz garden restored english.cntv.cn 2014.08.29
Thracian tomb of Sveshtari New treasures found near Sveshatari www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.08.28
(T) Integration of Myanmar park with Thai forest complex proposed www.nationmultimedia.com 2014.08.28
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Free entrance at re-opening of Königshalle Lorsch www.morgenweb.de 2014.08.20
Wrangel Island Russian Pacific Fleet stations naval base on Wrangel Island en.itar-tass.com 2014.08.20
Solovetsky Islands Russia to spend $22 million to restore Solovetsky Islands voiceofrussia.com 2014.08.19
Ayutthaya Eyesore souvenir stalls ordered out of old Ayutthaya www.bangkokpost.com 2014.08.19
Angkor Angkor holds 1st international marathon www.globalpost.com 2014.08.19
Rome Emperor Augustus stables in Rome to be reburied www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.08.18
Pompei Trio climb over Pompeii's walls to enact their sexual fantasies www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.08.18
Sanchi Security cordon around Sanchi stupa after IM threat timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.08.16
Mesa Verde Four decades of violence in 12th century Mesa Verde Past www.pasthorizonspr.com 2014.08.08
Marovo - Tetepare Complex (T) Villagers live in fear of submarine volcano www.solomonstarnews.com 2014.08.05
Nasca Lines Sandstorm reveals unseen Nazca Lines www.gapyear.com 2014.08.05
Altamira Cave Visitors back to the Cave of Altamira, Still Controversial www.nytimes.com 2014.08.05
Tower of London Poppies to fill Tower of London moat www.theguardian.com 2014.08.05
Thang Long New road poses threat to Hanoi's Imperial Citadel english.vietnamnet.vn 2014.07.29
Fujisan Recount set for Miho no Matsubara pine forest the-japan-news.com 2014.07.28
Mapungubwe Rhino carcass discovered in Limpopo Park www.enca.com 2014.07.27
Potosi Hundreds of human skeletons found in Potosi www.channelnewsasia.com 2014.07.27
Fujisan Narita Express launches direct runs to Mount Fuji www.japantimes.co.jp 2014.07.26
Sceilg Mhichíl Skellig set to host Star Wars shoot www.irishexaminer.com 2014.07.25
Socotra Archipelago UNESCO condemns digging up, looting ancient sites in Socotra www.sabanews.net 2014.07.24
Mont-Saint-Michel Mont-Saint-Michel footbridge opens connexionfrance.com 2014.07.24
Shahr-i Sokhta Archaeologists find bizarre burials in Burnt City tehrantimes.com 2014.07.23
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Canada balks at returning statue believed stolen from Khajuraho www.calgaryherald.com 2014.07.23
Taxila Tourists shying away from Taxila due to security concerns www.gulf-times.com 2014.07.22
Pearling Bahrain to spend $48m revamping Muharraq area www.arabianbusiness.com 2014.07.21
Stevns Klint Tourists swarm in to Stevns Klint www.shanghaidaily.com 2014.07.20
Grand Pré Grand Pre chapel gets new protection thechronicleherald.ca 2014.07.19
Fenghuang Ancient City (T) Ancient Chinese town submerged in heavy floods www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.07.17
Machu Picchu Concern as Machu Picchu opening hours could be extended www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.07.17
Agra Fort Army not to vacate Agra Fort after all? timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.07.16
Al Zubarah 27 date presses discovered at Al Zubarah thepeninsulaqatar.com 2014.07.11
Mount Hamiguitan Mount Hamiguitan to remain closed to tourists www.businessmirror.com.ph 2014.07.09
Churches and Convents of Goa 3 Old Goa churches to get facelift timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.07.09
Saltaire Crack down on 'rogue' front doors in historic Saltaire www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2014.07.08
Ajanta Caves Ajanta Caves to get face-lift www.digitaljournal.com 2014.07.08
St. Kilda Bat discovered on St Kilda for the very first time news.stv.tv 2014.07.07
Tasmanian Wilderness Controversial Pumphouse Point development underway in Lake St Clair www.abc.net.au 2014.07.07
Robben Island Museum to take over Robben Island maintenance www.iol.co.za 2014.07.07
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Wind turbine proposal close to Hadrian's Wall set to get the green light www.thejournal.co.uk 2014.07.01
Mogao Caves Mogao Grottoes cap the number of visitors on site from August 1 english.cntv.cn 2014.07.01
Hatra Hatra temple falls into Isis jihadist hands www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.06.26
Kathmandu Valley Swayambhu risks losing WH listing due to new prayer wheels www.myrepublica.com 2014.06.24
Fujisan Mt. Fuji World Heritage listing has mixed results 1 year on the-japan-news.com 2014.06.24
Tasmanian Wilderness UN rejects Australia's 'feeble' bid to strip Tasmanian forest's WH status www.theguardian.com 2014.06.24
Machu Picchu Inca Road & Tunnel to Machu Picchu Discovered archaeology.org 2014.06.23
Ancient Thebes Remains of 'End of the World' Epidemic Found in Ancient Egypt www.livescience.com 2014.06.23
Okavango Delta Iconic Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th World Heritage site www.iucn.org 2014.06.23
Atapuerca Fossil Human Skulls Unearthed in Atapuerca Shed Light on Neandertal Evolution popular-archaeology.com 2014.06.20
Pimachiowin Aki New hope for Pimachiowin Aki bid www.winnipegfreepress.com 2014.06.20
Iguacu Flood record shattered at Iguacu Falls www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com 2014.06.18
Mount Etna Mount Etna Volcano Erupts www.netnewsledger.com 2014.06.17
Virunga National Park Oil firm halts exploration in Virunga NP www.un.org 2014.06.14
Saltaire Trees in Saltaire to be chopped down in controversial move www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2014.06.14
Wartburg Castle Right-wing students no longer welcome at Wartburg www.spiegel.de 2014.06.13
Preah Vihear Temple Cambodia asks Thais to remove fence on disputed border www.worldbulletin.net 2014.06.10
Rideau Canal Bridges over historic Rideau Canal in bad shape www.theglobeandmail.com 2014.06.10
Gwaii Haanas (T) Archeologists to launch historic fishing expedition off Haida Gwaii www.globalpost.com 2014.06.08
Kakadu National Park Man taken off boat by crocodile in Kakadu NP www.abc.net.au 2014.06.07
Tadrart Acacus Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara www.chicagotribune.com 2014.06.07
Gulf of California Joint Chinese/Mexican Mega-Development Threatens Cabo Pulmo www.huffingtonpost.com 2014.06.04
Angkor New Zealand provides 3.7 mln USD to preserve Angkor Wat www.shanghaidaily.com 2014.06.04
Angkor The Invisible Graffiti of Angkor Wat news.sciencemag.org 2014.06.02
Humayun's Tomb Finial knocked off from top of Humayun's Tomb timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.06.02
Ancient Kyoto Sacred relics of Kyoto temples to be exhibited in autumn ajw.asahi.com 2014.06.01
Te Wahipounamu Fiordland monorail plan rejected www.nzherald.co.nz 2014.05.29
Works of Antoni Gaudí Gaudí's Casa Vicens will open as museum in 2016 ccaa.elpais.com 2014.05.28
Dorset and East Devon Coast Wind farm could compromise WH Status of Jurassic Coast www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.05.28
Galapagos Islands Avian malaria threatens Galapagos bird species www.bbc.com 2014.05.27
National History Park Haiti Gets $45 Million Tourism Development Grant From World Bank www.caribjournal.com 2014.05.24
(T) UK's first plastic banknote introduced to commemorate Forth Bridge's UNESCO nominationnomination www.heraldscotland.com 2014.05.22
Galapagos Islands Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship www.bbc.com 2014.05.22
Rani-ki-Vav Gujarat's 'Rani ki Vav' to be digitally recreated timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.05.22
Petra Petra, built for the sun gods? edition.cnn.com 2014.05.20
Pyramids (Memphis) Funeral relics of pharaonic singer unearthed at Saqqara english.ahram.org.eg 2014.05.20
Tombs of Buganda Kings Japan contributes to Kasubi roofing www.observer.ug 2014.05.19
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites World's oldest sperm found in Riversleigh www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.05.16
Potosi Project to reinforce Cerro Rico's mountaintop america.aljazeera.com 2014.05.10
Royal Palace at Caserta Part of roof collapsed at Caserta Palace napoli.repubblica.it 2014.05.09
Brasilia Brazil's retro capital hits middle age www.iol.co.za 2014.05.09
Srebarna Nature Reserve British family create visitor center for Srebarna www.standartnews.com 2014.05.09
Dazu Rock Carvings Facial mask for centuries-old Goddess at Dazu english.peopledaily.com.cn 2014.05.09
Gebel Barkal Sudan pyramid hunt at El-Kurrugets Qatari funding english.ahram.org.eg 2014.05.06
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc New battle for the dating of Chauvet Cave www.pasthorizonspr.com 2014.05.05
Ancient Thebes Mysterious Buried Artifacts Discovered in Valley of the Kings www.livescience.com 2014.05.03
Pyramids (Memphis) Researchers find wet sand was key to movement of huge stone blocks for Pyramids www.dailymail.co.uk 2014.05.03
Samarkand Construction Work Damages Samarkand's Registan www.rferl.org 2014.05.01
Dong Phayayen IUCN: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai site could be downgraded www.traveldailynews.asia 2014.04.29
Lumbini Thais given green light to repair Maya Dhevi Temple thainews.prd.go.th 2014.04.27
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo KLA graffiti appear on gate of Decani Monastery www.b92.net 2014.04.26
Hoi An Tourists complain over Hoi An site charge www.news24.com 2014.04.24
Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin Thieves damage 5,000-yo rock in Los Escolares Cave rt.com 2014.04.23
Pompei Pompeii unveils three new houses www.upi.com 2014.04.21
Sceilg Mhichíl Restoration materials flown to Skellig Michael www.irishtimes.com 2014.04.21
Virunga National Park Attack against the chief warden of Virunga National Park www.un.org 2014.04.17
Valparaiso Blaze threatening Valparaiso's historic port www.huffingtonpost.com 2014.04.15
Saint Catherine Area Ex-Egypt general wants St. Catherine demolished english.alarabiya.net 2014.04.15
Fort Jesus Fort Jesus continues to register dwindling numbers of visitors www.standardmedia.co.ke 2014.04.15
Durham Castle and Cathedral Site of Durham Cathedral may have been inhabited during Roman and even pre-historic times www.thenorthernecho.co.uk 2014.04.11
Macquarie Island Macquarie Island declared pest free www.abc.net.au 2014.04.08
Pompei Satellites and sensors to halt crumbling of Pompeii www.winnipegsun.com 2014.04.04
Angkor Google create digital tour of Angkor Wat www.skynews.com.au 2014.04.04
Acropolis Rock anchors help stabilise face of the Acropolis www.thestar.co.uk 2014.04.03
Gebel Barkal Ancient statues stolen from museum Jebel Barkal www.straitstimes.com 2014.04.02
Mountain Railways of India 109-year-old steam engine on Kalka-Shimla track relaunched www.travelbizmonitor.com 2014.04.01
Salzburg Salzburg Cathedral Quarter reopens May 17, 2014 salzburg.orf.at 2014.03.31
Serra da Capivara Belief about human arrival in the Americas challenged www.ancient-origins.net 2014.03.31
Abu Mena $100,000 grant to help restore Abu Mena city and monastery english.ahram.org.eg 2014.03.31
Royal Palace at Caserta 11.4m EUR to renovate the 18th-century Reggia di Caserta www.theartnewspaper.com 2014.03.27
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Funding for Hadrian's Wall Trust withdrawn www.thejournal.co.uk 2014.03.25
Kaziranga National Park Kaziranga loses third rhino in five days timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.03.25
Xochicalco Xochicalco closed to hundreds of visitors www.oem.com.mx 2014.03.23
Bagan New hotels banned in ancient Bagan www.dvb.no 2014.03.22
Crac des Chevaliers Crac Des Chevaliers Citadel Captured By Government Troops www.huffingtonpost.com 2014.03.22
Timbuktu Reconstruction of WH mausoleums starts in Timbuktu whc.unesco.org 2014.03.20
Cocos Island Illegal fishing continues unabated in Isla del Coco NP www.ticotimes.net 2014.03.20
Ancient Kyoto Phoenix Hall restored to splendor ajw.asahi.com 2014.03.20
South China Karst Five New Armored Spider Species Discovered In South China Karst Caves www.ibtimes.com 2014.03.18
Fujisan Shigeru Ban to complete mount fuji world heritage center www.designboom.com 2014.03.18
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Palaeontologists unearth rare 15-million-year-old bilby www.uq.edu.au 2014.03.18
Pompei Thieves steal part of Pompeii fresco news.yahoo.com 2014.03.18
Auschwitz Birkenau Auschwitz metal stamps used by Nazis for tattooing discovered www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.03.13
Greater Blue Mountains Warragamba Dam wall could damage Blue Mountains area www.smh.com.au 2014.03.12
Granada Aìlvaro Siza + Juan Domingo Santos Design "New Gate of Alhambra" www.archdaily.com 2014.03.12
Hawaii Volcanoes Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park had 1.5 million visitors in 2013 khon2.com 2014.03.12
Teotihuacan Huge Mexican pyramid could collapse like a sandcastle www.newscientist.com 2014.03.11
Imperial Palace Posh Dog Outfit from 'Forbidden City' Revealed www.livescience.com 2014.03.11
Mesa Verde Mesa Verde's 'Mummy Lake' Was Built to Hold Rituals westerndigs.org 2014.03.08
Butrint Albania 'sold' land in Butrint protected area www.worldbulletin.net 2014.03.07
Great Wall Great Wall to establish graffiti area for tourists 2014.03.06
Yin Xu Conflict leads to ruined Yin ruins www.ecns.cn 2014.03.05
China Danxia Dog tidies up after tourists at Danxia www.globaltimes.cn 2014.03.04
Ancient Kyoto Kyoto opens 400 year old Nijo Castle for meetings and events www.incentivetravel.co.uk 2014.03.04
Kathmandu Valley Drive to declutter Hanuman Dhoka kicks off www.myrepublica.com 2014.03.04
Bagan New UNESCO approach for Bagan www.mmtimes.com 2014.03.03
