War Threatens Destroys the World Heritage Site

According to UNESCO there are 50 sites from 1052 a world heritage site

One of the World Heritage Sites, Ephesus in Turkey

World Heritage Site in the world can provide us human beings the great lesson material in a familiar journey of mankind, so that the world body UNESCO to perform maintenance on the historic sites that exist in various countries around the world.

The issue now comes if you see a situation that is getting terrible, war conflicts between the various interests in several parts of the world, and according to this world institutions, apart from the war, citing the sites CNN Indonesia, December 3rd, other factors also accelerate damage to this historic sites.

Natural disasters, pollution, conflict, vandalism, urbanization, until the development of modern travel trip, until the regional conflicts that occurred in the last three years, accelerating the destruction of war, as happened in Aleppo and Palmyra in Syria.

This World Culture institution had issued a list in order to invite the international community undertake protective measures, as was done in the meeting of the 40th, which was held in Istanbul last July, recorded an increase in damage elsewhere, Mali and Uzbekistan into the list as well as other damage at five world heritage sites in Libya, damaged by the conflict in the North African region.

Notes from the news sites AFP, according to the UNESCO’s list, that the sites were damaged in two categories, namely 'Confirmed' damaged and endangered, as well as 'Potential' damaged by a condition that occurs in the vicinity.

A serious issue, because it requires a lot of attention, funding and management, UNESCO declared that the list could facilitate the World Heritage Fund to allocate funds for the site has an emergency condition.

The list continue, while the world increasingly preoccupied with himself. Certainly a lot of effort needs to be done in stages each time to the world heritage sites in the endangered list version of UNESCO.

1. Hours ruins and the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan
2. Archaeological City Ashur, Hatra, and Samarra, Iraq
3. The Old City and the Western Wall (Wailing Wal), Jerusalem
4. Temple of Askia, Timbuktu and the Old Town Djenne, Mali
5. Water Nature Reserve and Tenera, Sahara Desert, Africa

6. Old City of Aleppo, Bosra, Damascus, Crac des Chevaliers, Qal'at Salah El-Din, and Palmyra, Syria
7. Historic Town of Zabid, the Old City of Sanaa, and the Old City of Shibam, Yemen

Still continues to grow, according to a note from UNESCO, such as the National Parks in Congo, the Central African Republic and Senegal.

Even that seemed often in the media, including to the site that needs attention is the Everglades National Park in Florida, USA and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Source: L Kertopati – CNN Indonesia, AFP
Image: W Sjahran - Germany


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