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UNESCO - World Heritage
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre can now be ordered from the World Heritage Centre website.
The featured image on the map presents the Fujian Tulou World Heritage property in China, country hosting the next extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2021.
This poster-sized wall map features all 1,121 World Heritage properties and is illustrated with magnificent photos and explanatory captions. It ...
Samstag, 28.11.2020, 06:00
IUCN Protected Areas and World Commission on Protected Areas are proud to announce the new International Ranger Awards, developed in collaboration with the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies.
People need nature, wild places and green spaces, for our health and well-being, and for our water, air and food. Rangers are the people who care for those places and for those who need and enjoy them. 
Rangers are women, men, government staff, ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) supported an on-site firefighting training on 7 December 2020 for local communities and site management at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi World Heritage site in Uganda organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Department of Museums and Monuments.
The training is part of an ongoing HEF project for "Post-fire emergency assistance for the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Uganda” ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
On 3 December 2020, climate experts and local management teams from the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites met online in an effort to accelerate replication of initial successes in assessing climate vulnerability. 
The online meeting was the fourth edition in a new digital exchange platform that was launched by the World Heritage Centre in March 2020.During the meeting, experts from Australia's James Cook University presented a newly developed rapid assessment tool called the ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
At dawn on Friday 04 December 2020, the Tapoa base at the entrance to the W natural park in Niger was the target of a deadly attack that claimed the lives of two park officials. UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre, strongly condemns this attack, which comes in a global context already weakened by a health crisis due to COVID-19. 
"This armed attack fills us with deep sadness and immense pain," said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre expresses concerns over on-going bushfires at Fraser Island World Heritage area in Australia, the largest sand island in the world, and solidarity with the people affected by the blaze.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving expressions of concern over the possible impact of the bushfire on the World Heritage property "Fraser Island”. The property, located just off the east coast of Australia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and ...
Donnerstag, 3.12.2020, 22:00
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the five field offices in the African region (Abuja, Dakar, Harare, Nairobi and Yaoundé) and the African World Heritage Fund has organised four online workshops, between 27 November and 3 December 2020, with site managers from each of the African sub-regions in order to share and discuss the preliminary outcomes of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, submitted by the States Parties last July. The four sessions have been planned as ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 25 November 2020, the World Heritage Centre held an 'Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of the World Heritage in Danger' to support Libya in drafting the desired state of conservation and corrective measures for the eventual removal of Old Town of Ghadamès from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The online meeting brought together representatives of Libyan authorities, site managers of the five World Heritage properties in Libya, ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Mittwoch, 2.12.2020, 06:00
Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change, including the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, assessed as having a "critical” outlook for the first time.
"Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world's most precious places, and we owe it to future ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
Workshops were organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the UNESCO Khartoum Office aiming at developing a sustainable tourism strategy for the World Heritage Site of Gebal Barkal and the Napatan Region.
In this context, between 9 and 13 March 2020, a mission team conducted a site visit to all the components of the serial property and steered various consultations with the local communities around the World Heritage Site, in order to give them an opportunity to ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Reporting on Natural Heritage and focus on the following:

Recap: factors specifically affecting natural heritage and their assessment in the questionnaire
Reporting on natural World Heritage management beyond factors
Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
12 December 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of San Gimignano on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
On this occasion, the City of San Gimignano organized a celebratory event, bringing together high-level representatives from the Italian government and UNESCO, as well as site managers, experts, artists, and representatives from the public sector and academia.
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, delivered a speech ...
Samstag, 28.11.2020, 06:00
IUCN Protected Areas and World Commission on Protected Areas are proud to announce the new International Ranger Awards, developed in collaboration with the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies.
People need nature, wild places and green spaces, for our health and well-being, and for our water, air and food. Rangers are the people who care for those places and for those who need and enjoy them. 
Rangers are women, men, government staff, ...
Freitag, 27.11.2020, 06:00
Following the reopening of Somalia National Museum on 1 July 2020, UNESCO partnered with the Somali Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of Somalia to UNESCO to organize a capacity building workshop on 25th November 2020 that aimed to strengthen the management and administration of the National Museum.
The National Museum of Somalia was founded in 1933, however, during 30 years of armed ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
The year 2020 was intended to be a "biodiversity super year”. Many far-reaching decisions concerning the preservation of biodiversity were meant to be taken in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of international meetings could not take place and have been postponed.
 Meanwhile, the pandemic is not an isolated phenomenon. Scientific evidence links the emergence of the COVID-19 virus to the breakdown of ecosystems and biodiversity loss. Humankind has been destroying ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 21:00
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary hosted from 17 to 24 November the training on the use of new technologies to improve the surveillance and ecological monitoring of this property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bird Sanctuary is inscribed since 1981 on the World Heritage List as a natural site, alongside the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. It is the third largest bird reserve in the world and remains one of the few green areas in the Sahel. Every year, from ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Freitag, 25.12.2020, 06:00
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss.
The House of Wonders is one of the outstanding monuments in the Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List since ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre can now be ordered from the World Heritage Centre website.
The featured image on the map presents the Fujian Tulou World Heritage property in China, country hosting the next extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2021.
This poster-sized wall map features all 1,121 World Heritage properties and is illustrated with magnificent photos and explanatory captions. It ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
12 December 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of San Gimignano on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
On this occasion, the City of San Gimignano organized a celebratory event, bringing together high-level representatives from the Italian government and UNESCO, as well as site managers, experts, artists, and representatives from the public sector and academia.
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, delivered a speech ...
Freitag, 27.11.2020, 06:00
UNESCO joined forces with the Somalia Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Somali Permanent Delegation to UNESCO to organize a national consultation meeting on 23 and 24 November 2020 with national and international experts and other key stakeholders in the culture sector in Somalia to develop a National Strategic Plan for the safeguarding and promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Somalia.

