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October 25, 2019

The climbing ban for Uluru that was announced months ago finally arrives. The ban goes into effect Saturday, October 26, 2019.

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A Climbing Ban at Uluru Ends a Chapter. But There's More to This Australian Story.

By Jamie Tarabay

The New York Times

October 25, 2019

ORIGINAL...

July 20, 2019

"The Silk Road is likely to emerge as the most ambitious and expansive international cooperation program for heritage preservation ever undertaken"

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between ancient Chinese empires...

July 20, 2019

In 2016, a group of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the United States were nominated to the World Heritage List, however the World Heritage Committee recommended deferment - meaning additional work was needed on the nomination (see original post below). Now, the...

July 19, 2019

“Outsiders are cursed for disturbing the red-colored Uluru monolith reaching for the sky”

Governments and agencies that oversee some historic cities have in recent years developed policies to limit the number of tourists that visit them. From Barcelona to Dubrovnik, Ven...

June 21, 2019

The Italian government rejected a plan that would have closed the Guidecca Canal to cruise ships

Venice has long been battling the twin threats of rising sea level and hoards of tourists (see various links below). Now, the mayor of Venice - Luigi Brugnaro - is claiming...

December 21, 2018

In 2016, a group of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the United States were nominated to the World Heritage List, however the World Heritage Committee re

May 26, 2018

"The remarkable legacy of the Hopewell culture’s people in Ohio connects us to those who inhabited our land thousands of years ago."

In 1945 shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded...

May 16, 2018

“Empowering Commitment to World Heritage”–Volunteers needed for Summer 2018

“Working vacations have gained in popularity in recent years as people (usually of some means) seek more substantive experiences to their vacations than simply lying on a beach or playing golf....

November 22, 2017

“Heritage is not a luxury—it is a precious asset”

In 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded and headquartered in Paris, France. The primary mission of UNESCO is to build an...

October 31, 2017

"It is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

In 1945 shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded and headquartered in Paris, France. The primary mission...

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