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Dams threaten Manas WHS status

By Thu, Oct 27, 2011 2:16PM UTC 0 Comment

When Manas National Park was removed from the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger List in June this year, there was a lot to cheer about. The hard work put in by conservation groups has been recognised, but a bigger danger lies in the future — one that can virtually wash away the national park. Well,...

Indonesia photo essay: Nias war dance

By Mon, Jun 27, 2011 8:29PM UTC 0 Comment

Nias Island, Indonesia Red, yellow and black dominate the costumes of the dancers of the UNESCO cultural village in Bawomataluo, Nias Island, Indonesia. Hundreds of years ago, war between sub-ethnic groups often occurred in Nias, but that’s over now. And the re-enactment of tribal wars in the form of dance inspires and entertains. The theatrical movements of the...