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Aus claims substantial progress on reef protection

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 12:28

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Delay in declaring Majuli island world heritage site

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:22

The delay for the World Heritage Site tag to Majuli river island in Assam was due to non receipt of required documents from the central government, UNESCO-Country Director Shiregu Aoyogi said Wednesday.

Extinct `Godzilla` platypus found in Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:51

A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a "Godzilla" like monster.

Climate change makes farmers go retro style

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 16:04

Climate change is inspiring farmers in Sundarbans to dig into their history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.

`India has one of the richest repositories of heritage`: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 22:53

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India has one of the richest repositories of heritage anywhere in the world and it is critical that attempts are made to find practical and innovative ways to preserve and maintain this heritage.

Vagaries of nature driving Sundarban villagers mad

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 16:51

A number of environmental threats including that of climate change and man-animal conflict are driving villagers in Sundarban islands towards madness and even suicide.

Taj Mahal to be adopted under Clean India campaign

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:11

The Taj Mahal, a Unesco World Heritage site, will be adopted under the Clean India Campaign, the tourism ministry and Agra officials said Tuesday.

US politician proposes bill for park in the moon

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 19:36

A US politician has asked law-makers to support a national historical park on the moon that would make Neil Armstrong`s first footprints a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

German baroque water park makes splash on UNESCO list

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:51

With its Hercules statue towering above a massive water cascade, romantic gardens and castle, Germany`s Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe has long been a marvel of baroque landscape design.

Italy`s Mount Etna gains World Heritage status

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 10:06

One of the world`s most active volcanoes, Italy`s Mount Etna, has been named a World Heritage Site at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) here Friday.

Interpretation centre inaugurated at Jantar Mantar

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 18:13

An interpretation centre was inaugurated today at Jantar Mantar observatory here to enable visitors get a clear idea of various astronomical instruments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1800-yr-old metal spheres excavated beneath Mexican pyramid

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 15:56

Archaeologists, using a camera-equipped robot, have discovered hundreds of enigmatic, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City.