UNESCO adds new sites

30/07/2013This entry was posted in Travel News and tagged , on by .

UNESCO adds new sites. The list of UNESCO protected World heritage sites keeps on growing proving there are still many important historical sites that need conservation.

Currently the list has almost 1,000 places inscribed, and this year 22 new sites were added.including the Rice Terraces of Honghe Hani, Mount Fuji, Mount Etna, the Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany and the Bochnia Royal Salt Mines in Poland. To be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten highly specific selection criteria. The International Agency is under pressure to help more and more sites that are in danger particularly those currently in conflict situations as is the case in Syria which now has six sites listed as endangered.

UNESCO web site

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