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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recent reclassification of the Komodo dragon, a species endemic to Indonesia, as “endangered” should provide a stronger impetus for the protection of its habitat, activists and experts have said.
ALGAR, Spain (Reuters) - The town of Algar in southern Spain is seeking UNESCO world heritage status to protect and enliven its treasured custom of outdoor neighbourly get-togethers on sweltering summer nights, which it believes Internet-based social networks threaten.
THE ongoing infrastructure development in Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara, has come under the spotlight after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) urged the government to halt the project.
LONDON (Reuters) - The slate landscapes of northwest Wales have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO said on Wednesday, a boost for Britain after the city of Liverpool was stripped of its status.
KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian nuclear agency worker Viktor Kozlov received an unusual birthday gift from his wife Maryna: tickets for a 90 minute flight over Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
THe annual Chingay celebration in Johor Baru has been called off this year due to Covid-19, but devotees can still buy T-shirts to commemorate the occasion and raise funds for Foon Yew High School Seri Alam branch.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): Laos is hopeful that Hin Nam No (Karst) National Protection Area in Bualapha district of Khammuan province will achieve Unesco World Heritage status by 2022.
KWONG Tong Cemetery management committee is optimistic that the heritage status of the 147ha site will be preserved after making its case at the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan (KLSP) 2040 public hearing.
IPOH: The Perak State Parks Corporation (PTNPk) will oversee the management of the Lenggong Valley archaeological site, says State Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing.
KUALA LUMPUR: The deterioration of the Lenggong Valley archaeological site in Hulu Perak should have been recognised and highlighted during the Periodic Reporting exercise, one of the core conservation monitoring mechanisms of the World Heritage Convention.