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World Heritage

n°47 - October 2007
World Heritage n°47

In Focus

  • New World Heritage sites 2007 Twenty-two sites were added to the World Heritage List during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Christchurch, New Zealand, bringing the total of inscribed sites to 851 (p.4)
  • uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park, South Africa (p.20)
  • Vegaøyan, Norway (P.26)
  • Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina (p. 29)
  • Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Nigeria (p. 32)
  • Zamość, Poland (p. 34)
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam (p. 42)
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania (p.48)


  • Impact of tourism on World Heritage sites. Survey by the National Geographic Centre for Sustainable Destinations. (p.54)
    From our Advisory Bodies
  • Challenges of expanding and conserving marine World Heritage. (p. 46)


  • Interview with Mrs Françoise Rivière, Assistant Director-General for Culture at UNESCO (p.62)

  • A global network of forest protected areas; Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage meets in Chengdu, China (p.75)


Preservation (pp. 80-86)

  • Oman’s Arabian Sanctuary first site to be delisted;
  • Protecting Esfahan;
  • Torrential landslide at Kamchatka;
  • Restoration and management at Kizhi Pogost

Sites in Danger(pp. 88-92)

  • Dresden kept on Danger List with warning;
  • Oil boom and preservation in Azerbaijan;
  • Poaching and killing of endangered species

Outreach (pp. 94-100)

  • Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum in New Zealand;
  • Prince Charles inaugurates World Heritage site;
  • Patrimonito in Ethiopia and the Russian Federation

In Print & Online (p.102)

  • A selection of books, brochures or publications, press articles and multimedia dedicated to World Heritage.


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