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UNESCO strips Liverpool of its world heritage status

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 22, Jul 2021
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  • The United Nations’ culture organisation’s World Heritage Committee voted in a secret ballot to remove the designation because of developments in the city centre and on its historic River Mersey waterfront.
  • The heritage label gives historic sites access to UN conservation funding as well as featuring in tourist guidebooks across the world.

About the Site

  • Liverpool was named a World Heritage Site in 2004
  • Liverpool was put on the heritage list in recognition of its role as one of the world's most important ports during the 18th and 19th centuries and for its architectural beauty.

Other sites stripped previously of the title:

  • The Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) in 2007 after poaching and habitat loss
  • The Dresden Elbe valley in Germany in 2009 when a four-lane bridge was built over the river.