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Eight New Natural Wonders Inscribed on World Heritage List

Eight New Natural Wonders Inscribed on World Heritage List

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, July 8, 2008 (ENS) – Eight new natural sites were added to the World Heritage List today by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Quebec City. The new sites include the Socotra Archipelago in Yemen, Canada’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the French Lagoons of New Caledonia, Saryarka in Northern Kazakhstan, Mount Sanqingshan…

UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites Face More Threats

UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites Face More Threats

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, June 30, 2008 (ENS) – The World Heritage Committee will consider the requests made by governments for inscription of 13 new natural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List when it meets here Wednesday for its annual session. During this year’s meeting, hosted by Canada to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the…

Monarch Butterflies to Be Protected From Illegal Logging

Monarch Butterflies to Be Protected From Illegal Logging

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, June 28, 2008 (ENS) – Canada, Mexico and the United States are cooperating to protect and conserve the monarch butterfly, which environment ministers of the three countries say has become a symbol of North America’s shared environment. Each year millions of monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles back and forth from wintering…

Mexican President Vows to Protect Sacred Butterfly Trees

Mexican President Vows to Protect Sacred Butterfly Trees

ANGANGUEO, Michoacán, Mexico, November 26, 2007 (ENS) – President Felipe Calderon visited the Sierra Chincua monarch butterfly reserve in the mountains of central Mexico on Sunday to announce his plan to enhance and publicize the reserve. Under the new program, the Calderon government will spend $4.6 million to buy additional equipment and advertising for the…