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UNESCO wants to declare Marine Drive as World Heritage Site; Mumbai disagrees

Residents of Mumbai's Marine Drive are unhappy with the nomination of Marine Drive to be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sep 07, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

An expert on the Great Wall, Dong Yaohui, says many of the scratches were left by tourists in the 1980s to 1990s when people were less aware of the importance of ancient monument protection, and preventative measures were far from effective.

Aug 20, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Australia`s management of the Great Barrier Reef has come under sustained criticism amid the biggest ever coral die-off as a result of the strongest El Nino in 20 years, a weather event that scientists believe is exacerbated by climate change.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Support UNESCO to develop Chilika as World Heritage site: Dharmendra Pradhan

UNESCO has also proposed to set up a world class conservation centre with climate change observatory and state-of-art data and monitoring facilities.

Jun 20, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

May 10, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, toll reaches 15

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers today in Kaziranga National Park in Assam taking the toll to 15 this year, a forest department official said.

Nov 16, 2016, 20:06 PM IST

Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines

Mahdi was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

Aug 23, 2016, 00:56 AM IST

Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2016, 00:41 AM IST