The ...
Montag, 21.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre vigilant on potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana on the Tsodila and Okavango Delta World Heritage properties.
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has been made aware of petitions by civil society groups received by the UNESCO office in Windhoek, Namibia. The Centre is following with attention and concern the oil and gas exploration projects in north-eastern Namibia and north-western Botswana by the Canadian company ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020 - 2021 Campaign.
Under the theme Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage, 55 action camp projects will be implemented from February to December 2021, at 55 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 49 organizations in 32 countries. These projects will include concrete awareness-raising and ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020 - 2021 Campaign.
Under the theme Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage, 55 action camp projects will be implemented from February to December 2021, at 55 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 49 organizations in 32 countries. These projects will include concrete awareness-raising and ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
The year 2020 was intended to be a "biodiversity super year”. Many far-reaching decisions concerning the preservation of biodiversity were meant to be taken in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of international meetings could not take place and have been postponed.
 Meanwhile, the pandemic is not an isolated phenomenon. Scientific evidence links the emergence of the COVID-19 virus to the breakdown of ecosystems and biodiversity loss. Humankind has been destroying ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 23 November 2020, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), organized an online meeting on "World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States Region, Processes and Actions”.   
Focal points and site managers responsible for properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States region, as well as representatives from ARC-WH, ICOMOS, the UNESCO field offices, and the World Heritage ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
As part of its new cooperation programme with UNESCO, the Government of Norway committed an additional amount of NOK 50 million over two years (equivalent to USD 5,64 million), to further strengthen efforts to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa, in particular natural World Heritage properties and those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Norway already provided a first contribution in July 2019, which enabled the World Heritage Centre to ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
On 3 December 2020, climate experts and local management teams from the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites met online in an effort to accelerate replication of initial successes in assessing climate vulnerability. 
The online meeting was the fourth edition in a new digital exchange platform that was launched by the World Heritage Centre in March 2020.During the meeting, experts from Australia's James Cook University presented a newly developed rapid assessment tool called the ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre expresses concerns over on-going bushfires at Fraser Island World Heritage area in Australia, the largest sand island in the world, and solidarity with the people affected by the blaze.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving expressions of concern over the possible impact of the bushfire on the World Heritage property "Fraser Island”. The property, located just off the east coast of Australia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting, which started in the Africa region in September 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO Field Offices, is organising a final regional online workshop for National Focal Points of the Africa region to present the outcomes of Periodic Reporting Exercise and to collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Freitag, 25.12.2020, 06:00
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss.
The House of Wonders is one of the outstanding monuments in the Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List since ...
Donnerstag, 3.12.2020, 22:00
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the five field offices in the African region (Abuja, Dakar, Harare, Nairobi and Yaoundé) and the African World Heritage Fund has organised four online workshops, between 27 November and 3 December 2020, with site managers from each of the African sub-regions in order to share and discuss the preliminary outcomes of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, submitted by the States Parties last July. The four sessions have been planned as ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 19:00
The 11th Seminar on World Heritage and tourism: Tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis of the UNESCO Chair "Culture, Tourism, Development” Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre will occur on the 14th of December 2020. 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt international travel and forces the closure of World Heritage sites around the globe. The second wave of infections in the Northern Hemisphere is ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following:

All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes
Introduction / reminder about the ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Freitag, 11.12.2020, 06:00
Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance of their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following:

All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes
Introduction / reminder about the ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Montag, 14.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) supported an on-site firefighting training on 7 December 2020 for local communities and site management at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi World Heritage site in Uganda organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Department of Museums and Monuments.
The training is part of an ongoing HEF project for "Post-fire emergency assistance for the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Uganda” ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

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Freitag, 20.11.2020, 06:00
Further to a large number of correspondence received related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, we would like to direct you towards the latest UNESCO Statement:
https://en.unesco.org/news/nagorno-karabakh-reaffirming-obligation-protect-cultural-goods-unesco-proposes-sending-mission
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre participates in the international scientific meeting on the "Heritage Impact Assessment: A Tool for the Protection and Safeguarding of World Heritage”
On 26 November 2020, the Foundation for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Rabat, in partnership with the Ministry Of Youth Culture And Sports and UNESCO, organised an international scientific meeting on the "Heritage impact assessment: a tool for the protection and ...
Freitag, 11.12.2020, 06:00
Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance of their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
As part of its new cooperation programme with UNESCO, the Government of Norway committed an additional amount of NOK 50 million over two years (equivalent to USD 5,64 million), to further strengthen efforts to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa, in particular natural World Heritage properties and those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Norway already provided a first contribution in July 2019, which enabled the World Heritage Centre to ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 23 November 2020, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), organized an online meeting on "World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States Region, Processes and Actions”.   
Focal points and site managers responsible for properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States region, as well as representatives from ARC-WH, ICOMOS, the UNESCO field offices, and the World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 2.12.2020, 06:00
Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change, including the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, assessed as having a "critical” outlook for the first time.
"Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world's most precious places, and we owe it to future ...
Montag, 21.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre vigilant on potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana on the Tsodila and Okavango Delta World Heritage properties.
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has been made aware of petitions by civil society groups received by the UNESCO office in Windhoek, Namibia. The Centre is following with attention and concern the oil and gas exploration projects in north-eastern Namibia and north-western Botswana by the Canadian company ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021. The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective:
The World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 26.11.2020, 06:00
World Olive Tree Day was proclaimed at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019 and takes place on 26 November every year.
The olive tree, specifically the olive branch, holds an important place in the minds of men and women. Since ancient times, it has symbolized peace, wisdom and harmony and as such is important not just to the countries where these noble trees grow, but to people and communities around the world.
Conserving and cultivating the olive tree is a growing ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre participates in the international scientific meeting on the "Heritage Impact Assessment: A Tool for the Protection and Safeguarding of World Heritage”
On 26 November 2020, the Foundation for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Rabat, in partnership with the Ministry Of Youth Culture And Sports and UNESCO, organised an international scientific meeting on the "Heritage impact assessment: a tool for the protection and ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 25 November 2020, the World Heritage Centre held an 'Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of the World Heritage in Danger' to support Libya in drafting the desired state of conservation and corrective measures for the eventual removal of Old Town of Ghadamès from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The online meeting brought together representatives of Libyan authorities, site managers of the five World Heritage properties in Libya, ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 21:00
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary hosted from 17 to 24 November the training on the use of new technologies to improve the surveillance and ecological monitoring of this property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bird Sanctuary is inscribed since 1981 on the World Heritage List as a natural site, alongside the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. It is the third largest bird reserve in the world and remains one of the few green areas in the Sahel. Every year, from ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
At dawn on Friday 04 December 2020, the Tapoa base at the entrance to the W natural park in Niger was the target of a deadly attack that claimed the lives of two park officials. UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre, strongly condemns this attack, which comes in a global context already weakened by a health crisis due to COVID-19. 
"This armed attack fills us with deep sadness and immense pain," said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section I of the questionnare with a focus on the following:

