Tag: World Heritage

18Jun
Will Iraq’s wetlands join World Heritage List?

Omar Sattar, Published by Al-Monitor, June 17 2016 BAGHDAD — The archaeological sites of Ur, Eridu and Uruk as well as the Iraqi marshlands are under consideration for UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The decision…

9Jun
Call for Action to Protect the Marshlands of Mesopotamia!

Statement by the Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign – June 9, 2016 Prior to the 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Istanbul…

17May
Suspension of Ilisu Dam project demanded at Tigris River Valley symposium in Turkey

Batman, Turkey, May 2016 The ancient town of Hasankeyf in Turkey has for years been struggling against the destructive Ilisu Dam, currently under construction in Southeastern Turkey. The…

18Mar
Hasankeyf Selected by Europa Nostra for 7 Most Endangered Program

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, 16 March 2016 The historic town of Hasankeyf, located on the Upper Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, has been selected as one of…

23Nov
UN Delegation Visits Dhi Qar Province to Assess A Possible Inclusion of the Marshes’ in the World Heritage List

Shafaq News The administration of Dhi Qar province said on Thursday that a delegation from the United Nations experts visited the province in order to assess a possible…

22Nov
Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding the Revitalization of the Marshlands

 Al-Mada Press, Dhi Qar Environmental and governmental organizations warned on Thursday of the deteriorating environmental situation in the Iraqi Marshes, as a result of the lack of water…

16Jul
The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

Press Release: Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki,…