Bikini Atoll Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable www.theguardian.com 2014.03.03
Crac des Chevaliers Continuing air raids have destroyed large part of Crac des Chevaliers syriadirect.org 2014.03.03
Pompei Two new collapses over the weekend at Pompeii www.ibtimes.com 2014.03.03
Willandra Lakes NSW government urged to speed up repatriation of the Mungo Man remains www.theguardian.com 2014.02.26
Ancient Tea Plantations of Jingmai Mountain in Pu'er (T) Ancient tea garden's application passes preliminary review english.peopledaily.com.cn 2014.02.26
Istanbul Turkey plans to rebuild religious school next to Hagia Sophia www.theartnewspaper.com 2014.02.26
Mexico City and Xochimilco Axolotl found in Mexico City lake www.independent.co.uk 2014.02.25
Sundarbans National Park Govt plans chopper ride to Sunderbans timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2014.02.24
Gondwana Rainforests Mammologist discovers new marsupial in Springbrook NP phys.org 2014.02.21
Lamu Old Town Lamu heritage site to receive major facelift www.the-star.co.ke 2014.02.21
Pyramids (Memphis) Great Pyramid at Giza Vandalized to 'Prove' Conspiracy Theory news.yahoo.com 2014.02.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterfly on political agenda? www.canada.com 2014.02.19
(T) British archaeologists are back at Ur www.chicagotribune.com 2014.02.19
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Berlin's Pergamon Museumfaces 5-year closure www.t-online.de 2014.02.18
Saint Catherine Area Excursions to St Catherine'shalted after Sinai bombing www.telegraph.co.uk 2014.02.17
Ha Long Bay Cruise passengers protest at skipping Ha Long Bay visit www.scmp.com 2014.02.16
Ancient Thebes "New" Luxor mummy is 3,600 years old www.independent.co.uk 2014.02.15
Al Zubarah Zubarah road expansion to four lanes www.gulf-times.com 2014.02.15
Zacatecas ICOMOS Mexico denies that Zacatecas could be delisted www.capitaldezacatecas.gob.mx 2014.02.14
Virunga National Park UK Government set to examine Soco's activities in Virunga National Park www.wwf.org.uk 2014.02.14
Tomb of Askia UN experts find 'serious damage' to cultural sites in Gao www.un.org 2014.02.14
Rietveld Schröderhuis Rietveld Schröderhuis imitated in Lego www.nieuws.nl 2014.02.14
Battir Palestinians renew call for WH status for West Bank village www.haaretz.com 2014.02.14
Melaka and George Town Settlement on marshland in the midst of George Town www.nst.com.my 2014.02.13
Petra Petra's Monastery goes green on St Patrick's Day www.businessandleadership.com 2014.02.13
Valparaiso Mall project threatens Valparaiso's old world charm www.ndtv.com 2014.02.13
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Researchers discover "epic" new Burgess Shale site in Kootenay National Park www.heritagedaily.com 2014.02.12
Fossil Hominid Sites Sterkfontein cave closed temporarily to allow for stability tests www.timeslive.co.za 2014.02.12
Churches of Chiloé ICOMOS looks at visual impact of Mall in Castro www.biobiochile.cl 2014.02.12
Socotra Archipelago Socotra, the new Guantanamo? www.economist.com 2014.02.09
Bamiyan Valley Bamiyan Buddhas unauthorized reconstruction work stopped www.khaama.com 2014.02.09
Atapuerca Dating is refined for the Atapuerca site phys.org 2014.02.09
(T) Corbusier's chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut vandalized www.estrepublicain.fr 2014.02.09
(T) S. Korea Asks UNESCO to Reject Japanese Industrial Sites jen.jiji.com 2014.02.08
Roskilde Cathedral Discovery of a maiden crown in Roskilde Cathedral burial www.pasthorizonspr.com 2014.02.07
Çatalhöyük Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2014.02.07
Viñales Valley Viñales Will Offer New Hiking Trails www.cadenagramonte.cu 2014.02.07
Chitwan National Park Infrastructure projects threaten to cut Chitwan National Park in half news.mongabay.com 2014.02.07
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear www.cbsnews.com 2014.02.04
Peninsula Valdes Climate Change Increases Reproductive Failure in Magellanic Penguins www.plosone.org 2014.02.04
Tasmanian Wilderness Australia proposes removing old-growth forests from World Heritage Site news.mongabay.com 2014.02.04
Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T) Volterra Medieval Walls Collapse Due to Heavy Rain www.tgcom24.mediaset.it 2014.01.31
iSimangaliso Wetland Park iSimangaliso-St Lucia has been targeted as carbon dioxide storage dump www.iol.co.za 2014.01.31
Moenjodaro Pakistani court stops construction of stage at Mohenjodaro www.business-standard.com 2014.01.31
Kakadu National Park Boy feared taken and another wounded by crocodile attack in Kakadu www.independent.co.uk 2014.01.28
Paphos Paphos excavations uncover ancient bath house cyprus-mail.com 2014.01.27
Carthage Carthaginians sacrificed own children, archaeologists say www.theguardian.com 2014.01.27
Genbaku Dome Atomic Bomb Dome to be strengthened for quakes ajw.asahi.com 2014.01.27
Rideau Canal Rideau Canal faces $104M maintenance and repair backlog www.ottawacitizen.com 2014.01.25
Pearling Heritage house collapses in Muharraq www.gulf-daily-news.com 2014.01.21
Rio de Janeiro Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue nypost.com 2014.01.17
Imperial Palace China's Forbidden City implements Monday closure news.xinhuanet.com 2014.01.17
Petra A museum of "international standards" will soon be built at Petra www.theartnewspaper.com 2014.01.17
Pimachiowin Aki Pimachiowin Aki Boreal-forest bid revamped www.brandonsun.com 2014.01.17
Melaka and George Town Penang set to limit wall murals in heritage zone www.themalaymailonline.com 2014.01.17
Baroque Churches San Agustin replaces ancient statues with cardboard cutouts www.solarnews.ph 2014.01.17
Lenggong Valley Perak Man open to the public for viewing starting Feb 15 www.thestar.com.my 2014.01.14
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino Conjoined Gray Whale Twin Fetuses Discovered in Laguna Ojo de Liebre www.latinpost.com 2014.01.10
Selous Game Reserve Elephant population drops sharply at Selous www.coastweek.com 2014.01.04
Luang Prabang Sacred Prabang image gets a new home www.vientianetimes.org.la 2014.01.03
Old City of Jerusalem Legal challenges mounted against planned visitor center in East Jerusalem www.haaretz.com 2014.01.03
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Crowdfunding to raise 50,000 EUR for Paestum www.euronews.com 2013.12.30
Bam Cultural Landscape Iran rebuilding famed Bam citadel www.japantimes.co.jp 2013.12.28
Itsukushima Shrine Offerings a mixed blessing for Itsukushima Shrine www.japantimes.co.jp 2013.12.27
Flemish Béguinages 1.3 million EUR for renovation Beguinage in Ghent www.deredactie.be 2013.12.26
Rainforests of the Atsinanana Illegal logging of rosewood trees at Masoala NP www.theguardian.com 2013.12.24
Saltaire Saltaire launches £ 2m bid to make more of World Heritage Site www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2013.12.24
Dorset and East Devon Coast Plans for £ 85m Jurassic coast theme park www.theguardian.com 2013.12.23
Southern and Smaller Oases, the Western Desert (T) Ancient Spider Rock Art Sparks Archaeological Mystery www.livescience.com 2013.12.20
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Qin armor unearthed at Terracotta site www.globaltimes.cn 2013.12.19
Stonehenge Druids protest at Stonehenge over display of bones www.charlotteobserver.com 2013.12.19
Chamangá: A Rock Paintings Area (T) Guided visits starting at Chamang www.elpais.com.uy 2013.12.18
Coro and its Port Jewish mikvah found in Coro albaciudad.org 2013.12.16
Gwynedd Castles Castle dig uncovers burial site and possible ancient church in Harlech www.bbc.co.uk 2013.12.16
Lake Turkana Lake Turkana could become another Aral Sea disaster from 2014 www.globalpost.com 2013.12.15
Dacian Fortresses Funds for Dacian Fortresses stopped www.argophilia.com 2013.12.15
Grand Place, Brussels New restorations for Brussels Grand Place www.deredactie.be 2013.12.15
Bethlehem Church of the Nativity undergoes facelift www.cachevalleydaily.com 2013.12.12
Sydney Opera House You Can Now Buy a Piece of Sydney's Opera House blogs.wsj.com 2013.12.09
Hampi Hampi preservation hits yet another wall www.dailymail.co.uk 2013.12.08
Kakadu National Park Kakadu traditional owners sound alarm over spill of radioactive material www.theguardian.com 2013.12.08
Al Zubarah Al Zubarah fort to be opened to public after Dec 12 thepeninsulaqatar.com 2013.12.08
Rome Colosseum Renovations paid for by shoebrand Tod's www.huffingtonpost.com 2013.12.06
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Adopt a stone campaign launched to help preserve Hadrian's Wall www.thejournal.co.uk 2013.12.06
Atapuerca Oldest Known Early Human DNA Recovered at Atapuerca www.forbes.com 2013.12.06
Frontiers of the Roman Empire 5 year development plan for Antonine Wall www.culture24.org.uk 2013.12.06
Pompei New collapse at Pompeii www.tgcom24.mediaset.it 2013.12.03
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon filled with a thick carpet of fog travel.yahoo.com 2013.12.03
Maaloula (T) Al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front control Maaloula www.eturbonews.com 2013.12.02
(T) World War I Front possible Belgian and French WHS in 2016 www.deredactie.be 2013.12.01
Okapi Wildlife Reserve Elusive okapi classified as 'Endangered' 2013.11.30
(T) Mysterious mining surveyance in Okavango Delta newswatch.nationalgeographic.com 2013.11.30
Aflaj irrigation system Rain damages Al Muyassar falaj www.omantribune.com 2013.11.30
Mahabodhi Temple Complex Thai commandos guard 300kg gold for Mahabodhi temple dome articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.11.30
Durham Castle and Cathedral Archaeologists find mass grave near Durham Cathedral www.itv.com 2013.11.30
Lumbini Earliest 'shrine' uncovered at Buddha's birthplace www.bbc.co.uk 2013.11.26
Crespi d'Adda Percassi buys former Crespi D'Adda factory www.ilqi.it 2013.11.25
Ogasawara Islands Volcanic eruption raises new islet amid Ogasawara Islands the-japan-news.com 2013.11.23
Hoge Kempen Rural - Industrial Transition Landscape (T) Photo exhibition supports Hoge Kempen WH candidacy for 2017 www.hbvl.be 2013.11.17
(T) Possible world heritage site in Piura, Peru investigated www.peruthisweek.com 2013.11.17
Hué Break-In at the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc in Hué www.archaeology.org 2013.11.16
Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Extension) (T) Typhoon hits Guiuan's church www.abs-cbnnews.com 2013.11.13
Fossil Hominid Sites Expedition Underway to Extract Latest Fossil Find From Cradle of Humankind Cave newswatch.nationalgeographic.com 2013.11.12
Caral-Supe Peruvian Archaeologists Uncover New Finds at Caral www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com 2013.11.11
Huanglong Rare Wild Panda Photos Captured In Huanglong www.bernama.com.my 2013.11.10
Mahabalipuram Mamallapuram monuments to get watchtowers, guards www.one.in 2013.11.09
Mount Wutai Mount Wutai will get an airport in 2015 www.plenglish.com 2013.11.09
(T) Spa hopes to become a WHS www.deredactie.be 2013.11.06
Paramaribo UNESCO threatens to remove Paramaribo from list www.jamaicaobserver.com 2013.11.05
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Fossil of giant platypus unearthed in Riversleigh theconversation.com 2013.11.05
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling Himalayan Railway revamping all stations www.business-standard.com 2013.11.05
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Rhino killed in Manas National Park zeenews.india.com 2013.10.31
Hierapolis-Pamukkale Aphrodite head found in ancient Hierapolis www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2013.10.30
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape £ 1.1 million funding boost for King Edward Mine www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk 2013.10.30
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Wakeskating Stunt at Philippine rice terraces draws ire www.globalpost.com 2013.10.27
Mount Etna Mount Etna erupts www.theguardian.com 2013.10.27
Tower of London Tower of London beefs up security arrangement for ravens www.dailymail.co.uk 2013.10.27
Imperial Palace Double murder at Beijing's Forbidden City tribune.com.pk 2013.10.26
Megalithic Temples of Malta Ggantija Heritage Park project inaugurated gozonews.com 2013.10.25
Megalithic Temples of Malta Construction approved of 96-square-metre dwelling 10 metres away from the Ta' Hagrat temples www.maltatoday.com.mt 2013.10.24
Etruscan Necropolises Etruscan Warrior Princess found at Tarquinia news.discovery.com 2013.10.22
Greater Blue Mountains Australia Bush Fires burning in the Blue Mountains www.kutv.com 2013.10.19
Jesuit Churches of the Philippines (T) T List Churches hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Bohol and Cebu islands www.interaksyon.com 2013.10.15
Altamira Cave Handprints in ancient cave art (such as El Castillo) most often belonged to women news.nationalgeographic.com 2013.10.13
Stone Town of Zanzibar Heritage centre established in Stone Town www.dailynews.co.tz 2013.10.13
Taj Mahal Miss Universe Faces sanctions for Photo Shoot at Taj Mahal petapixel.com 2013.10.12
Ironbridge Gorge Ironbridge Gorge is under 'extreme' threat from landslides www.dailymail.co.uk 2013.10.11
Preah Vihear Temple Preah Vihear receives less visitors in first nine months due to floods news.xinhuanet.com 2013.10.10
Machu Picchu Astronomical observatory discovered in Machu Picchu www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl 2013.10.09
Lagoons of New Caledonia Scorn and praise for protection of New Caledonia www.nwf.org 2013.10.06
Auschwitz Birkenau 100 million dollar in funds raised to repair crumbling Auschwitz www.foxnews.com 2013.10.04
Hampi Grass sprouts from world heritage temple in Hampi www.bangaloremirror.com 2013.10.04
