10 Endangered UNESCO Sites to Visit This Year

March 13, 2017 at 8:45:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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The struggle to protect history’s most significant ruins against the march of time and modern development is an ongoing battle, and despite the awareness and funding the UNESCO World Heritage Site program provides, many sites struggle to maintain the outlined preservation standards. With its list of endangered sites, UNESCO keeps closer tabs on certain sites deemed at risk from irreparable damage, jeopardizing a piece of human or natural history. Climate change, industrial activity, poaching, and urban expansion are a few of the problems that plague the preservation of the world’s most important monuments and natural areas. We’ve highlighted 10 sites UNESCO has deemed endangered that you’ll want to see sooner rather than later.—Abbey Chase

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