UNESCO sites that are in danger of disappearing: Part-6



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UNESCO sites that are in danger of disappearing: Part-6

On our beloved planet there are over a thousand sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO. These are sites of indisputable and eminent cultural, historical and scientific importance, among which, however, some are in danger of disappearing today, due to wars, mismanagement and climate change.

Liverpool, a maritime merchant city in the UK, has a historic, magnetic and fascinating port. However, the spectacular port of the British city is at risk of losing all its charm and splendor due to the redevelopment project of the historic port area known as Liverpool Waters.

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo: Dečani Monastery, Peć Patriarchal Monastery, Gračanica Monastery and Our Lady of Ljeviš, Kosovo, are at risk due to lack of management and legal protection; political instability. Niokolo-Koba National Park in Senegal is in danger of disappearing due to site degradation, declining mammalian population, management problems and the negative impact of a Gambia River Dam project.

Jerusalem's Old City and its walls are at risk due to uncontrolled urban development. General deterioration of the state of conservation due to mass tourism and lack of maintenance. Selous Wildlife Reserve, in Tanzania, Regions of Pwani, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma, presents threats related to the extraction of minerals, oil and natural gas and the construction of infrastructural works.

UNESCO sites that are in danger of disappearing: Part-4

On our beloved planet there are over a thousand sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO. These are sites of indisputable and eminent cultural, historical and scientific importance, among which, however, some are in danger of disappearing today, due to wars, mismanagement and climate change.

Krak dei Cavalieri and Qal'at Salah El-Din, Syria, was the most important Middle Eastern outpost of the Knights Templar during the Crusades. It risks disappearing due to the Syrian civil war. Cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, is in a fragile state of conservation due to neglect, military actions and bomb explosions: risk of collapse of the Buddha niche, deterioration of the cave murals, looting and unauthorized excavations.

Destruction by the Taliban of the statues, which they consider an abomination to Islam. Now, with the return of the Taliban to the country, total destruction of the site is feared. Everglades National Park, USA, exhibits damage caused by Hurricane Andrew and deterioration of water flow and environmental quality due to agricultural and human development (1993).

Continuation of the degradation of the site with consequent loss of marine habitat and decline of aquatic species (2010). Kahuzi-Biega National Park, in the DR Congo, risked disappearing due to deforestation, hunting and habitat loss by many species, including the gorilla, as well as due to the civil war.

Indonesia's tropical rainforest heritage is in danger of being lost due to poaching, illegal logging, agricultural invasion and road construction projects that are expected to cross the site.