Answering specific questions on chapters or questions
Addressing any concerns regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Dienstag, 8.12.2020, 06:00
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 will be launched on 2 December and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, will celebrate this important milestone. The webinar will facilitate questions and answers between the panellists and online participants.
Keynote speakers

Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
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Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage
    (details)

  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status
    (details)

  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii
    (details)

  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations
    (details)


Montag, 26.10.2020, 14:02
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New Nazca Line discovery shows a cat sprawling across the hillside
    (details)

  • As glaciers in the Alps melt, archaeologists race to rescue fragile artifacts
    (details)

  • Archaeologists fear retrieval of Titanic radio may disturb human remains
    (details)

  • Scientists find new ways to conserve Arctic Circle artifacts
    (details)


Montag, 5.10.2020, 22:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices
    (details)

  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands
    (details)

  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed
    (details)

  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests
    (details)


Montag, 11.1.2021, 15:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species
    (details)

  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory
    (details)

  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city
    (details)

  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty
    (details)


Montag, 7.12.2020, 23:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence
    (details)

  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal
    (details)

  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts
    (details)

  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia
    (details)


Montag, 16.11.2020, 19:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization
    (details)

  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome
    (details)

  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale
    (details)

  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to
    (details)


Montag, 2.11.2020, 16:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient dog DNA is being used to help trace human history
    (details)

  • Research in the United States examines what it meant to be a Mississippian
    (details)

  • Evidence shows ancient people in Turkey successfully adapted to climate change
    (details)

  • Newly found signet with the image Apollo points to a pluralistic Jerusalem
    (details)


Montag, 9.11.2020, 18:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists
    (details)

  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter
    (details)

  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII
    (details)

  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker
    (details)


Montag, 30.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art
    (details)

  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket
    (details)

  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public
    (details)

  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater
    (details)


Montag, 12.10.2020, 12:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway
    (details)

  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia
    (details)

  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
    (details)

  • This is no place to call home
    (details)


Montag, 14.12.2020, 15:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet
    (details)

  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years
    (details)

  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying
    (details)

  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins
    (details)


Montag, 18.1.2021, 16:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion
    (details)

  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove
    (details)

  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known
    (details)


Montag, 28.12.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone
    (details)

  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean
    (details)

  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods
    (details)


Montag, 21.12.2020, 15:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East
    (details)

  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms
    (details)

  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City
    (details)

  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king
    (details)


Dienstag, 29.9.2020, 16:39
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain
    (details)

  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth
    (details)

  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted
    (details)

  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age
    (details)


Montag, 23.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water
    (details)

  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers
    (details)

  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds
    (details)


Montag, 19.10.2020, 17:22
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old
    (details)

  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct
    (details)

  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece
    (details)

  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments
    (details)


Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
The year 2020 was intended to be a "biodiversity super year”. Many far-reaching decisions concerning the preservation of biodiversity were meant to be taken in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of international meetings could not take place and have been postponed.
 Meanwhile, the pandemic is not an isolated phenomenon. Scientific evidence links the emergence of the COVID-19 virus to the breakdown of ecosystems and biodiversity loss. Humankind has been destroying ...
Freitag, 27.11.2020, 06:00
Following the reopening of Somalia National Museum on 1 July 2020, UNESCO partnered with the Somali Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of Somalia to UNESCO to organize a capacity building workshop on 25th November 2020 that aimed to strengthen the management and administration of the National Museum.
The National Museum of Somalia was founded in 1933, however, during 30 years of armed ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 25 November 2020, the World Heritage Centre held an 'Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of the World Heritage in Danger' to support Libya in drafting the desired state of conservation and corrective measures for the eventual removal of Old Town of Ghadamès from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The online meeting brought together representatives of Libyan authorities, site managers of the five World Heritage properties in Libya, ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
At dawn on Friday 04 December 2020, the Tapoa base at the entrance to the W natural park in Niger was the target of a deadly attack that claimed the lives of two park officials. UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre, strongly condemns this attack, which comes in a global context already weakened by a health crisis due to COVID-19. 
"This armed attack fills us with deep sadness and immense pain," said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Freitag, 11.12.2020, 06:00
Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance of their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development ...
Freitag, 27.11.2020, 06:00
UNESCO joined forces with the Somalia Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Somali Permanent Delegation to UNESCO to organize a national consultation meeting on 23 and 24 November 2020 with national and international experts and other key stakeholders in the culture sector in Somalia to develop a National Strategic Plan for the safeguarding and promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Somalia.

The ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020 - 2021 Campaign.
Under the theme Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage, 55 action camp projects will be implemented from February to December 2021, at 55 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 49 organizations in 32 countries. These projects will include concrete awareness-raising and ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section I of the questionnare with a focus on the following:

Answering specific questions on chapters or questions
Addressing any concerns regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020 - 2021 Campaign.
Under the theme Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage, 55 action camp projects will be implemented from February to December 2021, at 55 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 49 organizations in 32 countries. These projects will include concrete awareness-raising and ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
The year 2020 was intended to be a "biodiversity super year”. Many far-reaching decisions concerning the preservation of biodiversity were meant to be taken in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of international meetings could not take place and have been postponed.
 Meanwhile, the pandemic is not an isolated phenomenon. Scientific evidence links the emergence of the COVID-19 virus to the breakdown of ecosystems and biodiversity loss. Humankind has been destroying ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
At dawn on Friday 04 December 2020, the Tapoa base at the entrance to the W natural park in Niger was the target of a deadly attack that claimed the lives of two park officials. UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre, strongly condemns this attack, which comes in a global context already weakened by a health crisis due to COVID-19. 
"This armed attack fills us with deep sadness and immense pain," said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
12 December 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of San Gimignano on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
On this occasion, the City of San Gimignano organized a celebratory event, bringing together high-level representatives from the Italian government and UNESCO, as well as site managers, experts, artists, and representatives from the public sector and academia.
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, delivered a speech ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 23 November 2020, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), organized an online meeting on "World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States Region, Processes and Actions”.   
Focal points and site managers responsible for properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States region, as well as representatives from ARC-WH, ICOMOS, the UNESCO field offices, and the World Heritage ...
Montag, 21.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre vigilant on potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana on the Tsodila and Okavango Delta World Heritage properties.
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has been made aware of petitions by civil society groups received by the UNESCO office in Windhoek, Namibia. The Centre is following with attention and concern the oil and gas exploration projects in north-eastern Namibia and north-western Botswana by the Canadian company ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting, which started in the Africa region in September 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO Field Offices, is organising a final regional online workshop for National Focal Points of the Africa region to present the outcomes of Periodic Reporting Exercise and to collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre expresses concerns over on-going bushfires at Fraser Island World Heritage area in Australia, the largest sand island in the world, and solidarity with the people affected by the blaze.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving expressions of concern over the possible impact of the bushfire on the World Heritage property "Fraser Island”. The property, located just off the east coast of Australia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Mittwoch, 2.12.2020, 06:00
Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change, including the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, assessed as having a "critical” outlook for the first time.
"Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world's most precious places, and we owe it to future ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre can now be ordered from the World Heritage Centre website.
The featured image on the map presents the Fujian Tulou World Heritage property in China, country hosting the next extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2021.
This poster-sized wall map features all 1,121 World Heritage properties and is illustrated with magnificent photos and explanatory captions. It ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 25 November 2020, the World Heritage Centre held an 'Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of the World Heritage in Danger' to support Libya in drafting the desired state of conservation and corrective measures for the eventual removal of Old Town of Ghadamès from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The online meeting brought together representatives of Libyan authorities, site managers of the five World Heritage properties in Libya, ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Freitag, 25.12.2020, 06:00
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss.
The House of Wonders is one of the outstanding monuments in the Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List since ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 23 November 2020, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), organized an online meeting on "World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States Region, Processes and Actions”.   
Focal points and site managers responsible for properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States region, as well as representatives from ARC-WH, ICOMOS, the UNESCO field offices, and the World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following:

All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes
Introduction / reminder about the ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
Workshops were organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the UNESCO Khartoum Office aiming at developing a sustainable tourism strategy for the World Heritage Site of Gebal Barkal and the Napatan Region.
In this context, between 9 and 13 March 2020, a mission team conducted a site visit to all the components of the serial property and steered various consultations with the local communities around the World Heritage Site, in order to give them an opportunity to ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Montag, 7.12.2020, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
On 3 December 2020, climate experts and local management teams from the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites met online in an effort to accelerate replication of initial successes in assessing climate vulnerability. 
The online meeting was the fourth edition in a new digital exchange platform that was launched by the World Heritage Centre in March 2020.During the meeting, experts from Australia's James Cook University presented a newly developed rapid assessment tool called the ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 19:00
The 11th Seminar on World Heritage and tourism: Tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis of the UNESCO Chair "Culture, Tourism, Development” Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre will occur on the 14th of December 2020. 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt international travel and forces the closure of World Heritage sites around the globe. The second wave of infections in the Northern Hemisphere is ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre participates in the international scientific meeting on the "Heritage Impact Assessment: A Tool for the Protection and Safeguarding of World Heritage”
On 26 November 2020, the Foundation for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Rabat, in partnership with the Ministry Of Youth Culture And Sports and UNESCO, organised an international scientific meeting on the "Heritage impact assessment: a tool for the protection and ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 21:00
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary hosted from 17 to 24 November the training on the use of new technologies to improve the surveillance and ecological monitoring of this property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bird Sanctuary is inscribed since 1981 on the World Heritage List as a natural site, alongside the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. It is the third largest bird reserve in the world and remains one of the few green areas in the Sahel. Every year, from ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
As part of its new cooperation programme with UNESCO, the Government of Norway committed an additional amount of NOK 50 million over two years (equivalent to USD 5,64 million), to further strengthen efforts to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa, in particular natural World Heritage properties and those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Norway already provided a first contribution in July 2019, which enabled the World Heritage Centre to ...
Freitag, 20.11.2020, 06:00
Further to a large number of correspondence received related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, we would like to direct you towards the latest UNESCO Statement:
https://en.unesco.org/news/nagorno-karabakh-reaffirming-obligation-protect-cultural-goods-unesco-proposes-sending-mission
Samstag, 28.11.2020, 06:00
IUCN Protected Areas and World Commission on Protected Areas are proud to announce the new International Ranger Awards, developed in collaboration with the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies.
People need nature, wild places and green spaces, for our health and well-being, and for our water, air and food. Rangers are the people who care for those places and for those who need and enjoy them. 
Rangers are women, men, government staff, ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre expresses concerns over on-going bushfires at Fraser Island World Heritage area in Australia, the largest sand island in the world, and solidarity with the people affected by the blaze.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving expressions of concern over the possible impact of the bushfire on the World Heritage property "Fraser Island”. The property, located just off the east coast of Australia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following:

All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes
Introduction / reminder about the ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Reporting on Natural Heritage and focus on the following:

