Tag: Unesco

    Preserving and protecting Saudi Arabia’s falcon population

    A burqa is used on a falcon’s face to cover its eyes as sight is their strongest sense. The peregrine falcon is the most predatory aerial bird of all falcon subspecies. Falconry as a traditional sport has become embedded in various cultures worldwide, the result of being practiced globally for 4,000 years. It is a […]

    Dr. Madiha to award Oman environmental prize

    Assigned by His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, DNews 6 Minister of Education, Chairperson of the Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, hand over the UNESCO-Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation on 17 November 2021. The award handing-over ceremony was held on the sidelines of the UNESCO 41st session of the General Conference […]

    Iranian Hawraman region welcomes UNESCO recognition

    Kurds of Hawraman, Iranian Kurdistan Region, welcomed the addition of their region to a list of world heritage sites as a golden opportunity to showcase the nature and culture of the area to the outside world, Rudaw states. Hawraman’s “culture, identity, geography and the beauty of its nature have been ignored throughout history. We never […]

    Natural wonders of Saudi Arabia: Al-Ahsa Oasis
    28 Jul 2021

    Are you excited dreaming about an earthly paradise in the heart of Saudi Arabia? Let’s get acquainted with story about this amazing place. The challenge for the casual visitor to Al-Ahsa is, quite literally, to see the forest for the trees. There are, after all, more than 2.5 million palm trees in the world’s largest and […]

    World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list

    The Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of world heritage sites “in danger” after a global lobbying effort from Australia against the proposed listing, The Guardian reports. On Friday, the 21-country World Heritage Committee ignored a scientific assessment from the UN’s science and culture organization, Unesco, that the reef was clearly […]

    Saudi Arabia and Bahrain back Australia’s lobbying on the Great Barrier Reef

    The Guardian unveils that oil-rich nations back push against Unesco recommendation to have reef placed on world heritage ‘in danger list. Australia has gained the support of oil-rich Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in its lobbying effort to keep the Great Barrier Reef off a list of world heritage sites in danger. The two nations, both […]