Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Aus claims substantial progress on reef protection

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".

Extinct `Godzilla` platypus found in Australia

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.

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

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.

1800-yr-old metal spheres excavated beneath Mexican pyramid

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

Great Barrier Reef may be stripped of world heritage status

The Great Barrier Reef near Australia could be stripped of its heritage status and placed on a UN list of world treasures in danger if action is not taken to better protect the natural icon.

Western Ghats: K`taka govt defers taking decision on heritage tag

Karnataka Government today deferred taking any decision on the UNESCO declaring 10 locations of Western Ghats in the state as heritage spots.

Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.

India welcomes UN’s recognition of Western Ghats

India welcomed the World Heritage Committee`s decision to include the Western Ghats in the list of world heritage sites by the UNESCO.

China fossil site in World Heritage list

A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Xinhua reported.

UN designates Western Ghats as world heritage site

India`s 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations.

Islamists attack Timbuktu world heritage site

The attack was reportedly carried out by the Ansar Dine movement, which believes the shrines are idolatrous.

Mali: Islamist attacks saint`s tomb in Timbuktu

The act threatens to raise tensions that have been building between residents and the Islamists who occupied Timbuktu in April.

UNESCO adds Australia, Kenya to beauty spots

The heritage sites include Ningaloo Coast in Western Australia, Japan`s Ogasawara Islands and the Kenya Lake System in the Rift Valley province.

Jaipur`s Jantar Mantar now a world heritage site

India has added the 18th century Jantar Mantar in Jaipur to its list of UNESCO`s World Heritage sites July 31 after winning a bid in the race for inscription at Brasilia last week, a top ASI official said Wednesday.