Recap: factors specifically affecting natural heritage and their assessment in the questionnaire
Reporting on natural World Heritage management beyond factors
Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre can now be ordered from the World Heritage Centre website.
The featured image on the map presents the Fujian Tulou World Heritage property in China, country hosting the next extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2021.
This poster-sized wall map features all 1,121 World Heritage properties and is illustrated with magnificent photos and explanatory captions. It ...
Donnerstag, 3.12.2020, 22:00
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the five field offices in the African region (Abuja, Dakar, Harare, Nairobi and Yaoundé) and the African World Heritage Fund has organised four online workshops, between 27 November and 3 December 2020, with site managers from each of the African sub-regions in order to share and discuss the preliminary outcomes of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, submitted by the States Parties last July. The four sessions have been planned as ...
Samstag, 28.11.2020, 06:00
IUCN Protected Areas and World Commission on Protected Areas are proud to announce the new International Ranger Awards, developed in collaboration with the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies.
People need nature, wild places and green spaces, for our health and well-being, and for our water, air and food. Rangers are the people who care for those places and for those who need and enjoy them. 
Rangers are women, men, government staff, ...
Donnerstag, 3.12.2020, 22:00
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the five field offices in the African region (Abuja, Dakar, Harare, Nairobi and Yaoundé) and the African World Heritage Fund has organised four online workshops, between 27 November and 3 December 2020, with site managers from each of the African sub-regions in order to share and discuss the preliminary outcomes of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, submitted by the States Parties last July. The four sessions have been planned as ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) supported an on-site firefighting training on 7 December 2020 for local communities and site management at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi World Heritage site in Uganda organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Department of Museums and Monuments.
The training is part of an ongoing HEF project for "Post-fire emergency assistance for the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Uganda” ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 21:00
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary hosted from 17 to 24 November the training on the use of new technologies to improve the surveillance and ecological monitoring of this property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bird Sanctuary is inscribed since 1981 on the World Heritage List as a natural site, alongside the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. It is the third largest bird reserve in the world and remains one of the few green areas in the Sahel. Every year, from ...
Freitag, 25.12.2020, 06:00
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss.
The House of Wonders is one of the outstanding monuments in the Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List since ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
On 3 December 2020, climate experts and local management teams from the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites met online in an effort to accelerate replication of initial successes in assessing climate vulnerability. 
The online meeting was the fourth edition in a new digital exchange platform that was launched by the World Heritage Centre in March 2020.During the meeting, experts from Australia's James Cook University presented a newly developed rapid assessment tool called the ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre participates in the international scientific meeting on the "Heritage Impact Assessment: A Tool for the Protection and Safeguarding of World Heritage”
On 26 November 2020, the Foundation for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Rabat, in partnership with the Ministry Of Youth Culture And Sports and UNESCO, organised an international scientific meeting on the "Heritage impact assessment: a tool for the protection and ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
12 December 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of San Gimignano on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
On this occasion, the City of San Gimignano organized a celebratory event, bringing together high-level representatives from the Italian government and UNESCO, as well as site managers, experts, artists, and representatives from the public sector and academia.
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, delivered a speech ...
Dienstag, 8.12.2020, 06:00
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 will be launched on 2 December and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, will celebrate this important milestone. The webinar will facilitate questions and answers between the panellists and online participants.
Keynote speakers

Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021. The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective:
The World Heritage ...
Freitag, 11.12.2020, 06:00
Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance of their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
As part of its new cooperation programme with UNESCO, the Government of Norway committed an additional amount of NOK 50 million over two years (equivalent to USD 5,64 million), to further strengthen efforts to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa, in particular natural World Heritage properties and those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Norway already provided a first contribution in July 2019, which enabled the World Heritage Centre to ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Montag, 21.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre vigilant on potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana on the Tsodila and Okavango Delta World Heritage properties.
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has been made aware of petitions by civil society groups received by the UNESCO office in Windhoek, Namibia. The Centre is following with attention and concern the oil and gas exploration projects in north-eastern Namibia and north-western Botswana by the Canadian company ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) supported an on-site firefighting training on 7 December 2020 for local communities and site management at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi World Heritage site in Uganda organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Department of Museums and Monuments.
The training is part of an ongoing HEF project for "Post-fire emergency assistance for the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Uganda” ...
Mittwoch, 2.12.2020, 06:00
Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change, including the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, assessed as having a "critical” outlook for the first time.
"Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world's most precious places, and we owe it to future ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Donnerstag, 26.11.2020, 06:00
World Olive Tree Day was proclaimed at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019 and takes place on 26 November every year.
The olive tree, specifically the olive branch, holds an important place in the minds of men and women. Since ancient times, it has symbolized peace, wisdom and harmony and as such is important not just to the countries where these noble trees grow, but to people and communities around the world.
Conserving and cultivating the olive tree is a growing ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

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Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following:

All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes
Introduction / reminder about the ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) supported an on-site firefighting training on 7 December 2020 for local communities and site management at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi World Heritage site in Uganda organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Department of Museums and Monuments.
The training is part of an ongoing HEF project for "Post-fire emergency assistance for the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Uganda” ...
Freitag, 11.12.2020, 06:00
Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance of their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development ...
Mittwoch, 2.12.2020, 06:00
Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change, including the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, assessed as having a "critical” outlook for the first time.
"Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world's most precious places, and we owe it to future ...
Freitag, 27.11.2020, 06:00
Following the reopening of Somalia National Museum on 1 July 2020, UNESCO partnered with the Somali Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of Somalia to UNESCO to organize a capacity building workshop on 25th November 2020 that aimed to strengthen the management and administration of the National Museum.
The National Museum of Somalia was founded in 1933, however, during 30 years of armed ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020 - 2021 Campaign.
Under the theme Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage, 55 action camp projects will be implemented from February to December 2021, at 55 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 49 organizations in 32 countries. These projects will include concrete awareness-raising and ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre expresses concerns over on-going bushfires at Fraser Island World Heritage area in Australia, the largest sand island in the world, and solidarity with the people affected by the blaze.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving expressions of concern over the possible impact of the bushfire on the World Heritage property "Fraser Island”. The property, located just off the east coast of Australia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and ...
Freitag, 25.12.2020, 06:00
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss.
The House of Wonders is one of the outstanding monuments in the Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List since ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

