Posts Tagged ‘ UNESCO Endangered list ’

The heritage of Timbuktu

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Yet again we find that irreplaceable heritage is being destroyed in a war that will damage the future of a country and its people where tourism is only just beginning. This time it is Mali and the city is Timbuktu. UPDATE: 6 July 2012. Associated press now says that 90% of the Sufi tombs are now destroyed. Now the Ansar Dine claims…



The Everglades, Madagascar and the Galapagos

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By

As one goes off another returns.
Last week, in Brasilia, UNESCO met to approve a new list of additions to its World Heritage Register. There were lots of additions and announcements and we’ll have a fuller review after the meeting is over on Tuesday.. There are two announcements though, about places that nearly everyone will know.
Sad to relate that the Florida Everglades have returned to being listed as endangered on the UNESCO list of heritage sites in danger. In addition the tropical forests of Madagascar have been added as well. But the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu have been taken off as UNESCO views the efforts by Ecuador and Peru to safeguard them as succeeding.