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UN Body Calls Tasmania Forest U-Turn 'Exceptional' - Via The Guardian
World  (tags: World, Unesco site, World Heritage Site, Tasmania, Government, Habitat threat, Forests, Trees, Nature, Ethics )

- 653 days ago -
Unesco experts say the Tasmanian Government's move to strip 74,000 hectares of World Heritage status so soon after it was added - in June 2103 - is unprecedented. Unesco's World Heritage committee will consider the amendment in June 2014.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Save the World Heritage Site Mes Aynak IIn Afghanistan
World  (tags: world, politics, World heritage Site, Afghanistan, Mes Aynak, cultural restoration, cultural preseration, architecture, culture, news, interesting, government, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia )

- 1158 days ago -
Mes Aynak is the site of a 2,600 year old Buddhist city in the Logar province of Afghanistan.... The largest remaining giant Buddha statue is located at this site whereas others of its kind were systematically destroyed by the Taliban.
New Coal Mine Threatens Historic South African Site
World  (tags: africa, news, society, World HEritage Site, South AFrica, preservation, culture, world, politics, freedoms )

- 1245 days ago -
Mapungubwe, a pre-colonial city-state, is endangered by new mining.

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