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World Heritage Status Sought for Restored Marshlands of Iraq

Article: World Heritage Status Sought for Restored Marshlands of Iraq

KYOTO, Japan, September 5, 2008 (ENS) – The United Nations is moving to list the Marshlands of Mesopotamia in Iraq as a World Heritage site. At the same time, the government of Iraq is moving to designate this wetland area as a national park. Believed to be the location of the Biblical Garden of Eden,…

Eight New Natural Wonders Inscribed on World Heritage List

Article: 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

Article: 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…