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UNESCO - World Heritage
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 03:30
UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by floods and landslides at Rwenzori Mountains National Park
At the beginning of May 2020, torrential rain occurred in and around Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The excessive rain caused heavy flooding which destroyed wildlife habitats and essential infrastructure along theNyamwamba, Nzurangi, Mulyambuli, Rwamba, Kabamba, Mubuku, Bujuku, Nyamwaghasani, ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 07:00
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, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop,  organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Three participants from Ethiopia, together with 16 other representatives from Anglophone Africa, are taking part in an online World Heritage Nomination Workshop for Advanced Dossiers under the framework of the World Heritage Nomination Capacity Building Programme from 10 to 17 September 2020. The  online workshop, which was organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM), ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop, organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO and the ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.
Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 17:45
The coronavirus has challenged the core of what makes cities vibrant and successful: busy streets full of people. Will these cities ever come back to be the same? The webinar on Euro-Mediterranean cities in the post-pandemic era, organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, reflected on sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region after COVID-19, climate change, cultural heritage, and on the approach of the ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year the Heritage Night will also be available ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Montag, 14.9.2020, 15:00
Following a devastating fire on 5 June 2020 at the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda, UNESCO, through the Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF), is providing financial and technical assistance to support the urgent procurement and installation of a firefighting system at the property, as well as training in fire prevention and disaster risk management for the site management authorities and local community members of the Buganda Kingdom living in the compound ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 07:00
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, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
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Montag, 24.8.2020, 17:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit
    (details)

  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration
    (details)

  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America
    (details)

  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples
    (details)


Montag, 20.7.2020, 17:14
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Push for development in India paves over the past
    (details)

  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims
    (details)

  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding
    (details)

  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites
    (details)


Montag, 31.8.2020, 15:37
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan
    (details)

  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets
    (details)

  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
    (details)

  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies
    (details)


Mittwoch, 9.9.2020, 20:04
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years
    (details)

  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline
    (details)

  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet
    (details)

  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics
    (details)


Montag, 10.8.2020, 16:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia
    (details)

  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake
    (details)

  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site
    (details)

  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex
    (details)


Montag, 15.6.2020, 17:05
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered
    (details)

  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs
    (details)

  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea
    (details)

Montag, 29.6.2020, 16:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest
    (details)

  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway
    (details)

  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date
    (details)

  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic
    (details)


Dienstag, 14.7.2020, 16:31
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule
    (details)

  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula
    (details)

  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber
    (details)

  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake
    (details)


Montag, 3.8.2020, 17:08
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation
    (details)

  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found
    (details)

  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 8.6.2020, 16:25
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets
    (details)

  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change
    (details)

  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present
    (details)

  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change
    (details)


Montag, 22.6.2020, 17:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal
    (details)

  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads
    (details)

  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition
    (details)

  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest
    (details)


Montag, 27.7.2020, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally
    (details)

  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history
    (details)

  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago
    (details)

  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings
    (details)


Montag, 1.6.2020, 18:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life
    (details)

  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity
    (details)

  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old
    (details)

  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period
    (details)


Montag, 17.8.2020, 16:54
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China
    (details)

  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective
    (details)

  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Dienstag, 26.5.2020, 16:09
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 3D Footprints in Tanzania suggest gendered group activities
    (details)

  • Competition with modern humans may have been the cause of Neanderthal extinction, new research suggests
    (details)

  • Cadaver dogs may become archaeologists’ newest noninvasive tool
    (details)

  • Bone arrowpoint in southern Africa gives early date for advanced human cognition
    (details)


Montag, 6.7.2020, 16:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site
    (details)

  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point
    (details)

  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint
    (details)

  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria
    (details)


Montag, 14.9.2020, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds
    (details)

  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest
    (details)

  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites
    (details)

  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens
    (details)


Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop, organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO and the ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Three participants from Ethiopia, together with 16 other representatives from Anglophone Africa, are taking part in an online World Heritage Nomination Workshop for Advanced Dossiers under the framework of the World Heritage Nomination Capacity Building Programme from 10 to 17 September 2020. The  online workshop, which was organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM), ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.
Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 03:30
UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by floods and landslides at Rwenzori Mountains National Park
At the beginning of May 2020, torrential rain occurred in and around Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The excessive rain caused heavy flooding which destroyed wildlife habitats and essential infrastructure along theNyamwamba, Nzurangi, Mulyambuli, Rwamba, Kabamba, Mubuku, Bujuku, Nyamwaghasani, ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 07:00
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, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop,  organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Montag, 14.9.2020, 15:00
Following a devastating fire on 5 June 2020 at the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda, UNESCO, through the Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF), is providing financial and technical assistance to support the urgent procurement and installation of a firefighting system at the property, as well as training in fire prevention and disaster risk management for the site management authorities and local community members of the Buganda Kingdom living in the compound ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 07:00
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, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 17:45
The coronavirus has challenged the core of what makes cities vibrant and successful: busy streets full of people. Will these cities ever come back to be the same? The webinar on Euro-Mediterranean cities in the post-pandemic era, organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, reflected on sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region after COVID-19, climate change, cultural heritage, and on the approach of the ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year the Heritage Night will also be available ...
Weltkulturerbe
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop, organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO and the ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 03:30
UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by floods and landslides at Rwenzori Mountains National Park
At the beginning of May 2020, torrential rain occurred in and around Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The excessive rain caused heavy flooding which destroyed wildlife habitats and essential infrastructure along theNyamwamba, Nzurangi, Mulyambuli, Rwamba, Kabamba, Mubuku, Bujuku, Nyamwaghasani, ...
Montag, 14.9.2020, 15:00
Following a devastating fire on 5 June 2020 at the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda, UNESCO, through the Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF), is providing financial and technical assistance to support the urgent procurement and installation of a firefighting system at the property, as well as training in fire prevention and disaster risk management for the site management authorities and local community members of the Buganda Kingdom living in the compound ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.
Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 17:45
The coronavirus has challenged the core of what makes cities vibrant and successful: busy streets full of people. Will these cities ever come back to be the same? The webinar on Euro-Mediterranean cities in the post-pandemic era, organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, reflected on sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region after COVID-19, climate change, cultural heritage, and on the approach of the ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Three participants from Ethiopia, together with 16 other representatives from Anglophone Africa, are taking part in an online World Heritage Nomination Workshop for Advanced Dossiers under the framework of the World Heritage Nomination Capacity Building Programme from 10 to 17 September 2020. The  online workshop, which was organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM), ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year the Heritage Night will also be available ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 07:00
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, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop,  organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 16:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia
    (details)

  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake
    (details)

  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site
    (details)

  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex
    (details)


Montag, 17.8.2020, 16:54
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China
    (details)

  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective
    (details)

  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 20.7.2020, 17:14
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Push for development in India paves over the past
    (details)

  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims
    (details)

  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding
    (details)

  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites
    (details)


Montag, 14.9.2020, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds
    (details)

  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest
    (details)

  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites
    (details)

  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens
    (details)


Montag, 15.6.2020, 17:05
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered
    (details)

  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs
    (details)

  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea
    (details)

Montag, 29.6.2020, 16:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest
    (details)

  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway
    (details)

  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date
    (details)

  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic
    (details)


Montag, 27.7.2020, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally
    (details)

  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history
    (details)

  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago
    (details)

  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings
    (details)


Dienstag, 14.7.2020, 16:31
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule
    (details)

  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula
    (details)

  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber
    (details)

  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake
    (details)


Montag, 22.6.2020, 17:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal
    (details)

  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads
    (details)

  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition
    (details)

  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest
    (details)


Montag, 24.8.2020, 17:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit
    (details)

  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration
    (details)

  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America
    (details)

  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples
    (details)


Montag, 8.6.2020, 16:25
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets
    (details)

  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change
    (details)

  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present
    (details)

  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change
    (details)


Montag, 3.8.2020, 17:08
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation
    (details)

  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found
    (details)

  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Dienstag, 26.5.2020, 16:09
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 3D Footprints in Tanzania suggest gendered group activities
    (details)

  • Competition with modern humans may have been the cause of Neanderthal extinction, new research suggests
    (details)

  • Cadaver dogs may become archaeologists’ newest noninvasive tool
    (details)

  • Bone arrowpoint in southern Africa gives early date for advanced human cognition
    (details)


Montag, 1.6.2020, 18:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life
    (details)

  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity
    (details)

  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old
    (details)

  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period
    (details)


Montag, 31.8.2020, 15:37
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan
    (details)

  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets
    (details)

  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
    (details)

  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies
    (details)


Mittwoch, 9.9.2020, 20:04
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years
    (details)

  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline
    (details)

  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet
    (details)

  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics
    (details)


Montag, 6.7.2020, 16:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site
    (details)

  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point
    (details)

  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint
    (details)

  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria
    (details)


Central Asia Trade
Montag, 10.8.2020, 16:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia
    (details)

  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake
    (details)

  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site
    (details)

  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex
    (details)


Montag, 14.9.2020, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds
    (details)

  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest
    (details)

  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites
    (details)

  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens
    (details)


Montag, 8.6.2020, 16:25
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets
    (details)

  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change
    (details)

  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present
    (details)

  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change
    (details)


Montag, 22.6.2020, 17:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal
    (details)

  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads
    (details)

  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition
    (details)

  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest
    (details)


Montag, 20.7.2020, 17:14
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Push for development in India paves over the past
    (details)

  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims
    (details)

  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding
    (details)

  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites
    (details)


Montag, 15.6.2020, 17:05
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered
    (details)

  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs
    (details)

  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea
    (details)

Mittwoch, 9.9.2020, 20:04
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years
    (details)

  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline
    (details)

  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet
    (details)

  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics
    (details)


Montag, 29.6.2020, 16:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest
    (details)

  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway
    (details)

  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date
    (details)

  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic
    (details)


Montag, 17.8.2020, 16:54
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China
    (details)

  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective
    (details)

  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Dienstag, 14.7.2020, 16:31
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule
    (details)

  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula
    (details)

  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber
    (details)

  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake
    (details)


Montag, 3.8.2020, 17:08
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation
    (details)

  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found
    (details)

  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 27.7.2020, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally
    (details)

  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history
    (details)

  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago
    (details)

  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings
    (details)


Montag, 24.8.2020, 17:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit
    (details)

  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration
    (details)

  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America
    (details)

  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples
    (details)


Montag, 31.8.2020, 15:37
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan
    (details)

  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets
    (details)

  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
    (details)

  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies
    (details)


Dienstag, 26.5.2020, 16:09
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 3D Footprints in Tanzania suggest gendered group activities
    (details)

  • Competition with modern humans may have been the cause of Neanderthal extinction, new research suggests
    (details)

  • Cadaver dogs may become archaeologists’ newest noninvasive tool
    (details)

  • Bone arrowpoint in southern Africa gives early date for advanced human cognition
    (details)


Montag, 6.7.2020, 16:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site
    (details)

  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point
    (details)

  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint
    (details)

  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria
    (details)


Montag, 1.6.2020, 18:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life
    (details)

  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity
    (details)

  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old
    (details)

  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period
    (details)