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Date PostedMay 19, 2016

Study Shows World Heritage Sites May be at Risk from Construction


I recently read an article on Sourceable.net that started me thinking about the impact construction activities are having on our natural World Heritage sites, like the Grand Canyon (pictured).

According to the article, half of the world’s natural World Heritage sites are at risk from activities like mining, dredging and drillng for oil. The Great Barrier Reef is one of those sites at risk.

The dangers to  these heritage sites range from oil and gas exploration in mining to unsustainable water use and illegal logging, the writer pointed out.

The article was prompted by a report for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which revealed the true extent of the problem.

Read more about this problem at: https://sourceable.net/world-heritage-sites-at-risk-from-construction-study-shows/

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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