Timbuktu Timbuktu mosque damaged in suicide attack www.un.org 2013.09.30
Bagan UNESCO offer help to draw Master Plan for Bagan www.elevenmyanmar.com 2013.09.29
Petra Increase in Looting and Vandalism at Petra www.ancient-origins.net 2013.09.29
Old Town Lunenburg Fire on historic Lunenburg waterfront www.cbc.ca 2013.09.29
Thracian tomb of Sveshtari Thracian chariot and horse skeletons found near Sveshtari www.novinite.com 2013.09.28
Petra Research Unearths Terrace Farming at Petra www.uc.edu 2013.09.28
Thang Long Ancient water system found at Thang Long Citadel tuoitrenews.vn 2013.09.28
Rapa Nui Rats! Diet of Easter Islanders Revealed www.livescience.com 2013.09.27
Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb unveiled after five-year refit gulfnews.com 2013.09.19
SGang Gwaay Parks Canada poison-bombing rats in Haida Gwaii www.theprovince.com 2013.09.18
Works of Antoni Gaudí Sagrada Familia could be completed in 2026 2013.09.17
Works of Antoni Gaudí Barcelona plans Park Güell entrance charge www.telegraph.co.uk 2013.09.17
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Special heritage train to Decani Monastery www.unpo.org 2013.09.17
Ellora Caves And also a new visitor centre for Ellora timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.09.17
Ajanta Caves Visitor centre opened at Ajanta timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.09.17
Saint Catherine Area Mount Sinai monastery latest victim of Egypt's upheavals www.theguardian.com 2013.09.14
Brú na Bóinne New tomb and passage found at Newgrange www.herald.ie 2013.09.11
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian's Wall in half million pound refurbishment www.culture24.org.uk 2013.09.11
Lenggong Valley 'Perak Man' to return home to Lenggong Valley www.nst.com.my 2013.09.03
Pompei German scientists to head Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project www.independent.co.uk 2013.08.31
Mont-Saint-Michel French court rejects planned wind farm near Mont Saint Michel phys.org 2013.08.30
Chichen-Itza Chocolate museum being built at Chichen-Itza and Uxmal www.theartnewspaper.com 2013.08.30
Machu Picchu Peru has plan to divert traffic away from Machu Picchu www.ibtimes.com 2013.08.30
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Verla Mill Museum to be protected from water online.wsj.com 2013.08.29
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Plans $300M Theme Park At Victoria Falls www.ibtimes.com 2013.08.28
Amsterdam Canal Ring 50 monumental canal houses will open up Sept. 14 & 15 www.amsterdam.nl 2013.08.27
Cyrene Cyrene's necropolis has been badly damaged by local residents www.libyaherald.com 2013.08.26
Iguacu Highway through National Park Sparks Protest in Brazil www.ipsnews.net 2013.08.25
Yosemite National Park Firefighters protect giant sequoias at Yosemite www.washingtonpost.com 2013.08.25
Mountain Railways of India Unesco to fund revival of Darjeeling toy train www.indianexpress.com 2013.08.24
Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace's hydro power scheme plans www.bbc.co.uk 2013.08.08
Old City of Jerusalem Largest Crusader hospital in the Middle East will soon be open to the public news.nationalgeographic.com 2013.08.06
The Sundarbans Protests over coal-fired power plant near Sundarbans www.trust.org 2013.08.05
Florence Ponte Vecchio rented out to Ferrari www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it 2013.08.03
Kathmandu Valley Giant crematorium at revered Pashupatinath www.foxnews.com 2013.08.01
Serra de Tramuntana Fire on Mallorca Has Destroyed 4500 Acres of WHS www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com 2013.07.29
Atapuerca Archaeologists find 1.4-million-year-old flint in the caves of Atapuerca 2013.07.28
Mont-Saint-Michel Mont-Saint-Michel became an island again (a first since 134 years) www.deredactie.be 2013.07.25
Fujisan Climbers to Mt. Fuji required to pay 1,000 yen admission fee www.globalpost.com 2013.07.25
Kathmandu Valley Landslides imperil historic Changunarayan temple www.myrepublica.com 2013.07.24
Kii Mountain Range Financial crisis at Koyasan www.thestar.com.my 2013.07.23
Paris, Banks of the Seine Historic Paris Mansion Damaged by Fire www.archaeology.org 2013.07.23
Great Barrier Reef 4 unarmed bombs dropped on Great Barrier Reef worldnews.nbcnews.com 2013.07.21
Dorset and East Devon Coast Café plan rejected at Jurassic Coast www.thisisexeter.co.uk 2013.07.19
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Hypogeum benefits from www.timesofmalta.com 2013.07.15
Aldabra Atoll Aldabra Experience Centre to be created in Mah www.eturbonews.com 2013.07.15
Lenggong Valley More visitors to Lenggong Valley www.nst.com.my 2013.07.15
Crac des Chevaliers An air raid has damaged Krak des Chevaliers english.alarabiya.net 2013.07.13
Fortifications of Vauban Citadel of Besançon evicts baboon vandals www.thelocal.fr 2013.07.13
Fujisan Monk captures iconic 'Diamond Fuji' image ajw.asahi.com 2013.07.11
Biblical Tells Sphinx of ancient Egyptian king found in Tel Hazor mfa.gov.il 2013.07.10
Qutb Minar Idea of new roads near Qutb complex trashed www.hindustantimes.com 2013.07.10
Grand Pré View Park opened at Grand Pré www.novanewsnow.com 2013.07.09
Polonnaruva Polonnaruwa wide open to thieving treasure-hunters www.sundaytimes.lk 2013.07.08
Te Wahipounamu Multi-million dollar tourism projects to cut through Te Wahipounamu www.nzherald.co.nz 2013.07.08
Mahabodhi Temple Complex Explosions at the Mahabodhi temple complex edition.cnn.com 2013.07.07
Western Ghats Impact of Unesco tag on Western Ghats hard to find timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.07.03
Potala Palace Contested renovation around Jokhang complete www.foxnews.com 2013.07.02
Pompei Plan needed to keep Pompeii's UNESCO status www.gazzettadelsud.it 2013.07.01
Kaziranga National Park Assam prepares to battle floods in Kaziranga www.firstpost.com 2013.06.30
Mount Wutai Five temples on Mount Wutai will be repaired usa.chinadaily.com.cn 2013.06.29
Donana National Park Strawberry growers are draining water away from wildlife-rich wetlands of Doñana region www.guardian.co.uk 2013.06.29
Dutch Water Defence Lines 4.5 million EUR for restoration forts Defence Line Amsterdam www.parool.nl 2013.06.28
Battir Palestinians shelve UNESCO heritage site application as goodwill gesture www.foxnews.com 2013.06.27
Medieval Earthern Walled City of Lo Manthang (T) Lo-Manthang durbar unlikely to be listed as WHS www.myrepublica.com 2013.06.27
Agadez WH status breathes new hope into Niger www.khaleejtimes.com 2013.06.27
Wadden Sea First Wadden Sea World Heritage highway traffic sign www.waddensea-worldheritage.org 2013.06.27
Tasmanian Wilderness A further 170,000ha of Tasmanian forest have been World Heritage listed www.australiangeographic.com.au 2013.06.26
Al Zubarah Al Zubarah archaeological park expected to open on 18 December 2013 www.constructionweekonline.com 2013.06.26
Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO Says Loreley Bobsleigh a Blight abcnews.go.com 2013.06.24
Hallstatt-Dachstein Flash flood has inundated Hallstatt www.kansascity.com 2013.06.20
Angkor Laser reveals Angkor Wat underground www.news24.com 2013.06.19
Battir PA dropped bid to register Battir www.alternativenews.org 2013.06.17
Rapa Nui Easter Island's 'Walking' Stone Heads Stir Debate www.livescience.com 2013.06.14
Hoi An Hoi An could be submerged by floods as early as 2020 www.ttrweekly.com 2013.06.13
Champaner-Pavagadh Powered paragliding to take off at Champaner-Pavagadh timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.06.11
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz High water threatens Dessau-Wörlitz www.swp.de 2013.06.10
Timbuktu Timbuktu's Cultural Heritage More Damaged Than First Estimated allafrica.com 2013.06.09
Fujisan Fuji climbing fee likely to be Y7,000 www.japantoday.com 2013.06.09
Edinburgh Medieval Tron Kirk site to reopen icscotland.icnetwork.co.uk 2013.06.07
Great Barrier Reef Fishing Trawler damages Great Barrier Reef www.sbs.com.au 2013.06.06
Sigiriya Sri Lanka to sue ad firm over beer commercial www.businessweek.com 2013.06.06
Mountain Railways of India Added facility for tourists on Kalka-Shimla heritage track timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.06.05
Gondwana Rainforests Cane toads invade Nightcap National Park www.ballinaadvocate.com.au 2013.06.05
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites 20 million-year-old extinct koala species discovered at Riversleigh www.business-standard.com 2013.06.02
Phoenix Islands Amelia Earhart Plane Found near Nikumaroro? 2013.06.02
(T) Angola requests Italy's help for Mbanza Congo to become WHS www.portalangop.co.ao 2013.06.01
Nubian Monuments Locals prevent 630 tourists from leaving Abu Simbel english.ahram.org.eg 2013.05.30
Australian Convict Sites Severe building restrictions around Parramatta's Old Government House www.news.com.au 2013.05.28
Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T) Kamakura drops bid for World Heritage status www.globalpost.com 2013.05.28
Pimachiowin Aki Indigenous leaders react on cultural dismissal of Pimachiowin Aki www.smh.com.au 2013.05.28
Rohtas Fort Rohtas Fort has undergone a new series of renovations tribune.com.pk 2013.05.27
Ancient Thebes Chinese Tourist Damages 3000-Year-Old Temple in Luxor egyptianstreets.com 2013.05.26
Churches and Convents of Goa Goa churches to undergo major restoration www.thehindubusinessline.com 2013.05.26
Galapagos Islands Google To Add Galapagos Islands To Street View www.key103.co.uk 2013.05.26
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Poachers take aim at rhinos in iSimangaliso www.iol.co.za 2013.05.23
Ningaloo Coast Ships rerouted to protect Ningaloo Reef www.chinadaily.com.cn 2013.05.22
Mogao Caves China strengthens river banks to preserve Mogao Grottoes news.xinhuanet.com 2013.05.22
Old City of Jerusalem Israel cancels Unesco visit www.telegraph.co.uk 2013.05.21
Gros Morne National Park Plans for controversial oil exploration near Gros Morne National Park www.cbc.ca 2013.05.20
Kathmandu Valley Plan to make Pashupatinath a tourist hub www.thehimalayantimes.com 2013.05.20
Virunga National Park Total won't drill for oil in Virunga www.wwf.org.uk 2013.05.20
Mogao Caves Mogao Grottoes to limit tourist flows, asking for reservation beforehand news.xinhuanet.com 2013.05.17
Nasca Lines Belgian flies above Nazca Lines in wingsuit www.gva.be 2013.05.12
Great Zimbabwe Perimeter fence around Great Zimbabwe has been vandalised allafrica.com 2013.05.12
Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore Botanic Garden to build heritage museum news.xinhuanet.com 2013.05.11
Sangha Trinational Elephant death toll at Dzanga Bai starts to come in wildlifenews.co.uk 2013.05.10
Sangha Trinational Elephants butchered in Dzanga-Sangha www.iol.co.za 2013.05.09
Kathmandu Valley Vehicle bans at Kathmandu Durbar Square ignored www.myrepublica.com 2013.05.05
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef set to be named In Danger tvnz.co.nz 2013.05.05
Battir High Court bans work on separation fence near West Bank farming village www.haaretz.com 2013.05.03
Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T) Kamakura disappointed by snub www.japantimes.co.jp 2013.05.01
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape Carmears Tramway restoration project opened in Cornwall www.bbc.co.uk 2013.05.01
Fujisan Fuji to get World Heritage Site status www.japantoday.com 2013.05.01
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik referendum doesn't stop construction of golf complex www.heraldsun.com.au 2013.04.30
Mahabalipuram Political party flags violate Shore Temple sanctity www.thehindu.com 2013.04.30
City of Bath Part of Roman city's walls uncovered in Bath www.bbc.co.uk 2013.04.26
Aleppo Ancient Aleppo minaret destroyed www.bbc.co.uk 2013.04.24
Old City of Jerusalem Israel accepts a UNESCO status mission for the Old City of Jerusalem en.ammonnews.net 2013.04.24
Ibiza Anchors destroying posidonia meadow in Ses Salines www.fishnewseu.com 2013.04.23
Preah Vihear Temple Thai threaten to boycot WHC for Cambodian management plan www.bangkokpost.com 2013.04.23
(T) More lands of Belovezhskaya Pushcha to be added news.belta.by 2013.04.20
Humayun's Tomb Isa Khan's tomb reopens after a two-year restoration. timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.04.19
Ogasawara Islands Ogasawara island threatened by non-native lizard japandailypress.com 2013.04.18
Auckland Volcanic Fields (T) Auckland volcanic field up for WHS by 2020 www.voxy.co.nz 2013.04.16
Tasmanian Wilderness Beaches of Tasmania's wilderness are being covered with rubbish. www.smh.com.au 2013.04.16
Preah Vihear Temple Cambodia, Thailand seek clarification of 1962 world court ruling on disputed temple www.washingtonpost.com 2013.04.15
Flemish Béguinages Last Beguine has died in Kortrijk www.hbvl.be 2013.04.14
Silk Roads Xingjiao Temple told to remove buildings www.chinadaily.com.cn 2013.04.11
Mulanje Mountain Biosphere Reserve (T) Dossier for Mount Mulanje submitted to Unesco www.travpr.com 2013.04.11
Paris, Banks of the Seine Staff at Paris's Louvre museum have gone on strike news.bbc.co.uk 2013.04.10
Royal Palace at Caserta Royal Palace of Caserta in disrepair and poorly guarded www.csmonitor.com 2013.04.10
Tubbataha Reefs After US ship, Chinese vessel hits Philippine reef www.boston.com 2013.04.09
Nasca Lines Portion of the Nazca Lines torn up by heavy machinery www.mining.com 2013.04.08
Schokland Schokland receives 350,000 EUR for tourist promotion www.cultureelerfgoed.nl 2013.04.07
Rio de Janeiro German tourists robbed at Corcovado www.montrealgazette.com 2013.04.05
Fujisan Hikers may be kept off Fuji except in summer www.japantimes.co.jp 2013.04.05
Yakushima Google Street View hikes to the Jomon Sugi news.cnet.com 2013.04.05
