New World Heritage sites 2007
Twenty-two sites were added to the World Heritage List during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Christchurch, New Zealand, bringing the total of inscribed sites to 851.
Benefits and challenges of World Heritage inscription
The experiences of seven sites inscribed in the World Heritage List:
uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park, South Africa
New prospects in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains.
A Norwegian renaissance.
Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina
The pivotal role of the local people.
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Nigeria
Prosperity through tradition.
New challenges for Poland’s Renaissance city.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Striking beauty and immense challenge.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Tradition in a changing world.
Impact of tourism on World Heritage sites. Survey by the National Geographic Centre for Sustainable Destinations.
Interview with Mrs Françoise Rivière, Assistant Director-General for Culture at UNESCO.
FROM OUR ADVISORY BODIES
Challenges of expanding and conserving marine World Heritage.
A global network of forest protected areas; Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meets in Chengdu, China.
Oman’s Arabian Sanctuary first site to be delisted; Protecting the historic city of Esfahan; Torrential landslide at Kamchatka; Restoration and management at Kizhi Pogost.
Sites in Danger
Dresden kept on Danger List with warning; Oil boom and preservation in Azerbaijan; Poaching and killing of endangered species.
Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum in New Zealand; Prince Charles inaugurates World Heritage site; Patrimonito in Ethiopia and the Russian Federation.
IN PRINT & ONLINE
A selection of books, brochures and publications, press articles and multimedia dedicated to World Heritage.