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Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre can now be ordered from the World Heritage Centre website.
The featured image on the map presents the Fujian Tulou World Heritage property in China, country hosting the next extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2021.
This poster-sized wall map features all 1,121 World Heritage properties and is illustrated with magnificent photos and explanatory captions. It ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021. The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective:
The World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
On 3 December 2020, climate experts and local management teams from the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites met online in an effort to accelerate replication of initial successes in assessing climate vulnerability. 
The online meeting was the fourth edition in a new digital exchange platform that was launched by the World Heritage Centre in March 2020.During the meeting, experts from Australia's James Cook University presented a newly developed rapid assessment tool called the ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre participates in the international scientific meeting on the "Heritage Impact Assessment: A Tool for the Protection and Safeguarding of World Heritage”
On 26 November 2020, the Foundation for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Rabat, in partnership with the Ministry Of Youth Culture And Sports and UNESCO, organised an international scientific meeting on the "Heritage impact assessment: a tool for the protection and ...
Montag, 7.12.2020, 21:00
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary hosted from 17 to 24 November the training on the use of new technologies to improve the surveillance and ecological monitoring of this property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bird Sanctuary is inscribed since 1981 on the World Heritage List as a natural site, alongside the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. It is the third largest bird reserve in the world and remains one of the few green areas in the Sahel. Every year, from ...
Donnerstag, 26.11.2020, 06:00
World Olive Tree Day was proclaimed at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in 2019 and takes place on 26 November every year.
The olive tree, specifically the olive branch, holds an important place in the minds of men and women. Since ancient times, it has symbolized peace, wisdom and harmony and as such is important not just to the countries where these noble trees grow, but to people and communities around the world.
Conserving and cultivating the olive tree is a growing ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 19:00
The 11th Seminar on World Heritage and tourism: Tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis of the UNESCO Chair "Culture, Tourism, Development” Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre will occur on the 14th of December 2020. 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt international travel and forces the closure of World Heritage sites around the globe. The second wave of infections in the Northern Hemisphere is ...
Freitag, 25.12.2020, 06:00
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss.
The House of Wonders is one of the outstanding monuments in the Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List since ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Donnerstag, 3.12.2020, 22:00
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the five field offices in the African region (Abuja, Dakar, Harare, Nairobi and Yaoundé) and the African World Heritage Fund has organised four online workshops, between 27 November and 3 December 2020, with site managers from each of the African sub-regions in order to share and discuss the preliminary outcomes of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, submitted by the States Parties last July. The four sessions have been planned as ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
As part of its new cooperation programme with UNESCO, the Government of Norway committed an additional amount of NOK 50 million over two years (equivalent to USD 5,64 million), to further strengthen efforts to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa, in particular natural World Heritage properties and those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Norway already provided a first contribution in July 2019, which enabled the World Heritage Centre to ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
On 3 December 2020, climate experts and local management teams from the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites met online in an effort to accelerate replication of initial successes in assessing climate vulnerability. 
The online meeting was the fourth edition in a new digital exchange platform that was launched by the World Heritage Centre in March 2020.During the meeting, experts from Australia's James Cook University presented a newly developed rapid assessment tool called the ...
Samstag, 28.11.2020, 06:00
IUCN Protected Areas and World Commission on Protected Areas are proud to announce the new International Ranger Awards, developed in collaboration with the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies.
People need nature, wild places and green spaces, for our health and well-being, and for our water, air and food. Rangers are the people who care for those places and for those who need and enjoy them. 
Rangers are women, men, government staff, ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
The Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre participates in the international scientific meeting on the "Heritage Impact Assessment: A Tool for the Protection and Safeguarding of World Heritage”
On 26 November 2020, the Foundation for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Rabat, in partnership with the Ministry Of Youth Culture And Sports and UNESCO, organised an international scientific meeting on the "Heritage impact assessment: a tool for the protection and ...
Mittwoch, 2.12.2020, 06:00
Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change, including the world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, assessed as having a "critical” outlook for the first time.
"Natural World Heritage sites are amongst the world's most precious places, and we owe it to future ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre expresses concerns over on-going bushfires at Fraser Island World Heritage area in Australia, the largest sand island in the world, and solidarity with the people affected by the blaze.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been receiving expressions of concern over the possible impact of the bushfire on the World Heritage property "Fraser Island”. The property, located just off the east coast of Australia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992 and ...
Freitag, 11.12.2020, 06:00
Mountain biodiversity is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on the importance of their rich biodiversity, as well as address the threats they face.
Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development ...
Montag, 21.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre vigilant on potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana on the Tsodila and Okavango Delta World Heritage properties.
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has been made aware of petitions by civil society groups received by the UNESCO office in Windhoek, Namibia. The Centre is following with attention and concern the oil and gas exploration projects in north-eastern Namibia and north-western Botswana by the Canadian company ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 25 November 2020, the World Heritage Centre held an 'Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of the World Heritage in Danger' to support Libya in drafting the desired state of conservation and corrective measures for the eventual removal of Old Town of Ghadamès from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The online meeting brought together representatives of Libyan authorities, site managers of the five World Heritage properties in Libya, ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 23 November 2020, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), organized an online meeting on "World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States Region, Processes and Actions”.   
Focal points and site managers responsible for properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States region, as well as representatives from ARC-WH, ICOMOS, the UNESCO field offices, and the World Heritage ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
12 December 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of San Gimignano on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
On this occasion, the City of San Gimignano organized a celebratory event, bringing together high-level representatives from the Italian government and UNESCO, as well as site managers, experts, artists, and representatives from the public sector and academia.
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, delivered a speech ...
Freitag, 20.11.2020, 06:00
Further to a large number of correspondence received related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, we would like to direct you towards the latest UNESCO Statement:
https://en.unesco.org/news/nagorno-karabakh-reaffirming-obligation-protect-cultural-goods-unesco-proposes-sending-mission
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 23 November 2020, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), organized an online meeting on "World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States Region, Processes and Actions”.   
Focal points and site managers responsible for properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in the Arab States region, as well as representatives from ARC-WH, ICOMOS, the UNESCO field offices, and the World Heritage ...
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
As part of its new cooperation programme with UNESCO, the Government of Norway committed an additional amount of NOK 50 million over two years (equivalent to USD 5,64 million), to further strengthen efforts to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites in Africa, in particular natural World Heritage properties and those inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Norway already provided a first contribution in July 2019, which enabled the World Heritage Centre to ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following:

