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.