UNESCO Delists Liverpool of Its World Heritage Status
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
In news Recently, the city of Liverpool, England has been removed from UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.
- The port city was included in the list for its architectural beauty and in recognition of its role as one of the world’s most important ports during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- It was named a World Heritage Site in 2004.
- The city is only the third place to be removed from the list.
What are the Reasons for Delisting?
- The new buildings including a football stadium undermine the attractiveness of its Victorian docks and were destroying the heritage value of its waterfront.
- The over development would irreversibly damage the heritage of the historic port.
Other Delisted Sites:
- Wildlife sanctuary in Oman in 2007. Reason: poaching and habitat loss.
- Dresden Elbe valley in Germany in 2009. Reason: A four-lane motorway bridge was built over the river.
News Source: TH