All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes
Introduction / reminder about the ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Montag, 7.12.2020, 21:00
The Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary hosted from 17 to 24 November the training on the use of new technologies to improve the surveillance and ecological monitoring of this property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bird Sanctuary is inscribed since 1981 on the World Heritage List as a natural site, alongside the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal. It is the third largest bird reserve in the world and remains one of the few green areas in the Sahel. Every year, from ...
Montag, 21.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre vigilant on potential impacts of oil and gas exploration in Namibia and Botswana on the Tsodila and Okavango Delta World Heritage properties.
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has been made aware of petitions by civil society groups received by the UNESCO office in Windhoek, Namibia. The Centre is following with attention and concern the oil and gas exploration projects in north-eastern Namibia and north-western Botswana by the Canadian company ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
At dawn on Friday 04 December 2020, the Tapoa base at the entrance to the W natural park in Niger was the target of a deadly attack that claimed the lives of two park officials. UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre, strongly condemns this attack, which comes in a global context already weakened by a health crisis due to COVID-19. 
"This armed attack fills us with deep sadness and immense pain," said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
The year 2020 was intended to be a "biodiversity super year”. Many far-reaching decisions concerning the preservation of biodiversity were meant to be taken in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of international meetings could not take place and have been postponed.
 Meanwhile, the pandemic is not an isolated phenomenon. Scientific evidence links the emergence of the COVID-19 virus to the breakdown of ecosystems and biodiversity loss. Humankind has been destroying ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section I of the questionnare with a focus on the following:

Answering specific questions on chapters or questions
Addressing any concerns regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Montag, 14.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) supported an on-site firefighting training on 7 December 2020 for local communities and site management at the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi World Heritage site in Uganda organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Department of Museums and Monuments.
The training is part of an ongoing HEF project for "Post-fire emergency assistance for the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, Uganda” ...
Mittwoch, 9.12.2020, 06:00
At dawn on Friday 04 December 2020, the Tapoa base at the entrance to the W natural park in Niger was the target of a deadly attack that claimed the lives of two park officials. UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre, strongly condemns this attack, which comes in a global context already weakened by a health crisis due to COVID-19. 
"This armed attack fills us with deep sadness and immense pain," said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
The year 2020 was intended to be a "biodiversity super year”. Many far-reaching decisions concerning the preservation of biodiversity were meant to be taken in 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of international meetings could not take place and have been postponed.
 Meanwhile, the pandemic is not an isolated phenomenon. Scientific evidence links the emergence of the COVID-19 virus to the breakdown of ecosystems and biodiversity loss. Humankind has been destroying ...
Freitag, 4.12.2020, 06:00
On 25 November 2020, the World Heritage Centre held an 'Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of the World Heritage in Danger' to support Libya in drafting the desired state of conservation and corrective measures for the eventual removal of Old Town of Ghadamès from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The online meeting brought together representatives of Libyan authorities, site managers of the five World Heritage properties in Libya, ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 06:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre can now be ordered from the World Heritage Centre website.
The featured image on the map presents the Fujian Tulou World Heritage property in China, country hosting the next extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in June/July 2021.
This poster-sized wall map features all 1,121 World Heritage properties and is illustrated with magnificent photos and explanatory captions. It ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Dienstag, 1.12.2020, 06:00
Workshops were organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the UNESCO Khartoum Office aiming at developing a sustainable tourism strategy for the World Heritage Site of Gebal Barkal and the Napatan Region.
In this context, between 9 and 13 March 2020, a mission team conducted a site visit to all the components of the serial property and steered various consultations with the local communities around the World Heritage Site, in order to give them an opportunity to ...
Donnerstag, 3.12.2020, 22:00
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the five field offices in the African region (Abuja, Dakar, Harare, Nairobi and Yaoundé) and the African World Heritage Fund has organised four online workshops, between 27 November and 3 December 2020, with site managers from each of the African sub-regions in order to share and discuss the preliminary outcomes of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, submitted by the States Parties last July. The four sessions have been planned as ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020 - 2021 Campaign.
Under the theme Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage, 55 action camp projects will be implemented from February to December 2021, at 55 World Heritage properties and sites on the Tentative Lists, by 49 organizations in 32 countries. These projects will include concrete awareness-raising and ...
Freitag, 18.12.2020, 06:00
12 December 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Centre of San Gimignano on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
On this occasion, the City of San Gimignano organized a celebratory event, bringing together high-level representatives from the Italian government and UNESCO, as well as site managers, experts, artists, and representatives from the public sector and academia.
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, delivered a speech ...
Freitag, 27.11.2020, 06:00
UNESCO joined forces with the Somalia Academy of Science and Arts (SOMASA) in collaboration with the Somali National Commission for UNESCO and the Somali Permanent Delegation to UNESCO to organize a national consultation meeting on 23 and 24 November 2020 with national and international experts and other key stakeholders in the culture sector in Somalia to develop a National Strategic Plan for the safeguarding and promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Somalia.

