UN Agency’s Latest Endangered List Leaves Out Many Sites Plagued by Overtourism

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, pictured here, were asked to submit a state of conservation report to UNESCO this year. Jillian Kern / Flickr

Skift Take: UNESCO sites have to follow conservation and management criteria to maintain their designations, but many have slacked off over the years and put themselves at risk. Albeit, the organization doesn’t view many of its most iconic sites most at risk from crowds as the most problematic.

— Dan Peltier

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