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Great Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger', UN committee recommends

June 22, 2021 12:38 pm

Australia has for years been battling to keep the Great Barrier Reef, a major tourist attraction that supports thousands of jobs, off the "in danger" list, a step that could potentially lead towards its eventual removal as a World Heritage Site.

Changes to Istanbul's Hagia Sophia could trigger heritage review – UNESCO

July 10, 2020 1:09 pm

The World Heritage site was at the centre of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim Ottoman empires and is today one of Turkey’s most visited monuments.

China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

August 20, 2017 1:42 pm

The newly installed cameras will provide real-time monitoring and provide a record of events as evidence. If anyone is found to be vandalising the wall, they will be banned from visiting again, reported to the police and fined.

Japan museum to be registered as World Heritage Site

May 19, 2016 12:45 pm

The main building of Japan's National Museum of Western Art is scheduled to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July.

Environmentalists push for declaration of Ganga as World Heritage

April 22, 2015 11:32 am

"Now we will petition the PM to pursue the case," said

At Aapravasi Ghat, echoes of suffering, a fight for recognition

March 13, 2015 3:30 am

An Indian and Mauritian recall struggle to get World Heritage Site status for the landing point of indentured labour.

Let’s restore Darjeeling railway, Gowda writes to Mamata

August 06, 2014 10:05 am

The famous Darjeeling “toy train” between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri remains the only Indian railway with UNESCO world heritage tag.

Home to monuments, Mehrauli park set for facelift

July 01, 2014 4:25 am

Park has over 21 listed monuments protected by ASI and Delhi State Archaeology Department.

Rani-ki-Vav gets World Heritage tag

June 23, 2014 3:52 am

Rani-ki-Vav, a unique kind of Indian subterranean architectural structure, marks the zenith in the evolution of stepwells in India.

Assam seeks advice to protect rhinos

May 21, 2014 2:04 am

This follows a Gauhati High Court order in March asking the authorities to come up with concrete steps to protect the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, a highly endangered species.