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Bio-piracy, mining threaten new Unesco World Heritage site in Mindanao

RESEARCHERS explore the pygmy forest.

After 15 years, the Philippines has successfully inscribed another site to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Will Vigan make it to Unesco’s New 7 Wonders Cities?

CALLE Crisologo, the nerve center of Vigan’s historic district. Only horse-carriages may traverse the cobblestone street.

Today the fate of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, will be decided. The list of 28 cities contending for New 7 Wonders Cities will be reduced to 21; then to 14 on Oct. 2; and the top seven cities will be announced Dec. 7.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unesco adds French cave art to world heritage list

A view of paintings on the rock walls of the Chauvet cave, on June 13, 2014 in Vallon Pont d'Arc, southeastern France.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Drawings of mammoths, human footprints and other art carved on cave walls in southern France about 30,000 years ago have been inscribed on Unesco ‘s World Heritage list.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Clam Gardens FILE PHOTO

UN cultural agency Unesco on Wednesday warned Australia that the Great Barrier Reef could be put on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites if more is not done to protect it.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

China’s fake Sphinx to be demolished—state media

In this Tuesday May 13, 2014 photo, people visit a full-size replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza in a village near Shijiazhuang, in northern China's Hebei province. The concrete-made-replica, built in a video and animation industrial park, has a movie studio inside. (AP Photo)  CHINA OUT

A replica of Egypt’s iconic Sphinx built in northern China will be dismantled after an Egyptian ministry complained about the structure, state media said Sunday.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »