Remains found in the Joggins Cliffs at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia reveal further clues about ancient ecosystems.
World Heritage globally is threatened by climate change, in all sorts of ways. A new tool identifies the key risks and best strategies for both natural and cultural wonders.
A scholar analyzed data about UNESCO World Heritage sites to explain why European cultural relics like Notre Dame are so beloved, while splendid monuments elsewhere remain relatively unknown.
Rock art in the Dampier Archipelago and the Burrup Peninsula contains engravings of animals that are now extinct, such as thylacines and a fat-tailed species of kangaroos.
An influx of tourists is irrevocably changing UNESCO-listed towns in Asia. Controls on visitor numbers are urgently needed.
The International Criminal Court has told Malian radical Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi to pay €2.7m in reparations for an attack on the world heritage site.
Literary and artistic engagements have helped to shape the region into the iconic landscape it is today.
Amid fears for the world's coral reefs, the UN World Heritage Committee has issued its most wide-ranging statement so far on protecting heritage sites from climate. But the problem doesn't end there.
The Great Barrier Reef has avoided being listed as "in danger" by UNESCO. But celebrating this is dangerously short-sighted.
Wilderness areas are vitally important, yet are largely overlooked by the United Nations' list of natural World Heritage. This week's meeting in Poland is a chance to redress that balance.
All mention of Australia has been removed from an international report on climate change on the grounds that it would damage tourism. Here's the evidence.
From the unique dwellings of Omigachi in Japan to the ruined temples of Angkor, Cambodia, UNESCO status brings great value. Here's why Edinburgh needs to take its status more seriously.