Tag: world heritage sites

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  • Saudi Arabia to announce visa schemes to boost tourism, abolishes abaya rule

    Saudi Arabia to announce visa schemes to boost tourism, abolishes abaya rule

    The announcement comes just two weeks after devastating attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure -- blamed by Washington on Iran -- which roiled global energy markets and raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

    September 27, 2019
  • The illegal wildlife trade

    The illegal wildlife trade

    Nearly half of all the natural World Heritage sites on the planet are being ravaged by poachers who are driving some endangered animals towards extinction, according to a new report. The illegal wildlife trade was estimated to be worth some £15billion, making it the fourth largest international criminal trade after drugs, guns and human trafficking, …

    April 22, 2017