How Natural World Heritage Sites Are Being Spoiled

Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef. Michael Amendolia/Greenpeace

  No Longer Wild

 How Natural World Heritage Sites Are Being Spoiled

When a place is designated a Natural World Heritage Site, it is a recognition that it has “outstanding universal value” and must be protected. But a new study shows many of these sites are being severely damaged by human activity and are deteriorating rapidly.

 By Richard Conniff