by Alejandro Davila Fragoso Apr 6, 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa has the most World Heritage sites at risk, but even developed countries like the United States and Canada are harming some of their sites with development.
by Natasha Geiling Mar 21, 2016
After years of pushing for logging in one of the last stretches of temperate rainforest in the world, the Australian government has finally called it quits.
by Beenish Ahmed Nov 13, 2015
"There is a very close link between so-called 'cultural emergencies' and humanitarian or security emergencies," Giovanni Boccardi of UNESCO told ThinkProgress.
by Beenish Ahmed Jun 30, 2015
Because so much of the Great Wall is believed to be dilapidated, estimates of how long it stretches range from 13,000 to 5,600 miles.
by Beenish Ahmed May 29, 2015
Signatories to the resolution vowed to “stand up against attacks on the cultural heritage of any country as attacks on the common heritage of humanity as a whole,”
by Beenish Ahmed Apr 26, 2015
“We have lost most of the monuments that had been designated as World Heritage Sites," Nepali historian Prushottam Lochan Shrestha said. "They cannot be restored to their original states."
by Abigail Bessler Jun 27, 2014
A newly released UNESCO report finds that almost no progress has been made during the last five years in lowering the global number of young children who aren't in school.
by Joanna M. Foster Jun 12, 2014
In a surprise move, British oil giant Soco announced this week that it would stop exploring for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.