Tuesday, June 19, 2007
UNESCO launches the re-erection project of the Aksum Obelisk
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre today signed the contract with Lattanzi SRL construction company to begin the re-erection of the Aksum obelisk. Also ...
Friday, June 8, 2007
Virunga National Park: Mountain gorillas remain target for armed groups
On Friday June 8, 2007, a female gorilla was shot in the southern sector of Virunga National Park, and her 3-month old baby was found sitting on her ...
Friday, June 8, 2007
Agreement to Eradicate Rabbits on Macquarie Island
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have today reached an agreement to jointly fund the eradication of rodent pests on Macquarie Island, ...
Monday, June 4, 2007
Torrential landslide at the Kamchatka Volcanoes World Heritage Site
The World Heritage Centre expresses its deep concern after a torrential landslide of snow, mud, stones, trees and vegetation at the Geyser Valley in ...
Friday, June 1, 2007
Annual Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award Winners Announced
The European Commission (DG EAC) and Europa Nostra, the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, has announced the laureates of the annual ...
Friday, June 1, 2007
Committee to review 45 candidates for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee will consider requests for the inscription of 45 new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List when it meets for its 31st ...
Thursday, May 31, 2007
‘Managing Rock Art World Heritage Sites’ Workshop Held
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Centro Camuno per i Studi Preistorici (CCSP) and the Ministero per i Beni et le Attività ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Fire on Cutty Sark, of Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site
The World Heritage Centre expresses its deep concern after the fire on the Cutty Sark tea clipper, part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site ...
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
First Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
At its first session in Algiers (Algeria), November 2006, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Inauguration of a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China
The Government of China will launch a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China. The inauguration ...
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Prince of Wales inaugurates World Heritage site of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
The Prince of Wales received the UNESCO certificate for the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape during the inscription ceremony on 10 May 2007 at ...
Friday, May 11, 2007
Director of World Heritage Centre Delivers 4th Dinos Leventis Memorial Lecture in Cyprus
Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, travelled to Nicosia, Cyprus, from May 8-10, 2007 to deliver the 4th Dinos ...
Thursday, May 3, 2007
“World Heritage Memory Net” is coming soon!
In November 2006, the World Heritage Centre signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to ...
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Director-General urges systematic measures to end poaching and killing of endangered animals in Democratic Republic of Congo World Heritage Sites
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has written to Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and to ...
Friday, April 20, 2007
CAWHFI Steering Committee validates the annual action plan: Sustainable management of ecological landscapes and reinforced collaboration between stakeholders
The annual steering committee of the Central Africa World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI) took place in Libreville on March 21-22, 2007 under the ...
Thursday, April 19, 2007
UNESCO sends mission to assess the state of conservation of Machu Picchu World Heritage Site
UNESCO will send a mission to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Peru, in view of concerns by the World Heritage Committee for the conservation ...
Monday, April 16, 2007
UNESCO Mission confirms threat to Galápagos Islands
A UNESCO mission has confirmed serious threats to the Galápagos National Park and Marine Reserve and welcomed ambitious measures announced by the ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007
UNESCO-IUCN Mission to Galápagos Islands World Heritage Site
A UNESCO World Heritage Centre/World Conservation Union (IUCN) mission is currently in Ecuador (April 8-12, 2007) at the request of the World Heritage ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Rapid Response Facility for World Heritage Biodiversity Sites Exceeds Target
In its recently released first annual report, the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) Secretariat announced that it has taken an average of less than 6 days ...
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Climate change threatens UNESCO World Heritage sites
The threats posed by climate change to natural and cultural sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List are outlined in a new UNESCO publication, "Case ...