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Rice Terraces Officially Removed From “List Of World Heritage in Danger”

By on Jun 29, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Environment, Travel, World Comments
Banaue Rice Terraces
Banaue Rice Terraces
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The Rice Terraces of the Philippines has been officially removed from the “List of World Heritage in Danger“, the World Heritage Committee announced on Tuesday as reported on a press release posted on the United Nations Information Center Manila website on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

According to the press release, the Banaue Rice Terraces was listed on the World Heritage List in 1995 as an outstanding cultural landscape. Following a request from the Philippine government, it was placed on the Danger List in 2000.

“The preservation of the Rice Terraces required better management and development plus the country also needed increased national and international support. Both actions were successfully undertaken, leading to the conservation of the remote high rice fields,” a statement on the press release said.

Aside from the Rice Terraces, Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Pakistan were also removed from the list, the press release said.

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