UNESCO World Heritage site
April 16, 2022
Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges are Headed for Global Recognition
By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
The bridges have been included in UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites.
December 22, 2021
Development and Conservation Clash at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park
By Victoria Milko
New development efforts pit hopes for more tourists against concerns about damaging the very same environment that draws them.
July 17, 2021
The Threat of a Dam Disaster in Luang Prabang
By Tom Fawthrop
The dam near Luang Prabang - both a World Heritage site and an seismically active zone - is “an irresponsible gamble,” experts argue.
March 04, 2021
UNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam
By Sebastian Strangio
The U.N.'s cultural agency fears that the project might endanger the World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang.
December 23, 2020
Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?
By Tom Fawthrop
Another Mekong dam project threatens to cost the former royal capital its UNESCO World Heritage status.
March 20, 2020
Cooperating to Save Laos’ Plain of Jars
By Kamonrat Chayamarit
With disaster management efforts just now underway, the Plain of Jars is an important example of safeguarding World Heritage.
September 26, 2016
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
By Luke Hunt
The country is only beginning to reexamine how it preserves its ancient temples.
July 02, 2016
Pakistan’s Vanishing History
By Daud Khattak
Pakistan's 2,000-year-old historical treasures are under threat from religious extremists and smugglers.
June 29, 2014
Australia’s Bid to Delist UN Protected Forest Rejected
By Jarni Blakkarly
UNESCO takes just 7 minutes to dismiss Australia’s bid to open up forest to logging.
May 05, 2014
Vietnam: The Ha Long Bay Alliance
By Katie Jacobs
A new initiative takes on environmental issues at one of Vietnam’s most renowned travel destinations.
November 26, 2013
Lumbini Discovery: Time to Push Back the Buddha’s Birthday?
Buddhism’s central figure may have lived more than a century earlier than previously thought.
August 16, 2013
Esala Perahera: Elephants, Revelry and Buddha’s Stolen Tooth
In Sri Lanka, one of the world’s oldest and liveliest festivals is underway.
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