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Environmentalists say project will affect monuments; move high court
Hyderabad, August 19


Amid debates over conservation of Western Ghats, which have been added to UNESCO’s list of iconic places, a World Heritage advisory body has recommended international monitoring to ensure that the

Not To Implement Unesco Report Which Is Mandatory For Heritage Tag

With environmental activists criticising that the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag on 39 areas in the Western Ghats does not mean more protection to these ecologically fragile properties, Environment

Bangalore: From Lena Pillars nature park in Russia to the Lakes of Ounianga in Chad (Central Africa), from Sangha Trinational in Cameroon to Chengjiang fossil site in China, the nations are celebra

As the cluster of 39 sites in the Western Ghats received the World Heritage Site tag on Monday, experts have questioned the logic behind listing the already-protected patches and not giving represe

Even as 39 protected areas across the Western Ghats made it to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites, India is trying to separate the issue of the heritage status from the recommendations of the

“It should be subject to rigorous prior impact assessment”

The World Heritage Committee (WHC), which inscribed the Western Ghats as a World Heritage Site, has asked India to ensure that infrastructure development in the area is in tune with the Operational Guidelines of the World Heritage Convention. The suggestion came from the ongoing WHC meeting at St. Petersburg, Russia.

India's 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations.