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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Sadly enough, for the first time ever, there was one World Heritage site deleted from the list, the Oryx Sanctuary in Oman....
And of course, the list has been made longer as well, with over 850 sites now. News is about a month old, but maybe some of you didn't know it...I didn't;)

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And this makes me really sad.

People killing eachoter is sad, but killing innocent animals, even if it is for money or whatever, it is just stupidity of those people. Those people should be slaughtered themselves

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 2, 2007, at 1:15 AM by Utrecht ]

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

A couple of years ago I payed attention when something was listed as an Unesco site, but nowadays, you must try really hard to find a site, that is not on the list.

Killing Gorilla's ...why? I just don't get it.

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4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting Herr Bert

A couple of years ago I payed attention when something was listed as an Unesco site, but nowadays, you must try really hard to find a site, that is not on the list.

Killing Gorilla's ...why? I just don't get it.

To start with your last question: bush meat and selling of body parts if possible at all. But I guess sometimes for fun as well, just a bunch of stupid frustrated people that must be.

The list is getting longer indeed but isn't that only a good thing. If it was kept to let's say a max of 500, than the rest would not be protected at all or just partly? And 850 sites on a list, which could easily be extended to 85000 is not very much.
But you could debate indeed why for example the historic city of a certain town is on the list and another one is not....

5. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

I reckon all it is somehow connected to internal & external politics in that region

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Herr Bert

A couple of years ago I payed attention when something was listed as an Unesco site, but nowadays, you must try really hard to find a site, that is not on the list.

Killing Gorilla's ...why? I just don't get it.

To start with your last question: bush meat and selling of body parts if possible at all. But I guess sometimes for fun as well, just a bunch of stupid frustrated people that must be.

The list is getting longer indeed but isn't that only a good thing. If it was kept to let's say a max of 500, than the rest would not be protected at all or just partly? And 850 sites on a list, which could easily be extended to 85000 is not very much.
But you could debate indeed why for example the historic city of a certain town is on the list and another one is not....

If you look at the pictures, with the article .. it looks like a killing for fun, which I think is sad.

I was talking from a touristic point of view. If I read a brochure (or a LP), maybe 2-3 years ago, and they claim a site to be a UNESCO site, I took notice. Now I still take notice, but it just doesn't have the effect on me, that it had a couple of years ago.

But ofcourse there are a lot of sites, that should be protected. But I hope they also have money to support these sites, when it comes down to maintenance and rebuilding. If it get's too big, they run the risk of having more sites, than they afford to support. Take a look at the Dutch support for monuments: they can only give money to support maybe 10-20% of the sites, who are in need of urgent repairs/rebuilding etc.

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

It is useless indeed to have a world heritage site if you can not afford it.

About the gorillas, there recently also have been problems regarding the money the locals get, that way make a profit. Visitors pay around 300 dollar here (500 in Rwanda and Uganda) to visit the gorillas. In those last two countries 10% goed to the locals, that way preserving the gorilla habitat and having direct advantages to keep things safe. In Congo they don't get anything or at least close to anything. So that's why they kill the gorillas as well. Strange, a few bucks is more important than gorillas, and I thought that having a roof above your head and enough food is good for them, but they want money to drink alcohol as well. Doesn't make sense to me.