(T) Laos will hold talks with Unesco in June about listing the Plain of Jars www.bangkokpost.com 2013.04.04
Hierapolis-Pamukkale 'Gate to Hell' unearthed at Hierapolis www.csmonitor.com 2013.04.03
Angkor Bus ban at Angkor Wat www.ttrweekly.com 2013.04.03
(T) 'Fairy Circles' In Namib Desert Caused By Sand Termite huffingtonpost.com 2013.04.01
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Illegal miners tunneling Banaue Rice Terraces www.philstar.com 2013.04.01
Churches and Convents of Goa Churches in Goa ban tourists during holy week services www.freemalaysiatoday.com 2013.04.01
The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad (T) Will Charminar bag the coveted heritage tag? timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2013.03.30
Tubbataha Reefs US Navy ship removed from Tubbataha Reef globalnation.inquirer.net 2013.03.30
Kew Gardens Future of historic glasshouse at Kew secured by grants www.bbc.co.uk 2013.03.29
Sigiriya Students vandalised and totally disfigured the "Lion's Paw" in Sigiriya www.emirates247.com 2013.03.26
Statue of Liberty Sandy-damaged Statue of Liberty will be open by July 4 www.nj.com 2013.03.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 'ominous' 59% www.cbc.ca 2013.03.17
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes Flint mines closed until Q2 2014 www.minesdespiennes.org 2013.03.06
Okapi Wildlife Reserve Okapi WHS loses 37% of elephants in 5 years wildlifenews.co.uk 2013.03.04
(T) Dutch and Belgian paupers up for WHS in 2018 www.deredactie.be 2013.03.02
Giant's Causeway Green light for a £ 100m golf resort close to the Giant's Causeway www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk 2013.03.02
Mountain Resort, Chengde Fire at Putuo Zongcheng Temple www.globaltimes.cn 2013.03.01
Rome Metro Expansion Threatens Colosseum Collapse www.nodeju.com 2013.02.21
Ancient Thebes Famous Vizier's tomb found at Luxor luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.nl 2013.02.21
Teotihuacan Fire-god figure found at top of Pyramid of the Sun www.latimes.com 2013.02.19
Gondwana Rainforests No hunting in Dorrigo World Heritage areas www.abc.net.au 2013.02.19
Manu National Park Secret plans for gas exploration in Manu NP www.scoop.co.nz 2013.02.12
Museumsinsel (Museum Island) Renovation Museuminsel needs more time and money www.welt.de 2013.02.11
Pompei Start of Great Pompeii Project - to revamp the site worldnews.nbcnews.com 2013.02.06
Grand Canyon Grand Canyon can now be explored with Google Street View www.wired.com 2013.02.01
Tasmanian Wilderness Tasmanian World Heritage area to be extended by 170 000 hectares www.abc.net.au 2013.02.01
Timbuktu Mali rebels burn library containing priceless manuscripts www.irishexaminer.com 2013.01.28
(T) Poverty Point nominated for WHL theadvocate.com 2013.01.18
Tubbataha Reefs US Navy minesweeper struck a protected coral reef in Tubbataha National Marine Park www.digitaljournal.com 2013.01.18
Pimachiowin Aki Pimachiowin Aki: co-management of land resources with aboriginal peoples www.thestar.com 2013.01.15
Dorset and East Devon Coast Residents express alarm over plans to widen restaurant and renovate beach along Lulworth Cove www.guardian.co.uk 2013.01.14
Silk Roads China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan plan to submit Silk Road nomination for 2014 www.globaltimes.cn 2013.01.14
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Lavaux wine-making region to get a museum from the side of a mountain www.dezeen.com 2013.01.11
Ironbridge Gorge Flooding hits Ironbridge www.shropshirestar.com 2012.12.29
Anuradhapura Ruins of ancient hospital discovered in Anuradhapura www.colombopage.com 2012.12.24
Tikal National Park Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal www.fijitimes.com 2012.12.24
Vatican City Sistine Chapel visitors to pass through vacuum system www.telegraph.co.uk 2012.12.24
Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal Woudagemaal will be active from Dec 24 - 27, 2012 www.woudagemaal.nl 2012.12.23
Brasilia Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia's architect, dies at 104 www.bbc.co.uk 2012.12.05
Rome Protective barrier to ring Romes Colosseum www.aprimordia.com 2012.12.03
Saltaire Saltaire has only managed an estimated 0-3 per cent rise in tourism since 2001 www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2012.11.29
Old Town of Galle Courts to be removed from Galle Fort www.colombopage.com 2012.11.29
White City of Tel-Aviv Renovations reveal historic ceramic at Tel Aviv's Independence Hall www.haaretz.com 2012.11.22
Tongariro National Park Mount Tongariro erupts: ash and gas eruption at the Te Maari crater www.nzherald.co.nz 2012.11.21
Mana Pools Controversial construction of luxury campsite at Mana Pools allafrica.com 2012.11.16
Great Barrier Reef Australia declares world's largest marine reserves www.channelnewsasia.com 2012.11.16
Greater Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Opens on November 17 goaustralia.about.com 2012.11.15
Galapagos Islands Rat kill in Galapagos Islands targets 180 million news.msn.com 2012.11.15
Pompei The Garden of the Fugitives (Pompei in Italy) has reopened to the public www.iol.co.za 2012.11.12
Lenggong Valley Perak Man To Be Brought Home To Lenggong www.bernama.com 2012.11.11
Lima Casona El Buque, heritage site in Lima, collapsed after its structure was weakened by a fire www.cbc.ca 2012.11.07
Pyramids (Memphis) Egypt has reopened one of its great pyramids to kick-start tourism industry www.dailymail.co.uk 2012.11.05
Old City of Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre in row over water bill www.bbc.co.uk 2012.11.05
Bahla Fort Bahla Fort may soon be open for public after restoration www.muscatdaily.com 2012.11.03
Hampi Pillar collapses at Virupaksha temple timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.11.03
Sigiriya Canopy to shade damaged part of lion foot entrance at Sigiriya www.colombopage.com 2012.10.29
Panamá Panama City Highway Stirs Controversy archrecord.construction.com 2012.10.28
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty's crown to reopen on Sunday www.myfoxny.com 2012.10.25
Aleppo Great Mosque of Aleppo is war's latest victim www.thetimes.co.uk 2012.10.16
Stonehenge Early Bronze Age carvings suggest Stonehenge was a huge prehistoric art gallery www.independent.co.uk 2012.10.10
Kathmandu Valley Nyatopola temple in Bhaktapurmold-infested www.thehimalayantimes.com 2012.10.08
Mexico City and Xochimilco 50 Aztec skulls discovered in heart of Mexico City www.examiner.com 2012.10.07
Great Barrier Reef Australia vows to reverse Great Barrier Reef's coral decline www.cnn.com 2012.10.04
Ironbridge Gorge Ironbridge Gorge gets £ 12m government grant www.bbc.co.uk 2012.10.04
Giant's Causeway Creationist Audio Tour Removed From Giant's Causeway www.gadling.com 2012.10.04
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal replica to be built in Dubai www.bbc.co.uk 2012.10.04
Garamba National Park Chinese affluence fuels ivory poaching at Garamba africajournalismtheworld.com 2012.10.03
(T) Kullu Himalayan Park evaluatedfor World Heritage status hillpost.in 2012.10.03
Hué Restoration of the temple of Princess Dien Phuoc funded by Japanese vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn 2012.10.02
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary Mt. Fuji, Kamakura cultural listing seen slim www.yomiuri.co.jp 2012.10.01
Fujisan Mt. Fuji, Kamakura cultural listing seen slim www.yomiuri.co.jp 2012.10.01
Aleppo Fire destroys parts of Aleppo's medieval souks www.azfamily.com 2012.09.29
Kaziranga National Park Another rhino in Kaziranga shot at, horn chopped off gulfnews.com 2012.09.28
Ha Long Bay Hawkers banned in Ha Long Bay www.telegraph.co.uk 2012.09.27
Gwynedd Castles £ 1.7m scheme to boost visitor numbers to Gwynedd's castles www.caernarfonherald.co.uk 2012.09.27
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Mayor blames drought for Italy rockslide that injured 4 tourists news.smh.com.au 2012.09.26
Palmyra Palmyra museum looted and large-scale theft at the site reported www.dailytimes.com.pk 2012.09.25
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks New fossil site found at prehistoric Burgess Shale www.calgaryherald.com 2012.09.24
Hampi Heritage tower at Hampi damaged for treasure hunt timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.09.24
Virunga National Park Congo allows firm to hunt for oil in Virunga park rapidcityjournal.com 2012.09.24
Peninsula Valdes Plan to shoot seagulls that attack whales www.guardian.co.uk 2012.09.24
Solovetsky Islands Scrap heap meets visitors barentsobserver.com 2012.09.22
Mahabodhi Temple Complex Supreme Court admits Buddhists' plea to manage Mahabodhi Temple timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.09.22
Mexico City and Xochimilco Mexico City's Aztec Past Reaches Out to Present 2012.09.21
Gelati Monastery Opening ceremony of controversially rebuilt medieval Bagrati Cathedral www.civil.ge 2012.09.17
Yosemite National Park Yosemite park hantavirus alert to 230,000 campers www.bbc.co.uk 2012.09.16
Mapungubwe Mapungubwe visitor centre opens www.southafrica.info 2012.09.14
Keoladeo National Park Birds head back to Keoladeo Park www.deccanherald.com 2012.09.13
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Tiniest fossil dinosaur footprints found www.upi.com 2012.09.12
The Sundarbans Experts oppose coal-fired power plant near Sundarbans www.thedailystar.net 2012.09.10
Mount Kenya Mt Kenya to get electric fence to stop wildlife straying www.bbc.co.uk 2012.09.08
Nasca Lines Pigs and squatters threaten Nazca lines www.freemalaysiatoday.com 2012.08.20
(T) Le Corbusier Foundation to assist nomination of Chandigarh in 2013 www.dailypioneer.com 2012.08.15
Wudang Mountains Yuzhen Palace will be raised 15 metres above ground to prevent its inundation india.nydailynews.com 2012.08.15
Aleppo Aleppo citadel hit by shelling, says opposition www.dailystar.com.lb 2012.08.12
Mount Athos Fire at Mount Athos spreads www.boston.com 2012.08.09
Kaziranga National Park Indian Supreme Court bans tourism in core areas of Tiger Reserves www.telegraphindia.com 2012.08.08
Tongariro National Park Mt Tongariro erupted www.nzherald.co.nz 2012.08.06
Garajonay Wildfire threatens Canaries World Heritage site gulfnews.com 2012.08.06
Biblical Tells Recent discovery of massive jars of scorched wheat at Canaanite Tel Hazor biblicalarchaeology.org 2012.08.03
L'Anse aux Meadows Statue centrepiece of historic L'Anse aux Meadows makeover www.thestarphoenix.com 2012.08.02
Peking Man Site Peking Man site damaged by heavy rainfall www.chinadaily.com.cn 2012.07.27
(T) New nomination file being prepared for Minoan Civilization monuments greece.greekreporter.com 2012.07.26
Dorset and East Devon Coast Dorset cliff landslide www.bbc.co.uk 2012.07.25
Ilulissat Icefjord 'Iceberg tsunami' nearly takes out tourist boat at Ilulissat www.stuff.co.nz 2012.07.23
Pilgrimage Church of Wies Gunmen rob vicar of Wies Church www.thelocal.de 2012.07.23
Preah Vihear Temple Thai, Cambodian troops withdraw from disputed area www.boston.com 2012.07.18
Kii Mountain Range Nachi Falls violated by illegal climbers japandailypress.com 2012.07.17
River island of Majuli (T) Majuli hit by floods timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.07.15
Timbuktu Tombs in Timbuktu's Djingareyber mosque 'destroyed' www.bbc.co.uk 2012.07.11
Stonehenge Stonehenge gets £27m facelift to end 'national embarrassment' www.guardian.co.uk 2012.07.11
Western Ghats Karnataka opposes UNESCO's decision on Western Ghats www.business-standard.com 2012.07.04
Timbuktu Extremists attacked three sacred Muslim tombs with shovels www.dailymail.co.uk 2012.07.02
Timbuktu Timbuktu shrine damaged by Mali Ansar Dine Islamists www.bbc.co.uk 2012.06.30
Liverpool Historic Liverpool property placed on List of World Heritage in Danger www.un.org 2012.06.27
Okapi Wildlife Reserve Guards killed at Okapi Wildlife Reserve on 24 June www.okapiconservation.org 2012.06.26
Galapagos Islands Last of the Pinta island giant tortoise subspecies dies at Galapagos washingtonpost.com 2012.06.26
Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong) (T) Bhutan grieves for destroyed Wangdue Dzong edition.cnn.com 2012.06.26
Stonehenge Stonehenge was built to unify Britain www.bbc.co.uk 2012.06.24
The Sundarbans 400 poachers working for tiger smuggling gang in Sundarbans www.gulf-times.com 2012.06.23
Messel Pit Nine fossilized turtle couples preserved at Messel Pit news.discovery.com 2012.06.23
Mountain Railways of India Kalka-Shimla heritage toy train gets solar lighting system www.newstrackindia.com 2012.06.20
Altamira Cave Claim for oldest paintings by Spain www.timesofmalta.com 2012.06.16
Churches and Convents of Goa Goa's Basilica to get back red clay tile roof www.dnaindia.com 2012.06.16
Battir PA seeks to protect Batir village from the planned separation barrier, which is expected to destroy the village's ancient agricultural terraces www.haaretz.com 2012.06.16
Persepolis Part of Persepolis sewage system unearthed www.payvand.com 2012.06.13
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor More than 100 New Terracotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty Unearthed www.ibtimes.co.uk 2012.06.13
River island of Majuli (T) Jorhat fire destroys rare books on Majuli www.telegraphindia.com 2012.06.13
Sigiriya Sri Lanka police arrested a person who attempted to scribble his name on the Mirror Wall of Sigiriya www.colombopage.com 2012.06.06
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef report dismissed in Australia www.telegraph.co.uk 2012.06.04
The Underwater City of Port Royal (T) Jamaica seeks heritage status for sunken Port Royal www.artdaily.org 2012.05.31
Quseir Amra Recent conservation work at Qusayr 'Amra has revealed the name of the Umayyad prince who commissioned the construction of the building www.artdaily.org 2012.05.31
Ghadames Clashes in Libyan oasis town Ghadames kill seven, wound more than 20 english.alarabiya.net 2012.05.23
Xochicalco Ancient tomb uncovered in Pachacamac www.upi.com 2012.05.23
Virunga National Park Intense fighting between rebel factions and the Congolese army spread to Virunga Park this week www.huffingtonpost.com 2012.05.22
Royal Exhibition Building Royal Exhibition hall gets $20m boost news.ninemsn.com.au 2012.05.15
Maloti-Drakensberg Park Cable car plan for Drakensberg www.iol.co.za 2012.05.14
Virunga National Park WWF to Total: Virunga "is in your hands" wwf.panda.org 2012.05.14
Hampi Hampi's Akka Tangi Gundu breaks into pieces ibnlive.in.com 2012.05.14
Old Town of Galle Galle to get first ever green three-wheelers news.xinhuanet.com 2012.05.10
Timbuktu Rebels burn Timbuktu tomb edition.cnn.com 2012.05.06
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Australia had tree-climbing sheep-sized marsupials - fossils found at Riversleigh au.news.yahoo.com 2012.05.03
Crac des Chevaliers Syrian heritage sites damaged www.emirates247.com 2012.05.03
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Tickets update: tickets now have to be bought at Heritage Malta www.heritagemalta.org 2012.05.02
Kaziranga National Park Camera traps spot 118 tigers in Kaziranga timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.05.01
Imperial Palace The Forbidden City is set to welcome visitors to another of its secluded zones: the secluded residence of empresses and imperial concubines www.chinadaily.com.cn 2012.05.01
Old Town of Galle Parts of the historic Galle Fort are to be sold via an open tender, to private companies to set up malls and other commercial outlets. www.thesundayleader.lk 2012.05.01
Residence of Bukovinian & Dalmatian Metropolitans Residence of the metropolitans is looking for money www.day.kiev.ua 2012.04.26
Garamba National Park Garamba NP: 22 Elephants Massacred in Helicopter Attack www.ibtimes.co.uk 2012.04.25
White City of Tel-Aviv Tel Aviv Battles to Save Heritage of Bauhaus From Decay www.businessweek.com 2012.04.25
Hampi 'Rowdy Rathore' shooting disrupted in Hampi timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.04.25
Rainforests of the Atsinanana Sapphire hunters descend on Zahamena rainforest www.africareview.com 2012.04.22
Pompei Pompeii gets cash boost from Italian government www.bbc.co.uk 2012.04.17
Saint Catherine Area St. Catherine Monastery library to undergo restoration english.ahram.org.eg 2012.04.15
(T) Myanmar to nominate 3 Pyu city states to world heritage list www.globaltimes.cn 2012.04.07
Wet Tropics of Queensland Yellow crazy ants have infested more than 100ha of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area www.cairns.com.au 2012.04.07
Timbuktu Mali Tuareg rebels control Timbuktu www.bbc.co.uk 2012.04.03
Ambohimanga Cyclone devastates historical site Ambohimanga www.africareview.com 2012.03.26
Champaner-Pavagadh Pavagadh-Champaner had 2 mints? timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2012.03.26
Delos Ancient theatre of Delos to be restored www.ansamed.info 2012.03.23
The Burren (T) 'Prehistoric' antler hammerhead and human skeleton unearthed in Burren www.irishtimes.com 2012.03.23
Mount Kenya Elephants, wildlife flee as fire spreads across Mount Kenya www.washingtonpost.com 2012.03.20
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve Number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico drops 28 percent www.washingtonpost.com 2012.03.17
Mont-Saint-Michel Mont St Michel gets a makeover communities.washingtontimes.com 2012.03.15
Tugendhat Villa Czech Bauhaus gem reopens after detailed renovation www.france24.com 2012.03.08
Tyre NGO says Tyre reconstruction "mutilating" historic port www.dailystar.com.lb 2012.03.07
Mount Wutai Shanxi Province plans to invest 286 million US dollars towards transforming Wutai Mountain into an 'Eastern Buddhist Capital' english.cri.cn 2012.02.28
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Manas gets four more rhinos www.thehindu.com 2012.02.21
Xidi and Hongcun Xidi village fireproofed english.anhuinews.com 2012.02.21
Bamiyan Valley Destroyed Bamiyan Buddha statues not to be rebuilt www.thehindu.com 2012.02.18
Olympia Robbery at Ancient Olympia museum www.bbc.co.uk 2012.02.17
Urbino Snow damages Urbino www.news24.com 2012.02.16
Rome Snow damages Colosseum www.news24.com 2012.02.16
Derwent Valley Mills Cromford Canal set to open to boats www.bbc.co.uk 2012.02.08
Teotihuacan Jade mask found inside Pyramid of the Sun www.pasthorizonspr.com 2012.02.03
Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb turns white www.indianexpress.com 2012.02.03
The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T) Distress cry for help from Sapa ancient rock field english.vietnamnet.vn 2012.01.29
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty Discovery of a 14th century stone pathway at the southern gate of Ho Dynasty Citadel www.thanhniennews.com 2012.01.28
Hampi Hampi battery cars not so green after all www.deccanchronicle.com 2012.01.28
Galapagos Islands New Galapagos Islands travel regulations go into effect next week www.gadling.com 2012.01.27
Macquarie Island Japanese whaling ship caught inside the World Heritage area of the subantarctic Macquarie Island gcaptain.com 2012.01.25
Seville Seville's Unesco status threatened by 600ft Pelli tower www.guardian.co.uk 2012.01.25
Bosra New Archeological Finds at Roman Bathhouses Site in Bosra www.sana.sy 2012.01.25
Bridgetown Repairs ruin the intricate, curvilinear, Dutch architectural gable atop Bridgetown's oldest building www.stabroeknews.com 2012.01.23
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian's Wall experts mull removing illegal plaque www.bbc.co.uk 2012.01.22
Mogao Caves Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang received 680,000 tourists in 2011 www.shanghaidaily.com 2012.01.22
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Plans to extend Pontcysyllte Aqueduct visitor centre www.bbc.co.uk 2012.01.04
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Effects of storm, landslides and tourism on Vernazza www.nytimes.com 2012.01.04
Great Barrier Reef Anger over moves to delist Gladstone Harbour www.abc.net.au 2012.01.02
Rome Another bit falls off Colosseum www.ansa.it 2011.12.31
Angkor Crackdown on certain Angkor Wat souvenirs www.phnompenhpost.com 2011.12.30
Gondwana Rainforests Ferals under fire in Barrington Tops www.theherald.com.au 2011.12.30
Villa Adriana (Tivoli) Controversy over landfill near Hadrian's Villa www.cbsnews.com 2011.12.29
Giant's Causeway Plans for controversial golf resort beside the Giant's Causeway www.bbc.co.uk 2011.12.27
Old City of Jerusalem Ancient seal found in Jerusalem linked to ritual www.google.com 2011.12.26
Ancient Thebes Avenue of sphinxes in Luxor to open to public in March english.ahram.org.eg 2011.12.25
Pompei Pillar Collapses at Pompei english.cri.cn 2011.12.23
Preah Vihear Temple Thailand and Cambodia to withdraw troops from around disputed temple edition.cnn.com 2011.12.22
iSimangaliso Wetland Park 8 holidaymakers evicted from Sodwana Bay, iSimangaliso Wetlands www.iol.co.za 2011.12.22
Henderson Island Campaigners hail bid to remove rats from Henderson www.google.com 2011.12.20
Rome Rome basilica vandalized, bronze door damaged www.timesonline.com 2011.12.20
Kathmandu Valley Two ancient courtyards in Kathmandu open to the public www.thehimalayantimes.com 2011.12.18
Teotihuacan Original offering found at Teotihuacan pyramid www.google.com 2011.12.15
Thang Long 600-year-old wall found at Hanoi's Thang Long Imperial Citadel www.tuoitrenews.vn 2011.12.14
Old City of Jerusalem Israel closes access ramp to Al-Aqsa mosque www.heraldsun.com.au 2011.12.12
Preah Vihear Temple Preah Vihear attracts 49,740 tourists in 11 months news.xinhuanet.com 2011.12.10
My Son My Son Sanctuary is falling apart at a rapid speed www.tuoitrenews.vn 2011.12.08
Florence 'Lost Da Vinci' prompts art row in Florence www.bbc.co.uk 2011.12.07
Wachau Cultural Landscape New Marine and World Heritage Centre in Krems www.worldarchitecturenews.com 2011.12.07
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor New Research Casts Doubt on China's Terracotta Warriors' Roles www.foxnews.com 2011.12.03
Venice and its Lagoon Venice's Bridge of Sighs restored to former glory www.straitstimes.com 2011.12.02
Pompei UNESCO unveils deal to help restore damaged Pompeii www.un.org 2011.11.30
Timbuktu Foreigners abducted in Timbuktu www.bbc.co.uk 2011.11.25
Sanchi Sanchi becomes blind-friendly timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.11.20
Shark Bay Flooding threatens Shark Bay heritage-listed stromatolites www.perthnow.com.au 2011.11.19
Saint-Emilion Saint-Emillion sells off 14th century cloister to pay debts www.medievalists.net 2011.11.19
Ancient Kyoto Enryakuji temple bans visits by yakuza gangsters www.straitstimes.com 2011.11.19
Virunga National Park Virunga National Park is inviting tourists on an overnight trek to a spectacular eruption of Mount Nyamulagira in eastern Congo www.washingtonpost.com 2011.11.14
Stonehenge Stonehenge A344 road closure approved www.bbc.co.uk 2011.11.02
Teotihuacan Scientist Uncovers Numerical Pattern in Teotihuacan latino.foxnews.com 2011.10.31
Pitons of Reunion Wildfire threatens Reunion Island NP www.expatica.com 2011.10.31
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Mudslides and Flooding Ravage Areas of Monterosso al Mare www.nytimes.com 2011.10.29
Bam Cultural Landscape UNESCO concerned over shantytown near Bam www.tehrantimes.com 2011.10.27
Western Caucasus Planned Road to 'Putin's Ski Resort' in Western Caucasus Worries UNESCO www.themoscowtimes.com 2011.10.27
Pompei Part of wall collapses at Pompeii due to heavy rains news.yahoo.com 2011.10.23
Malpelo Approximately 2,000 sharks were slaughtered in a marine sanctuary off Malpelo Island www.theepochtimes.com 2011.10.21
Brú na Bóinne Search on for a second passage in Newgrange www.independent.ie 2011.10.21
Dorset and East Devon Coast Planners who wrongly allowed a millionaire to build an enormous beach hut on Britain's World Heritage Coast have been officially rebuked. www.dailymail.co.uk 2011.10.20
Maloti-Drakensberg Park KwaZulu-Natal has embarked on a programme of cleaning up graffiti that has defaced some rock art sites in the uKhahlamba/Drakensberg region. And it has also set up a system of access control. www.iol.co.za 2011.10.20
Manu National Park Near-encounter of tourists with nomadic bands of Mashco-Piro Indians in the area of Manu National Park newswatch.nationalgeographic.com 2011.10.20
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty Vietnam to excavate ancient citadel www.thanhniennews.com 2011.10.18
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Manas runaway rhino might have been killed timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.10.18
Hahoe and Yangdong Andong Hahoe Village, which was designated UNESCO World Heritage Siteslast year, and since then has seen numerous visitors. The village, however, is struggling to maintain its traditional way of life with the rise in the number of visitors. www.koreatimes.co.kr 2011.10.18
Cliff of Bandiagara More than 270 Dogon sculptures, masks and everyday objects exhibited at the Bundeskunsthalle until January 22, 2012 www.dw-world.de 2011.10.15
Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T) Official website of the Planetarium www.planetarium-friesland.nl 2011.10.07
Ayutthaya At least 224 people have died in flooding in Thailand since mid-July and water has inundated the 400-year-old Chai Wattanaram temple in the ancient city of Ayutthaya www.reuters.com 2011.10.04
(T) Czech spa towns are teaming up with European counterparts to make a joint bid for the much-coveted UNESCO heritage listings www.ceskapozice.cz 2011.10.03
(T) Bexar County officials decided Tuesday to help the cash-strapped National Park Service bolster its application for UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the Alamo and other Spanish missions in San Antonio www.mysanantonio.com 2011.09.27
Stoclet House Stoclet furniture not to be sold www.deredactie.be 2011.09.27
Megalithic Temples of Malta New look for Ggantija temples www.stonepages.com 2011.09.27
Maritime Greenwich Community service criminals detroy ancient headstones at Greenwich church www.mirror.co.uk 2011.09.27
(T) Jeddaha second time for UNESCO www.saudigazette.com.sa 2011.09.26
Pompei 'Pompeiian red' was created when gases from Vesuvius reacted with yellow paint, research reveals www.guardian.co.uk 2011.09.23
Angkor Nearly 200 tourists including foreigners were airlifted from Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex yesterday after a road to one of the ruins was cut off by flash floods www.smh.com.au 2011.09.23
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling Himalayan Railway hit by Sikkim quake www.hindustantimes.com 2011.09.20
Ngwenya Mines (T) Swazilandtentative list of World Heritage sites www.times.co.sz 2011.09.19
(T) Eight wooden Ukrainian churches included in UNESCO list in 2013 www.kyivpost.com 2011.09.19
Lumbini WWF-Nepal Embarks On 10-Year Project To Plant A Million Trees In Lumbini www.asianscientist.com 2011.09.19
Gulf of California In Mexico's Baja, some fear a 'new Cancun' may harm reef www.kansascity.com 2011.09.18
Sinharaja Forest Sri Lanka suspends road work near Sinharaja forest www.bbc.co.uk 2011.09.16
Danube Delta Romania vows to fight illegal fishing in the Danube delta www.google.com 2011.09.15
Anuradhapura Sri Lanka Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine www.bbc.co.uk 2011.09.15
Preah Vihear Temple Number of tourists to Preah Vihear temple bounces back as border tension eases english.peopledaily.com.cn 2011.09.14
Kii Mountain Range Typhoon No. 12 heavy rains damage WHS in the Kii Mountain Range www.yomiuri.co.jp 2011.09.14
