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Ethiopia: Tigray region rebels have taken control of UNESCO World Heritage town of Lalibela

Rebels from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, a Unesco world heritage site in the neighbouring Amhara region. Lalibela, home to 13th Century churches hewn from rock, is a holy site for millions of Orthodox Christians. Thousands have been killed since war broke out last November. Fighting is now […]

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Liverpool loses UNESCO’s world heritage site status over development causing ‘irreversible loss’

The city of Liverpool in England lost UNESCO’s world heritage sites tag, making it the only third site to be removed from the prestigious list. The United Nations’ culture organisation’s World Heritage Committee voted in a secret ballot to remove the designation on Wednesday because of developments in the city centre and on its historic […]

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UNESCO recommends adding Venice to ‘World Heritage in Danger’ list

Venice should be added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in Danger, advisors to the body have recommended, due to “threats” facing the lagoon city. The recommendation was made following the production of its annual conservation report. Venice’s potential addition to the list has been added to the provisional agenda for the session to be […]

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UNESCO calls to put Great Barrier Reef in “in danger” list over harm caused by climate change

The UNESCO called for the Great Barrier Reef to be put on a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger” over harm caused by climate change. The world cultural body says the world’s biggest coral reef system should be downgraded to the list at a meeting next month. It is urging Australia to […]