Environment ministers from both sides are determined not to see the Barrier Reef listed as in danger. The question is – why?
Often thought of as eternal, mountains are vulnerable to climate change and tourism. To protect them, they should be recognised for their cultural values, not just their natural characteristics.
Political and social instability in the country, as seen in frequent mass protests and xenophobia, threaten the flow of African tourists.
Rising temperatures and extreme weather pose an existential threat to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, but widespread discussion is needed for meaningful change.
Local communities and national authorities are working to develop sustainable tourism in Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Natural Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2018.
The ability of the Osun River to support biodiversity is being threatened by pollution and can only be rescued if the contamination ends.
World heritage sites play an essential role in advancing Unesco’s goals, but more foresight is needed to imagine and enable promising strategies that address the needs of future generations.
Urban farming is an ancient tradition in Bamberg, and the gardeners’ district is an integral part of the World Heritage City, growing food, promoting sustainability and fighting climate change.
Senegal’s colonial heritage has been interpreted to conceive an African future, turning colonial heritage into an archive of a possible Afrotopia.
Heritage sites are sources of historical pride, indigenous knowledge and cultural identity.
Tasmania’s drying climate is seeing more bushfires ignited by lightning strikes. To protect the state’s World Heritage wilderness, we must use sustainable fire management practices.
Coral in the Great Barrier Reef is once again bleaching, with water temperatures up to 3℃ higher than normal in some places.
The reef is suffering environmental conditions that are so extreme, scientists are struggling to simulate these scenarios in laboratories.
Lviv is an important Renaissance and baroque urban centre in Eastern Europe, and its two remaining synagogues survived mass destruction in the Second World War.
Hundreds of Africa’s heritage sites are exposed to sea-level rise and coastal erosion in the future.
For over 40 years, a coal mine on the outskirts of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area dumped poorly treated wastewater into the Wollangambe River. Finally, it’s on the road to recovery.
Saving the Great Barrier Reef is not about throwing money at it – what matters is how the dollars are spent.
The package comes as the Morrison government tries to convince the World Heritage Committee it is making every effort to preserve the reef.
A barrier built to stop human migrants will instead cut off animals and scientific cooperation.
The insurgents left Mosul in 2017 in a near total state of destruction. With little outside help, local residents are rebuilding their city and reclaiming their identity.