Machu Picchu Peruvian family claiming Machu Picchu take fight to UN heritage body www.telegraph.co.uk 2011.09.12
Rome Three historic monuments have been attacked by vandals in the Italian capital, Rome www.bbc.co.uk 2011.09.11
Sinharaja Forest A new species of white monkeys has been found in Sinharaja rain forest www.colombopage.com 2011.09.11
L'viv The Ukraine government has begun the allegedly illegal demolition of a 16th century synagogue in Lviv to build a hotel www.jta.org 2011.09.07
Major Town Houses In October 2011, several Horta houses usually closed to the general public will open their doors www.voiretdirebruxelles.be 2011.09.07
Kaziranga National Park Barely four days after a group of poachers killed a female rhino inside Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn, the World Heritage Site lost another rhino on Friday. Forest guards found the carcass of a rhino calf timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.09.03
Granada Tourist carves initials on Spain's Alhambra www.businessweek.com 2011.09.02
Kaziranga National Park Rhino killed in Kaziranga, again timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.08.31
Nemrut Dag A recent proposal to move the gigantic sculptures atop Mount Nemrut to a museum in order to protected them from harsh conditions of winter, has sparked controversy www.todayszaman.com 2011.08.29
Taxila Taxila heritage at the mercy of stone-crushers www.thenews.com.pk 2011.08.23
Makli, Thatta Controversy over recent burials at Makli, Thatta www.dawn.com 2011.08.18
Ironbridge Gorge Ironbridge was one of the most visited tourist attractions in England last year with more than 567,000 people paying www.shropshirestar.com 2011.08.17
Acropolis A team of underwater explorers in Greece examined the shipwreck of the Mentor, which sunk in 1802 as it transported marbles from the Parthenon to London www.bloomberg.com 2011.08.16
Canal du Midi Epic beauty of tree-lined Canal du Midi under threat as fungus strikes www.guardian.co.uk 2011.08.14
Lake Turkana Ethiopian officials reject UN calls to suspend controversial dam project affecting Kenya's Lake Turkana www.sudantribune.com 2011.08.12
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty Site found as stone supplier for Ho Dynasty Citadel www.thanhniennews.com 2011.08.08
Humayun's Tomb Restoration work on a lesser known tomb has led to the discovery of the country's oldest "sunken garden" at the complex of Humayun's Tomb www.thehindu.com 2011.08.05
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Two visitors from the Czech Republic were arrested after reportedly making off with six slabs of rock from the Burgess Shale fossil site www.vancouversun.com 2011.08.05
Kathmandu Valley Changunarayan Temple at high risk of landslide www.thehimalayantimes.com 2011.08.04
Hierapolis-Pamukkale Tomb of Jesus' Apostle Found In Hierapolis? news.discovery.com 2011.08.02
Fujisan Japan seeks the registration of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage site in 2013 mdn.mainichi.jp 2011.08.02
Sinharaja Forest Sinharaja under "road-threat" www.sundaytimes.lk 2011.08.01
Gunung Mulu Rare Stromatolites Discovered At Mulu's Deer Cave www.bernama.com 2011.08.01
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Chinese dam project threatens Central America's largest tropical rainforest and Indigenous populations in the Moskitia www.wilderutopia.com 2011.07.28
Lake Turkana UN calls for suspension of giant Ethiopian hydropower dam, said to endanger the existence of Lake Turkana. www.nation.co.ke 2011.07.28
Kinderdijk Kinderdijk windmill no.5 put upright again - cost 1 million EUR (in Dutch) www.ad.nl 2011.07.27
Xanthos-Letoon A Turkish archaeology team has taken over excavations in the ancient city of Xanthos due to the slow progress under the guidance of French teams www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2011.07.27
Palenque Recent interdisciplinary investigations regarding 31 marine fossils found at Palenque reveal that Maya people conceived their beliefs parting from this kind of vestiges, so their idea of the underworld was associated to water. www.artdaily.com 2011.07.27
Caceres France is felling thousands of tress shading the banks of its Canal du Midi, due to a canker stain plague decimating plants along the 17th century marvel of engineering www.telegraph.co.uk 2011.07.27
Preah Vihear Temple Thailand to Comply With Cambodian Temple DMZ Imposed by UN www.bloomberg.com 2011.07.21
Yosemite National Park Yosemite visitors 'presumed dead' in waterfall accident www.bbc.co.uk 2011.07.21
Kaziranga National Park Floodwaters enter Kaziranga, steps taken to protect animals www.worldheritagesite.org 2011.07.20
Olympia Olympia hypothesis: Tsunamis buried the cult site on the Peloponnese www.uni-mainz.de 2011.07.18
Durham Castle and Cathedral Seventh Century St Cuthbert Gospel returns home to Durham www.sunderlandecho.com 2011.07.18
Purnululu National Park Kimberley cattleman started charging tourists for accessing the world heritage listed Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles). www.abc.net.au 2011.07.14
Hampi Security is being stepped up at the UNESCO world heritage site of Hampi and neighbouring ancient site of Anegundi on the banks of the river Tungabhadra with the installation of closed-circuit television cameras ibnlive.in.com 2011.07.11
Jeju Jeju sees positive changes 4 years after its Unesco World Heritage inscription www.jejuweekly.com 2011.07.11
Ningaloo Coast Royal Dutch Shell got permission to drill an exploration well near the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef www.bloomberg.com 2011.07.08
Villa Adriana (Tivoli) Historic Hadrian's villa 'at risk of collapse' www.google.com 2011.07.07
Santiago de Compostela Codex Calixtinus manuscript stolen from Santiago de Compostela - Priceless 12-century manuscript, which contains Europe's first travel guide, went missing from a safe in Spanish cathedral www.guardian.co.uk 2011.07.07
Ancient Thebes 1 / 2 Gallery This week, during their routine excavation work, the French-Egyptian archaeological team working at the Karnak Temple in Luxor uncovered two major monuments. english.ahram.org.eg 2011.07.05
Serengeti Hold the Champagne: Highway to Split Serengeti After All? news.nationalgeographic.com 2011.07.01
Kathmandu Valley Three years after the abolition of monarchy in Nepal, a huge stash of gold and silver ornaments has been found by labourers who were renovating centuries old structure in the old Hanumandhoka Palace complex here news.in.msn.com 2011.06.29
Wadden Sea Hamburg Wadden Sea park declared UNESCO heritage site www.dw-world.de 2011.06.28
Kakadu National Park After more than 30 years, a uranium-rich piece of Aboriginal land near Kakadu National Park has been added to the World Heritage List www.abc.net.au 2011.06.28
(T) Several buildings violating the perimeter of Iranregistering the 1000-year-old monument on UNESCO www.tehrantimes.com 2011.06.26
(T) No heritage tag for Western Ghats www.deccanherald.com 2011.06.26
(T) No heritage tag for Western Ghats www.deccanherald.com 2011.06.26
Wadi Rum Wadi Rum on World Heritage List www.jordantimes.com 2011.06.26
Auschwitz Birkenau Israeli couple held over Auschwitz artefacts theft www.bbc.co.uk 2011.06.26
Ogasawara Islands Ogasawara island chain named as World Heritage site mdn.mainichi.jp 2011.06.26
Primeval Beech Forests German beech forests declared World Heritage Sites www.dw-world.de 2011.06.26
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary After nearly two decades, Manas National Park has got rid of the danger tag that was attached to it by the Unesco's World Heritage Committee way back in 1992 timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.06.23
Durham Castle and Cathedral Durham Heritage site opens £ 1.2m visitor centre www.bbc.co.uk 2011.06.21
Mogao Caves The Mogao Grottoes reopened to visitors Friday after temporarily closing for two days due to torrential rains www.chinadaily.com.cn 2011.06.18
Hallstatt-Dachstein Austrian UNESCO World Heritage village outraged at plans for Chinese copy www.telegraph.co.uk 2011.06.18
Humayun's Tomb Humayun's Tomb gets 16th century makeover timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.06.16
Carlsbad Caverns Wildfires prompt evacuations at Carlsbad Caverns National Park latimesblogs.latimes.com 2011.06.16
Leptis Magna Gaddafi hides rockets, munitions in Leptis Magna www.allvoices.com 2011.06.14
Kathmandu Valley Pashupatinath temple under threat from mice and cockroaches articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.06.14
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Jumbo sighting boost for Manas www.telegraphindia.com 2011.06.12
Ghadames Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi are attacking the western city of Ghadames which boasts a Unesco World Heritage site www.news24.com 2011.06.12
Central Sikhote-Alin The discovery of plans to log key Amur tiger habitat in a proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site has led to a public outcry demanding the cancellation of the logging lease in Russia wwf.panda.org 2011.06.10
Mountain Resort, Chengde Luxury private club built in Chengde Mountain Resort china.globaltimes.cn 2011.06.05
Amsterdam Canal Ring Amsterdam's famed canal belt gets its own museum www.google.com 2011.06.05
Panamá A devastating Unesco report on Panama's Casco Viejo, warns that if the third stage of the Cinta Costera goes ahead, under or around the old city, it will almost certainly lose its valuable World Heritage listing www.newsroompanama.com 2011.06.05
Rapa Nui Sustainable Visitor Center Opens on Easter Island ftnnews.com 2011.06.05
Kaziranga National Park Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga, chop off its horn articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2011.06.05
Pyramids (Memphis) Mysterious markings discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza edition.cnn.com 2011.06.04
Australian Convict Sites Port Arthur Historic Site is celebrating the gift of a significant collection of records and artefacts belonging to a former Commandant at the penal settlement, James Boyd. www.prlog.org 2011.06.04
(T) Tokyo museum's World Heritage hopes shaken www.yomiuri.co.jp 2011.05.29
Ironbridge Gorge £ 80m bill to stop Ironbridge Gorge land slippage www.shropshirestar.com 2011.05.26
Peking Man Site Largest excavation in history launched at Peking Man site english.peopledaily.com.cn 2011.05.25
Dacian Fortresses Romania has recovered more pieces of a valuable ancient treasure which had been stolen from the archaeological site of Sarmisegetusa Regia www.balkans.com 2011.05.13
Istanbul UNESCO science committee approves construction of Haliç metro bridge www.todayszaman.com 2011.05.10
Kew Gardens Kew Gardens given lottery backing to restore glasshouse www.bbc.co.uk 2011.05.10
Churches and Convents of Goa Asbestos threat to Goa basilica's heritage status www.dnaindia.com 2011.05.10
Machu Picchu From lost city of the Incas to tourist trap in 100 years www.independent.co.uk 2011.05.09
Santiniketan (T) UNESCO World heritage site status eludes Shantiniketan www.dnaindia.com 2011.05.07
Rapa Nui New book challenges accepted wisdom about demise of the indigenous civilisation of Easter Island www.independent.co.uk 2011.05.06
Palenque More than 1,000 Year-Old Archaeological Pieces from Palenque Studied and Restored www.artdaily.org 2011.05.06
Mountain Railways of India The 108-yr-old Kandaghat railway station, situated on the world heritage Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway line, was gutted last night as fire broke down after an electric short-circuit at the office building www.himvani.com 2011.05.03
Medina of Marrakesh 15 killed by Marrakech bomb www.independent.co.uk 2011.04.29
Chitwan National Park Increase in One-horned Rhinoceros reported at Chitwan NP whc.unesco.org 2011.04.28
Purnululu National Park Toads threaten World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park au.news.yahoo.com 2011.04.27
Shushtar UNESCO has demanded that Iran explain the situation following the collapse of a portion of the Gargar Bridge at the Shushtar's ancient water system www.tehrantimes.com 2011.04.26
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Palaeontologists claim to have discovered fossils of lizard-like, snail-eating, hammer-teeth marsupials in an ancient fossil field in the Riversleigh World Heritage area www.zeenews.com 2011.04.22
Preah Vihear Temple Thai and Cambodian troops clashed in a disputed border area today, killing at least four soldiers www.bloomberg.com 2011.04.22
Works of Antoni Gaudí A fire inside Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica started by a suspected arsonist force the evacuation more than 1,000 people and caused significant damage in the sacristy www.telegraph.co.uk 2011.04.19
Black River Gorges National Park (T) Mauritius is pushing for the Black River Gorges as a World Heritage Site and has received UNESCO's nod to nominate it on the list news.xinhuanet.com 2011.04.19
Dazu Rock Carvings Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality began constructing a museum for the centuries-old rock carvings of Dazu news.xinhuanet.com 2011.04.18
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus CST renovation is caught in fund paucity tangle www.indianexpress.com 2011.04.16
Medieval Monuments in Kosovo Part of the lead roof of the church of Ljeviska, Mother of God in Prizren has been stolen www.emg.rs 2011.04.16
Thang Long Part of the wall protecting an 11th century UNESCO World Heritage site in Hanoi has been damaged during the construction of a new National Assembly House for Vietnam www.theepochtimes.com 2011.04.14
Quedlinburg Fire damages part of German UNESCO heritage town Quedlinburg www.monstersandcritics.com 2011.04.14
