Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites That You Should Definitely Know About

As of 2002, there are 1007 incredible sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List (31 Transboundary, 2 Delisted, 46 In Danger, 779 Cultural, 197 Natural, 31 Mixed, 161 States Parties). By sites ranked by country, Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites with 50 sites, followed by China (47), Spain (44), France (39), Germany (39), Mexico (32) and India (32). Out of these 1007 sites, many sites are inaccessible due to conflict while other are simply hard to reach. To inform the international community of conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List and also, to encourage the corrective action, UNESCO created the ‘List of World Heritage in Danger.’ READ MORE…

By enricgomez.com