The ...
Dienstag, 8.12.2020, 06:00
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 will be launched on 2 December and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, will celebrate this important milestone. The webinar will facilitate questions and answers between the panellists and online participants.
Keynote speakers

Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Jane Smart, Director, IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for ...
Donnerstag, 17.12.2020, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is dedicated to Reporting on Natural Heritage and focus on the following:

Recap: factors specifically affecting natural heritage and their assessment in the questionnaire
Reporting on natural World Heritage management beyond factors
Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Samstag, 28.11.2020, 06:00
IUCN Protected Areas and World Commission on Protected Areas are proud to announce the new International Ranger Awards, developed in collaboration with the International Ranger Federation, Global Wildlife Conservation, and Conservation Allies.
People need nature, wild places and green spaces, for our health and well-being, and for our water, air and food. Rangers are the people who care for those places and for those who need and enjoy them. 
Rangers are women, men, government staff, ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting, which started in the Africa region in September 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO Field Offices, is organising a final regional online workshop for National Focal Points of the Africa region to present the outcomes of Periodic Reporting Exercise and to collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Montag, 2.11.2020, 16:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient dog DNA is being used to help trace human history
    (details)

  • Research in the United States examines what it meant to be a Mississippian
    (details)

  • Evidence shows ancient people in Turkey successfully adapted to climate change
    (details)

  • Newly found signet with the image Apollo points to a pluralistic Jerusalem
    (details)


Montag, 9.11.2020, 18:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists
    (details)

  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter
    (details)

  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII
    (details)

  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker
    (details)


Montag, 26.10.2020, 14:02
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New Nazca Line discovery shows a cat sprawling across the hillside
    (details)

  • As glaciers in the Alps melt, archaeologists race to rescue fragile artifacts
    (details)

  • Archaeologists fear retrieval of Titanic radio may disturb human remains
    (details)

  • Scientists find new ways to conserve Arctic Circle artifacts
    (details)


Montag, 19.10.2020, 17:22
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old
    (details)

  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct
    (details)

  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece
    (details)

  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments
    (details)


Montag, 7.12.2020, 23:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence
    (details)

  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal
    (details)

  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts
    (details)

  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia
    (details)


Montag, 30.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art
    (details)

  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket
    (details)

  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public
    (details)

  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater
    (details)


Montag, 11.1.2021, 15:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species
    (details)

  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory
    (details)

  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city
    (details)

  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty
    (details)


Montag, 14.12.2020, 15:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet
    (details)

  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years
    (details)

  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying
    (details)

  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins
    (details)


Montag, 12.10.2020, 12:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway
    (details)

  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia
    (details)

  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
    (details)

  • This is no place to call home
    (details)


Montag, 28.12.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone
    (details)

  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean
    (details)

  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods
    (details)


Montag, 21.12.2020, 15:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East
    (details)

  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms
    (details)

  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City
    (details)

  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king
    (details)


Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage
    (details)

  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status
    (details)

  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii
    (details)

  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations
    (details)


Montag, 5.10.2020, 22:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices
    (details)

  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands
    (details)

  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed
    (details)

  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests
    (details)


Montag, 18.1.2021, 16:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion
    (details)

  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove
    (details)

  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known
    (details)


Montag, 23.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water
    (details)

  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers
    (details)

  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds
    (details)


Montag, 16.11.2020, 19:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization
    (details)

  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome
    (details)

  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale
    (details)

  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to
    (details)


Dienstag, 29.9.2020, 16:39
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain
    (details)

  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth
    (details)

  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted
    (details)

  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age
    (details)


Central Asia Trade
Montag, 16.11.2020, 19:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization
    (details)

  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome
    (details)

  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale
    (details)

  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to
    (details)


Montag, 7.12.2020, 23:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence
    (details)

  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal
    (details)

  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts
    (details)

  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia
    (details)


Montag, 23.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water
    (details)

  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers
    (details)

  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds
    (details)


Montag, 9.11.2020, 18:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists
    (details)

  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter
    (details)

  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII
    (details)

  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker
    (details)


Montag, 11.1.2021, 15:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species
    (details)

  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory
    (details)

  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city
    (details)

  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty
    (details)


Montag, 30.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art
    (details)

  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket
    (details)

  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public
    (details)

  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater
    (details)


Montag, 21.12.2020, 15:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East
    (details)

  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms
    (details)

  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City
    (details)

  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king
    (details)


Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage
    (details)

  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status
    (details)

  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii
    (details)

  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations
    (details)


Montag, 14.12.2020, 15:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet
    (details)

  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years
    (details)

  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying
    (details)

  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins
    (details)


Montag, 26.10.2020, 14:02
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New Nazca Line discovery shows a cat sprawling across the hillside
    (details)

  • As glaciers in the Alps melt, archaeologists race to rescue fragile artifacts
    (details)

  • Archaeologists fear retrieval of Titanic radio may disturb human remains
    (details)

  • Scientists find new ways to conserve Arctic Circle artifacts
    (details)


Montag, 19.10.2020, 17:22
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old
    (details)

  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct
    (details)

  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece
    (details)

  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments
    (details)


Montag, 18.1.2021, 16:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion
    (details)

  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove
    (details)

  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known
    (details)


Dienstag, 29.9.2020, 16:39
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain
    (details)

  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth
    (details)

  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted
    (details)

  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age
    (details)


Montag, 12.10.2020, 12:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway
    (details)

  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia
    (details)

  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
    (details)

  • This is no place to call home
    (details)


Montag, 28.12.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone
    (details)

  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean
    (details)

  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods
    (details)


Montag, 5.10.2020, 22:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices
    (details)

  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands
    (details)

  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed
    (details)

  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests
    (details)


Montag, 2.11.2020, 16:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient dog DNA is being used to help trace human history
    (details)

  • Research in the United States examines what it meant to be a Mississippian
    (details)

  • Evidence shows ancient people in Turkey successfully adapted to climate change
    (details)

  • Newly found signet with the image Apollo points to a pluralistic Jerusalem
    (details)