L'viv All historical monuments in Lviv should comply with UNESCO standards by Euro 2012 www.interfax.com.ua 2011.04.12
(T) Work on a BD11 million ($29.2 million) scheme to turn a neighbourhood of Bahrain's Muharraq area into a potential World Heritage Site will begin once the complete budget required is secured www.tradearabia.com 2011.04.10
Zamość Restored Renaissance synagogue to reopen in Zamosc www.mercurynews.com 2011.04.03
Lumbini New Eco-Monastery at Buddha's Birthplace Lumbini coalgeology.com 2011.04.03
Melaka and George Town Lucrative birds banned from Penang www.businessweek.com 2011.04.03
Fossil Hominid Sites Acid won't dissolve Cradle heritage status www.timeslive.co.za 2011.04.03
Drottningholm Bypass threatens world heritage of Drottningholm? www.stockholmnews.com 2011.04.03
Kraków Finnish man could face prison for spraying graffiti on UNESCO World Heritage Site in Poland www.hs.fi 2011.04.03
(T) Brazil proposes Rio de janeiro as WHS for 2012 www.google.com 2011.03.25
Saltaire Scrap metal thieves plunder Saltaire streets www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2011.03.24
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Oil from the wrecked freighter Inaccessible Island oceandoctor.org 2011.03.21
Virunga National Park Congo halts oil exploration in Virunga Park www.afrol.com 2011.03.18
Bamiyan Valley Ancient Buddhas Will Not Be Rebuilt - UNESCO ipsnews.net 2011.03.18
Sukur Screening of The 13 Months of Sukur: Africa's First World Heritage Cultural Landscape www.cochraneeagle.com 2011.03.17
Ancient Nara Yakushiji pagoda open first time in 1,300 years search.japantimes.co.jp 2011.03.10
Phong Nha - Ke Bang The construction of an outdoor museum is blocking and polluting the river that leads to Phong Nha Cave english.vietnamnet.vn 2011.03.10
Te Wahipounamu NZ Quake shakes 30m tonnes of ice off Tasman Glacier www.nzherald.co.nz 2011.03.10
Ha Long Bay Vietnam tourist boat sinking kills 12 in Halong Bay www.bbc.co.uk 2011.03.10
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes The Flint Mines at Spiennes will be closed until 2013 www.minesdespiennes.org 2011.03.10
Preah Vihear Temple Heritage temple hit in shelling, says Cambodia. www.smh.com.au 2011.03.10
Nasca Lines Four British tourists and two Peruvians have been killed in a plane crash see the famous Nazca lines news.sky.com 2010.10.03
Nyero Rockpaintings (T) US Government has donated $37,300 towards the preservation of Nyero rock paintings www.newvision.co.ug 2010.09.30
Serengeti UNESCO fires warning shot over Serengeti Highway www.eturbonews.com 2010.09.30
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Italy Bans Plastic Bottles from World Heritage Park Cinque Terre www.allvoices.com 2010.09.23
Tombs of Buganda Kings World Heritage site Kasubi Tombs to be ready by 2012 www.eturbonews.com 2010.09.23
Old City of Acre Controversial plan envisions homes for Acre's Old City www.haaretz.com 2010.09.19
Tokaji Wine Region UNESCO experts to probe power station project in Tokaj wine region www.caboodle.hu 2010.09.14
Upper Svaneti Georgia's government has launched a major programme to improve transport links to Svaneti www.independent.co.uk 2010.09.14
Te Wahipounamu Nine people, including four foreigners, killed in a skydiving plane crash shortly after takeoff at an airstrip near the Fox Glacier tourist spot on the rugged west coast of New Zealand's South Island. www.google.com 2010.09.12
Kermadec Islands and Marine reserve (T) World Heritage status for Kermadecs soon tvnz.co.nz 2010.09.12
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Terracotta army emerges in its true colors www.chinadaily.com.cn 2010.09.10
Levuka Levuka loses heritage interest www.fijitimes.com 2010.09.09
Moenjodaro Moenjodaro safe from raging floods www.dailytimes.com.pk 2010.08.31
Makli, Thatta Thatta saved from floodwater www.independent.co.uk 2010.08.31
Tlacotalpan Tlacotalpan Threatened by Flood english.cri.cn 2010.08.31
Sigiriya There's a storm raging in Sri Lanka over the depigmentation of ancient frescoes in the rock fortress of Sigiriya timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2010.08.29
(T) Yunju Temple in Fangshan district of Beijing has sat on China's considered list of sites for application to UNESCO's World Heritage List for 17 years, yet there are still no defined plans as to when the country may submit it for consideration life.globaltimes.cn 2010.08.23
Petra Spectacular 2,000-year-old Hellenistic-style wall paintings have been revealed at Petra www.guardian.co.uk 2010.08.22
Potosi Protesting miners trapped some 100 foreign tourists for a week in Potosi www.worldtravelwatch.com 2010.08.13
Sceilg Mhichíl Skelligs settlement may predate monastery www.irishtimes.com 2010.08.11
Muskauer Park Floods hit the UNESCO-protected Fuerst Pueckler Park www.dw-world.de 2010.08.09
Thang Long In the middle of this September 2010, the Thang Long Royal Citadel will open to tourism en.www.info.vn 2010.08.08
Moenjodaro Historic Moenjodaro at risk again by floods www.dailytimes.com.pk 2010.08.07
Teotihuacan A long-sealed tunnel has been found under the ruins of Teotihuacan abcnews.go.com 2010.08.07
Etruscan Necropolises A royal tomb in an Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia has yielded fresh archaeological finds during a summer dig www.upi.com 2010.08.07
Thang Long Royal Citadel declared World Heritage Site www.thanhniennews.com 2010.08.07
Drottningholm Swedish police says a gang of thieves have broken into the Chinese Pavilion, a UNESCO WHS located near Drottningholm Palace www.google.com 2010.08.06
Bikini Atoll Bikini Atoll in Marshall Islands Chosen as World Heritage Site yokwe.net 2010.08.04
Dengfeng The Shaolin Temple ,"World Heritage Site", but overrun by tourists www.speroforum.com 2010.08.04
Australian Convict Sites Indigenous activists have criticised the United Nations for placing Australia's convict sites on the World Heritage List. www.abc.net.au 2010.08.02
Central Highlands Horton Plains Slender Loris pictured for first time www.telegraph.co.uk 2010.07.31
Papahanaumokuakea Designation of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as UNESCO World Heritage Site www.state.gov 2010.07.31
Rainforests of the Atsinanana World Heritage Committee inscribes Rainforests of Atsinanana (Madagascar) on List of World Heritage in Danger whc.unesco.org 2010.07.31
Everglades World Heritage Committee inscribes Everglades National Park on List of World Heritage in Danger whc.unesco.org 2010.07.31
Upper Middle Rhine Valley A plan to build a bridge across the Rhine valley has been given the go-ahead by world heritage panelists. UNESCO says that project can take place without a threat to the status of Germany's world-famous Lorelei rock. www.dw-world.de 2010.07.30
Gelati Monastery World Heritage Committee inscribes Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) on List of World Heritage in Danger whc.unesco.org 2010.07.29
Galapagos Islands List of World Heritage in Danger: World Heritage Committee removes Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) www.unesco.org 2010.07.29
Tombs of Buganda Kings List of World Heritage in Danger: World Heritage Committee inscribes the Tombs of Buganda Kings (Uganda) www.unesco.org 2010.07.29
Petra Archaeologists have made two major tomb discoveries at the ancient city of Petra heritage-key.com 2010.07.28
Longmen Grottoes Flooded Longmen Grottoes Re-open to Tourists english.cri.cn 2010.07.27
(T) Hahoe Village in dilemma over UNESCO designation www.koreatimes.co.kr 2010.07.27
Turaif Quarter ICOMOS had shown technical reservations about Al-Dir'iya, but the Saudi permanent representative is continuing his efforts to have Al-Dir'iya included. www.saudigazette.com.sa 2010.07.25
Macquarie Island An ambitious plan to eradicate rabbits, mice and rats from Macquarie Island has been put on hold because of bad weather.A team of 20 experts left for the island in May, with the aim of exterminating the pests during winter by dropping baits strategically across the island from a helicopter. news.smh.com.au 2010.07.22
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Scientists have discovered a cave filled with 15-million-year-old fossils of prehistoric marsupials in Riversleigh, a rare find that has revealed some surprising similarities between the creatures and modern-day kangaroos and koalas www.npr.org 2010.07.17
(T) Ogasawara lizard traps easing sticky situation www.asahi.com 2010.07.14
Willandra Lakes A new visitor centre at the Mungo National Park is set to open www.abc.net.au 2010.07.14
Mexico City and Xochimilco Specialists restored 40 square meters of a 17th century mural painting discovered in the subsoil of Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. www.artdaily.org 2010.07.02
Brugge Inspection by Unesco leaves Brugge with lots of suggestions for improvement www.nieuwsblad.be 2010.06.27
Brugge Inspection by Unesco leaves Brugge with lots of suggestions for improvement www.nieuwsblad.be 2010.06.27
Altamira Cave Spain to reopen Caves of Altamira despite warnings www.google.com 2010.06.26
Istanbul Istanbul teeters on brink of UNESCO's troubled list www.hurriyetdailynews.com 2010.06.26
Mahabodhi Temple Complex Eight years after the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar was declared a World Heritage Site, Unesco is unhappy with its management for flouting safety and maintenance guidelines. www.hindustantimes.com 2010.06.26
Sun Temple, Konarak The Sun Temple at Konark was knee deep in water following torrential rains, threatening the structure and disappointing tourists. www.ptinews.com 2010.06.26
Stonehenge 20,000 attend Stonehenge Solstice www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk 2010.06.25
My Son Master plan for My Son english.vovnews.vn 2010.06.25
(T) Lobe Falls proposed for classification as World Heritage Site during the Sub Regional Periodic Evaluation meeting of the World Heritage organisation that was held in Yaounde. www.crtv.cm 2010.06.24
(T) Tarrafal candidacy for 2011 or 2012 dn.sapo.pt 2010.06.17
(T) Vying for World Heritage nomination: Lenggong Valley in 2011 bernama.com.my 2010.06.17
(T) Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park to be nominated for World Heritage Site in 2012 www.ammsa.com 2010.06.15
Palenque Recent interdisciplinary investigations regarding 31 marine fossils found at Palenque reveal that Maya people found these fossils to be the convincing proof of the land being covered by the sea long time ago www.artdaily.org 2010.06.13
(T) Al Ain being assessed and will be reviewed in the summer of next year. www.thenational.ae 2010.06.13
(T) IUCN to visit Ogasawara Islands aiming for registration in 2011 www.yomiuri.co.jp 2010.06.12
(T) Turkey nominates Ephesus ancient city to the World's Heritage List www.balkans.com 2010.06.10
Valletta The picturesque capital of Valletta is getting a $122.4 million makeover that will radically alter the historic entrance to the World Heritage listed city www.csmonitor.com 2010.06.09
Altamira Cave Spain to reopen Caves of Altamira despite warnings www.google.com 2010.06.09
Sydney Opera House Premier Kristina Keneally has unveiled a $152 million upgrade of the Sydney Opera House - the biggest building works on the site since its October 1973 opening www.aussietheatre.com.au 2010.06.07
New Lanark New Lanark attraction in line for £ 700,000 boost www.scotsman.com 2010.06.06
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs Pécs World Heritage site damaged by rain www.caboodle.hu 2010.06.04
Quirigua Damage to the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua as a result of tropical storm Agatha whc.unesco.org 2010.06.02
Sceilg Mhichíl Tourists warned about dangers of visiting Skellig Michael www.irishcentral.com 2010.06.01
Great Wall Great Wall of China's strength "comes from sticky rice" www.telegraph.co.uk 2010.05.31
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Burgess Shale fossil site near Alberta border turns out to be older than previously thought www.calgaryherald.com 2010.05.27
Tombs of Buganda Kings Reconstruction of Kasubi Tombs in Kampala begins www.eturbonews.com 2010.05.25
St. Petersburg Medvedev turns attentive ear to critics of Gazprom tower in St. Petersburg www.itar-tass.com 2010.05.23
Qadisha Valley UNESCO Threatens to Remove Qadisha Valley from World Heritage List www.naharnet.com 2010.05.20
Palenque The New World's earliest known example of engineered water pressure was discovered in the Mayan city of Palenque news.discovery.com 2010.05.19
Rome Chunks of mortar fall off Rome's Colosseum www.google.com 2010.05.19
Rapa Nui Archaeologists have disproved the 50-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous stone statues were moved around Easter Island www.eurekalert.org 2010.05.19
Ancient Thebes Colossal statue of Thoth discovered at temple of Amenhotep III in Luxor www.independent.co.uk 2010.05.19
Dja Faunal Reserve Cameroon panic as elephants escape Dja Faunal Reserve news.bbc.co.uk 2010.05.16
Sigiriya An insect menace in Sigiriya ancient rock fortress in Sri Lanka has sparked controversy with the environmentalists and authorities arguing over the removal of wasps www.colombopage.com 2010.05.16
Hamad Town Tumuli Moundfield (T) 62 burial mounds near Hamad Town saved from bulldozers www.gulf-daily-news.com 2010.05.16
(T) West Lake to be Included in the 2011 UNESCO World Heritage List, according to Xinhua News www.echinacities.com 2010.04.28
Thang Long Officials confirm that the Old Quarter of Hanoi will not be submitted to UNESCO. english.vietnamnet.vn 2010.04.20
Aldabra Atoll Aldabra Atoll adds Ramsar to their World Heritage Site status www.eturbonews.com 2010.04.20
Fossil Hominid Sites Hundreds of people want to build shacks near the Sterkfontein caves at the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site, where a new hominid species was recently discovered www.news24.com 2010.04.19
