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World Heritage Site


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  • n. A place listed by UNESCO as being of special cultural or physical significance.


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  • IN 1972, JAMES Michener, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and William Holden a rather stylish trio were seduced by an Australian entrepreneur to join him in creating what today might be called a World Heritage Site out of a bite-sized piece of Melanesian paradise called the island of Wuvulu.

    One From The Hart

  • Bath is something called a World Heritage Site, which is kind of like a National Park, only for cities and stuff too.

    Pies & Prejudice

  • The declaration of Robben Island as a World Heritage Site was the first step in the major redevelopment of what has become a universal symbol of freedom, the director of the island's museum,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Covering 7800 Km2 it was established in 1925 as Africa's first national park and classified as a World Heritage Site in 1979. - Articles related to The unlikely and extraordinary bond between orphaned elephant calves and children

  • For just R150 000 a month, according to City of Cape Town documents, the World Heritage Site was a "confirmed and available" advertising site where a brand's colours could illuminate its surface using existing and additional lights.

    IOL: News

  • A gift from France, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924, inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1984 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986

    Karen Rubin: Lady Liberty To Take Year-Long Vacation

  • A World Heritage Site, one of the wonders of the natural world and Australia's top attraction, the Great Barrier Reef may take decades to recover from Cyclone Yasi's assault—bad news for both the tourism and fishing industries.

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef

  • Unesco, which lists the Serengeti as a World Heritage Site, has also warned against the road.

    Serengeti highway threatens national park's wildebeest migration

  • They have established a Preservation Trust which has applied to Unesco for special status for East Coker as a World Heritage Site, though the bid will only succeed if the government in London supports it, which it has so far shown no signs of doing.

    Roger Housden: T.S. Eliot's Village Bares Its Teeth

  • See here for some great pics. (h/t: John Platt.) In some more hopeful news, the area where the loris was found was just named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

    Andrew Wetzler: Wildlife Roundup: the Good News


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