World Heritage Committee

Logo The World Heritage Committee (WHC) – whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets physically annually, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund, and allocates financial assistance upon …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México (Some rights reserved) April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by …

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie (Some rights reserved) Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre accepted the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as Australia’s …

World Heritage

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Recommended ListeningThe future of heritage – Has the high value of …

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Photo: ccdoh1, Liffey Falls (Some rights reserved) The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area protects one of the last true wilderness regions on Earth and covers approximately 1,584,000 hectares and represents about 1/5 of the area of the island state of Tasmania. The area is formally recognized through World Heritage listing as being part of the world’s …

Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks

Photo: Mazzali, Ischigualasto Rocks (Some rights reserved) World HeritageUNESCO: Ischigualasto-Talampaya Natural Parks are located in the northern part of central Argentina comprised of two adjoining protected areas. These are Ischigualasto Provincial Park (60,369 hectares) in San Juan Province and Talampaya National Park (215,000 hectares) in Rioja Province, jointly covering 275,369 hectares west of the Sierras …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows (Some rights reserved) A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying …

World Heritage Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Links related to world heritage presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesSpanish village seeks Unesco world heritage status for outdoor chats – GuardianHistoric inclusion: Aboriginal language to be used in World Heritage List World Heritage [email protected]_Watch 2018 Reporthttp://world-heritage-watch.de/content/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Report-WHW.pdf 2019 Reporthttps://www.thehagueuniversity.com/about-thuas/thuas-today/events-and-activities/details/2019/03/18/default-calendar/culture-under-fire-the-ground-breaking-report-on-the-relationship-between-armed-non-state-actors-and-the-protection-of-cultural-heritage Planeta.com

Sydney Opera House

Photo: Aboriginal Tourism Australia Symposium (2007) Sydney – Spotlight on the Opera House Key Linkssydneyoperahouse.com Recommended ListeningThe Life and Legacy of Jørn Utzon – What do you really know about Jørn Utzon? A new film and exhibition shed fresh light on the visionary Dane behind the Sydney Opera House. Twitter Momenthttps://twitter.com/i/moments/921162689795186688Here’s what the Sydney Opera …