• Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Park road fight a watershed moment
    At first it seemed to be just a minor issue about a road project in one national park. But as the public last month learned that the plan was to overhaul the entire route through the heart of Kaeng Krachan National Park, the fierce debate and arguments exploded on social media and triggered organised public events.
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  • Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Kaeng Krachan's main priority: tourism or wildlife protection?
    As his car approached the Sam Yod checkpoint set up at KM 1 on Sam Yod-Bang Krang-Phanoen Thung road, the most popular tourist route in Kaeng Krachan National Park, park chief Mana Phermpool pulled over to ask his subordinates about the number of visitors on the first day of high season.
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  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:05
    Preah Vihear’s ancient Koh Ker temple seeks World Heritage Status
    The Cambodian government is preparing a proposal to register the ancient Koh Ker temple in Preah Vihear province as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:41
    Unesco visits Kui Buri park to gauge situation
    Representatives of Unesco’s World Heritage Committee visited the Kui Buri National Park on Sunday to gather information about the conflicts it has been hit with, and gauge if the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, which it is part of, can be granted the World Heritage Site status.
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  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:12
    Is tourism making us happy?
    Planet Happiness, a new global survey of local residents’ happiness in World Heritage sites, has been launched to address the issue of overtourism that becomes a major concern in visitor hotspots around the world, especially World Heritage sites.
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  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:00
    Chiang Mai bids to become Thailand’s sixth protected site
    THE CHIANG MAI World Heritage Working Group has completed its paperwork and is ready to make its submission this month to Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to make Chiang Mai a world heritage city, Woralun Boonyasurat, head of the Thai Art Department at Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, said yesterday.
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  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 01:00
    EXCLUSIVE: The half-century fight to save Huai Kha Khaeng: Honouring Seub’s legacy
    “AT THE HEART of the success of wildlife conservation is the forest. With healthy forests and habitats, wild animals can survive. Such a principle is easily comprehensible even by those who do not have much knowledge.”
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  • Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:39
    Paint job on staircase of Malaysia's Batu Caves Temple may be illegal
    THE colourful staircase of the iconic Batu Caves Temple that has gone viral on social media, could land the temple committee in trouble as the multimillion ringgit painting and renovation works were not sanctioned by the National Heritage Department (JWN).
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  • Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:20
    Lacking 'authenticity', Kota Tua fails to make UNESCO heritage list
    UNESCO’s advisory board has deemed Jakarta’s Kota Tua to be unqualified to join its World Heritage list, arguing that the area is, among other reasons, not “unique”.
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  • Mon, 02 Jul 2018 06:35
    UNESCO marks Colombian national park for conservation
    Colombia's massive Chiribiquete National Park has made UNESCO's World Heritage List, the United Nations body announced Sunday.
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  • Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:33
    UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites
    Seven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites on Saturday.
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  • Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:26
    Japan Christian sites added to UNESCO World Heritage list
    A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Saturday.
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  • Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:59
    Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings win UNESCO status
    Mumbai's Art Deco buildings -- believed to be the world's second largest collection after Miami -- were added on Saturday to UNESCO's World Heritage List alongside the city's better-known Victorian Gothic architecture.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:30
    War, wine and wonders: hopefuls vie for place on UNESCO heritage list
    Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy's wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO's famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain.
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  • Wed, 30 May 2018 01:00
    Raid on forest encroachers finds land for sale
    MANY OF those charged with encroaching on forest near Khao Yai National Park, a world heritage site, are defying the law by refusing to leave their seized plots and even putting the land up for sale.
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