Santiniketan (T) Santiniketan is India's choice for world heritage site www.dnaindia.com 2010.04.17
Great Barrier Reef Australian authorities arrested the crew of a Chinese freighter for gouging a two-mile scar across the Great Barrier Reef after taking an illegal shortcut across the World Heritage Site. www.earthweek.com 2010.04.16
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary An endangered Royal Bengal tiger that strayed near a village in Assam, India was rescued early last week and later released in Manas National Park, becoming the first tiger released to the wild in this World Heritage Site. www.redorbit.com 2010.04.09
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Blaenavon World Heritage Site gets www.newswales.co.uk 2010.04.08
Rome Ceiling collapse at Nero's golden palace in Rome news.bbc.co.uk 2010.03.31
Liverpool Underground Liverpool dock uncovered www.clickliverpool.com 2010.03.29
Bisotun Archaeologists will carry out an archaeological research on Bistun to unearth a settlement date back to the third Iranian dynasty, the Arsacids www.cais-soas.com 2010.03.26
Brugge Brugge under Unesco scrutiny because of new development www.nieuwsblad.be 2010.03.26
Peninsula Valdes Die-Off of Whales in Argentina's Patagonia Region Sparks Alarm www.laht.com 2010.03.21
Fraser Island Fraser Island Campers Harass Dingoes, Dingoes Bite, Campsites Close www.worldtravelwatch.com 2010.03.18
Tombs of Buganda Kings Buganda's royal tombs in Kasubi burnt newvision.co.ug 2010.03.17
Changdeokgung Palace Complex Changdeok Palace to Open for Business Meetings english.chosun.com 2010.03.15
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian's Wall lights up to mark 1600th anniversary of the end of Roman rule www.dailymail.co.uk 2010.03.15
Thessalonika A large early Christian Basilica and an important late Byzantine period building were unearthed at a same number of Thessaloniki metro construction sites over the recent period. www.ana-mpa.gr 2010.03.14
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu to reopen March 29: official www.google.com 2010.03.13
Tarraco Archaeological find Roman baths unearthed in Tarragona www.barcelonareporter.com 2010.03.10
Virunga National Park DRC troops killed seven hippopotamuses, four elephants and six monkeys, including two chimpanzees, last month at Virunga www.news24.com 2010.03.09
Valparaiso Significant structural damage in Valparaiso at the La Matriz church and the Port market place whc.unesco.org 2010.03.05
Jelling Modern glass casings will protect and preserve Denmark's 10th century Jelling Stones from the elements www.cphpost.dk 2010.03.05
Camagüey The works to turn Calle Maceo into a boulevard, a project included in the Management Plan for the area declared World Heritage Site, will start next March 1st in Camag www.cubaheadlines.com 2010.03.02
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Joggins Fossil Cliffs continuing to show strong tourism numbers www.amherstdaily.com 2010.03.01
Valparaiso Chile earthquake damages unique world heritage city of Valparaiso www.examiner.com 2010.03.01
Timbuktu 15 Dead In Mali After Timbuktu Mosque Stampede www.cbsnews.com 2010.02.28
Nasca Lines Seven killed in light plane crash near the Nazca Lines www.heraldsun.com.au 2010.02.26
Lamu Old Town Lack of fresh water threatens Lamu www.frostillustrated.com 2010.02.25
Istanbul Istanbul's traditional wooden houses under threat www.todayszaman.com 2010.02.25
Olympic National Park Olympic National Park plans 240-acre expansion to protect sockeye salmon habitat www.peninsuladailynews.com 2010.02.24
Saltaire Saltaire to get tourist office at last www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk 2010.02.20
Meknes Dozens die in Meknes minaret collapse news.bbc.co.uk 2010.02.20
Carthage Study debunks millennia-old claims of systematic infant sacrifice in ancient Carthage www.eurekalert.org 2010.02.18
Angkor Cambodia Discovers Drainage System at Bayon Temple english.cri.cn 2010.02.17
Cahokia Mounds Archaeologists uncover Stone Age copper workshop near Monk's Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site www.bnd.com 2010.02.17
Panamá Panama City Of Casco Viejo Undergoing Massive Infrastructure Improvement www.nuwireinvestor.com 2010.02.17
Works of Antoni Gaudí A UNESCO committee visited the Sagrada Familia to ascertain the safety of the AVE project www.barcelonareporter.com 2010.02.12
Kew Gardens Kew gardens may be forced to close world's largest Victorian glasshouse www.guardian.co.uk 2010.02.12
Caral-Supe Visits to Caral increase to 50,385 people, some 8,000 more visitors compared to the previous year. www.andina.com.pe 2010.02.08
Preah Vihear Temple Thailand's Prime Minister stood firm that his government would not give up the contested 1.8 square miles area adjacent to the ancient Preah Vihear temple to Cambodia www.mcot.net 2010.02.08
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu May Be Closed for Months www.worldtravelwatch.com 2010.02.07
(T) Archaeologists in Mahasthangarh archaeological site have recently discovered an ancient city gate, used as the city's entrance at least 1,500 years ago. www.thedailystar.net 2010.02.07
Stonehenge Survey of landscape suggests Stonehenge was surrounded by two circular hedges www.guardian.co.uk 2010.02.06
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda has started work on habituating another mountain gorilla group to humans in order to expand safaris in its famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park www.gadling.com 2010.02.01
Humayun's Tomb The eight canopies on the dome of Humayun's Tomb will be restored as per the original Mughal design and architecture timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2010.01.31
Machu Picchu Evacuations Underway for 2000 Tourists Stranded Near Machu Picchu by Floods, Landslides www.worldtravelwatch.com 2010.01.27
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras An international non-profit has donated a $1 million hydropower plant to help stop the deterioration of the Philippine rice terraces www.allheadlinenews.com 2010.01.23
Giant's Causeway The long-awaited visitors' centre at Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site has taken a "giant" step forward, thanks to £ 3m funding from the Lottery www.colerainetimes.co.uk 2010.01.23
Centre historique de Jacmel (T) Extensive damage in Jacmel from Haiti earthquake whc.unesco.org 2010.01.21
National History Park The National History Park appears to have been largely spared by the Haiti earthquake whc.unesco.org 2010.01.21
Stone Town of Zanzibar Zanzibar Power Blackout to Last Until Feb. 20 www.worldtravelwatch.com 2010.01.20
Lake Baikal Revival of Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill may damage Russia's image en.rian.ru 2010.01.19
(T) Chandigarhhas led to a raging debate in the city timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2010.01.16
Québec Canada's Economic Action Plan at work in the historic district of Old-Quebec www.marketwire.com 2010.01.16
Lord Howe Island Authorities on Lord Howe are planning an ambitious program to rid the World Heritage-listed site of its rat population www.heraldsun.com.au 2010.01.14
Auschwitz Birkenau Swede charged over Auschwitz sign theft www.thelocal.se 2010.01.14
Sundarbans National Park India to spend Rs 200 crore for tiger conservation for the development of Sundarbans biosphere sify.com 2010.01.14
Palmyra Important Archaeological Findings in Ancient Palmyra www.english.globalarabnetwork.com 2010.01.13
Chan Chan Peru Teens Vandalize Cultural Site Chan Chan, Upload Misdeeds to YouTube www.laht.com 2010.01.10
Uluru Ban on tourists climbing Australia's Uluru ruled out - for now uk.reuters.com 2010.01.08
Ningaloo Coast Ningaloo Reef for a World Heritage listing. news.smh.com.au 2010.01.06
Macao The first tourist bus between the two Chinese World Cultural Heritage destinations of Macau and Kaiping is now operating twice a day www.chinahospitalitynews.com 2010.01.04
Kaiping Diaolou The first tourist bus between the two Chinese World Cultural Heritage destinations of Macau and Kaiping is now operating twice a day www.chinahospitalitynews.com 2010.01.04
Virunga National Park DR Congo volcano eruption threatens rare chimpanzees news.bbc.co.uk 2010.01.03
Tasmanian Wilderness At least eight bushfires are burning in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area after an electrical storm crossed the state on New Year's Eve news.smh.com.au 2010.01.03
Great Smoky Mountains Century-old A.M.E. Zion church given to Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center www.thedailytimes.com 2009.12.26
Hampi Hampi ravaged by man and nature timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2009.12.23
Auschwitz Birkenau Poland Probes Foreign Link In Auschwitz Theft www.nytimes.com 2009.12.22
Cape Floral Region Row over ads on Table Mountain www.iol.co.za 2009.12.22
Canaima National Park Chávez renames Venezuela's Angel Falls www.rnw.nl 2009.12.21
Mijikenda Kaya Forests After centuries of keeping the Mijikenda sacred forests out of bounds, the forests will now open up to the public through eco-tourism projects www.nation.co.ke 2009.12.21
Auschwitz Birkenau Auschwitz death camp sign stolen news.bbc.co.uk 2009.12.18
Keoladeo National Park The Keoladeo National Park is in the danger of losing its Unesco World Heritage Site status if the state government fails to build a drain to bring water into the reserve. timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2009.12.17
Volcanoes of Kamchatka Bezymyanny volcano eruption starts on Kamchatka www.itar-tass.com 2009.12.17
Haeinsa Temple Korea will celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the "Tripitaka Koreana" through a 45-day Buddhist cultural festival in 2011. www.koreatimes.co.kr 2009.12.15
Boyana Church Donation Campaign for Boyana Church paper.standartnews.com 2009.12.13
Kakadu National Park Kakadu National Park will be re-introducing entry charges for visitors from April 2010 www.australiamagazine.co.uk 2009.12.13
Maritime Greenwich Parts of Greenwich park to be closed for years for Olympic works www.telegraph.co.uk 2009.12.13
Koguryo Tombs Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama, advocate of Koguryo murals WHS, dies joongangdaily.joins.com 2009.12.13
Galapagos Islands Galapagos under pressure from tourism and urban growth www.independent.co.uk 2009.12.13
Maloti-Drakensberg Park Feathers fly over tarring of Sani Pass. Opponents claim tarring the road in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park will destroy the spectacular scenery and sense of wilderness at Sani Pass and chase away tourists. www.timeslive.co.za 2009.12.13
Preah Vihear Temple Preah Vihear site set for restoration news.bbc.co.uk 2009.12.13
Great Wall Gold miners held over damage to China's Great Wall www.google.com 2009.12.13
Sukur World treasure Sukur groans under neglect www.sunnewsonline.com 2009.12.13
Virunga National Park Orphaned gorillas returned to Virunga blogs.nationalgeographic.com 2009.12.05
Pompei Pompeii in Google Street View news.bbc.co.uk 2009.12.05
Rammelsberg and Goslar Monuments in Goslar and Rammelsberg to be renovated for 9.4 million EUR www.cellesche-zeitung.de 2009.12.05
Tsodilo Tsodilo community to improve heritage site as a tourism area www.gov.bw 2009.11.26
Niokolo-Koba National Park Niokolo Koba Park in peril www.afriquejet.com 2009.11.25
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Alberta to look for extension of Rocky Mountain Parks WHS by adding nearby provincial parks and other protected lands www.google.com 2009.11.24
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Plans have been unveiled to create a spectacular line of light from coast to coast, along the length of Hadrian's Wall hnn.us 2009.11.22
Taxila Taliban suffocate Pakistan Buddhist heritage at Taxila www.google.com 2009.11.22
Jongmyo Shrine The plan to build a skyscraper in front of Jongmyo was this week derailed after the latest intervention of the Cultural Heritage Administration www.koreatimes.co.kr 2009.11.21
(T) WHS bid for the twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow, originally scheduled for submission in February 2010, will now be submitted in February 2011. news.bbc.co.uk 2009.11.18
Canterbury Damage caused by Oliver Cromwell's army 350 years ago is threatening to ruin the tomb of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral www.telegraph.co.uk 2009.11.14
Nessebar Archaeologists Unearth More Valuable Finds in Nesebar www.balkantravellers.com 2009.11.14
City of Bath Bath saves its world heritage status ... just www.guardian.co.uk 2009.11.14
Greater Blue Mountains Councils want to charge tourists for visits to the Blue Mountains www.news.com.au 2009.11.14
Ancient Thebes Egypt to start restoration of tomb Tutankhamen news.xinhuanet.com 2009.11.14
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is being drained and cleaned ahead of next year's tourist season www.shropshirestar.com 2009.11.14
Great Wall China probes mining firm over Great Wall damage in Inner Mongolia www.timeslive.co.za 2009.11.12
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Reopening of Manas postponed www.assamtribune.com 2009.11.03
Robben Island Robben Island is 'under threat' from rabbits and deer news.bbc.co.uk 2009.11.01
Dorset and East Devon Coast New fossil found in Jurassic Coast makes pliosaur biggest predator among the dinosaurs www.nydailynews.com 2009.10.28
Ningaloo Coast set for World Heritage nomination www.watoday.com.au 2009.10.21
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Bhutan's help sought for restoring Manas National Park www.ptinews.com 2009.10.21
New Lanark New Scottish £ 20 notes enter circulation featuring Robert the Bruce one side, and the historic mill house New Lanark on the other www.bankingtimes.co.uk 2009.10.21