May 7, 2015

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    Biodiversity flourishes in an ancient rubbish tip

    The preservation of archeological sites does not always overlap with the conservation of biodiversity. At the most basic level, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization separates cultural heritage sites and natural heritage sites: Of 981 heritage sites, 759 are cultural, 193 natural, and only 29 (2.65%) have mixed properties (whc.unesco.org/en/list). Cultural conservation and […] More