Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is on Unesco’s List of World Heritage in Danger because of threats posed to its beloved biodiversity. Photo: Shutterstock

Six Unesco World Heritage Sites in danger of being delisted

  • Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Timbuktu, in Mali, are among those in the UN’s bad books
  • Threats range from natural disasters to pollution, poaching, armed conflict and unchecked tourism develop­ment
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Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is on Unesco’s List of World Heritage in Danger because of threats posed to its beloved biodiversity. Photo: Shutterstock
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