UNESCO Names 21 New World Heritage Sites, Adds to Endangered List
Also new on the list is Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, a silver trade route from Mexico north to the U.S. that was used from the 16th to 19th centuries.
The 21 additions bring UNESCO's total of must-see places to 911. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee made its announcement at its annual meeting in Brazil.
The committee also designated four sites as endangered, meaning immediate assistance can be allocated from the World Heritage Fund.
The Everglades was previously on the list from 1993 to 2007, and UNESCO says water diverted to cities is to blame, then and now.
Newly added to the endangered list are the Atsinanana rain forests in Madagascar, the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery in the Caucasus state of Georgia, and the tombs of Buganda Kings in Uganda.
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