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Iraq fears famed Marshes could be pulled from World Heritage List
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Iraq fears famed Marshes could be pulled from World Heritage List

[:en]Hassan al-Shanoun, Al-Monitor, 28 May 2017 The Iraqi government is committed to keeping the Mesopotamian Marshes on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in the southern part of the country, the marshes were added to UNESCO’s list in July 2016. Previously listed Iraqi World Heritage sites are the city of Ashur, the city of Hatra, the Erbil Citadel...

Official decision of the Iraqi Marshes’ inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List
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Official decision of the Iraqi Marshes’ inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List

[:en]Decision: 40 COM 8B.16 The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/16/40.COM/8B, WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B1 and 1.WHC/16/40.COM/INF.8B2, Inscribes The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape 2. of the Mesopotamian Cities, Iraq, on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (v), (ix) and (x); Takes note of the following provisional...

Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!
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Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!

[:en]February 2014 , Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the  nomination of the Iraqi marshes to the World Heritage Committee, according to the 1972 World Heritage Convention. The Iraqi Ministry of Environment confirmed that it had submitted...