Danger listing for Indonesia’s Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
The need to mobilize support and raise awareness to overcome threats facing the 2.5 million hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra has led the World Heritage Committee to place the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra , inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2004 for its biodiversity, has been placed on the Danger List to help overcome threats posed by poaching, illegal logging, agricultural encroachment, and plans to build roads through the site.
The decision was taken by the World Heritage Committee holding its 35th session in Paris.
World Heritage Properties
- 35th session of the Committee Jun 19, 2011 - Jun 29, 2011
- Twenty-five new properties inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List which now numbers 936 Tuesday, June 28, 2011
- Barbados enters World Heritage List with Bridgetown and its Garrison; Hiraizumi (Japan) and Germany’s Beech Forests also inscribed Saturday, June 25, 2011
- World Heritage Committee inscribes five new sites in Colombia, Sudan, Jordan, Italy and Germany Saturday, June 25, 2011
- Successful preservation of India's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary enables withdrawal from the List of World Heritage in Danger Tuesday, June 21, 2011