In a new report, UNESCO has announced the negative consequences of the corona epidemic on more than a thousand World Heritage Sites said that these negative effects are expected to continue for months and even years.
UNESCO has published a report entitled ” World Heritage Sites in the Face of Covid-19″ through an extensive survey of historic places that have been registered on their list and through interviews and surveys of the managers of these sites.
Many participants in the study predict that the negative consequences of the coronavirus epidemic will continue to plague UNESCO World Heritage Sites for months or even years, with 90% of countries declaring their global sites at the height of the disease, the report said. Either completely or partially shut down.
In February 2021, an average of 71% of the historical places inscribed on the UNESCO registration list was closed.
According to the study, the number of visitors to the UNESCO list of shared cultural places Site in 2020 decreased by 66%, with an average of 40% of permanent staff and 53% of temporary staff lost their jobs.
Participants in the study expressed concern about the significant impact of the Corona epidemic on local communities, as revenues from these sites have fallen sharply due to declining visitors, and some of these sites have been associated with illegal excavations, looting, and vandalism. Monitoring of these areas has been established.
Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with 54 sites on the World Heritage List, followed by China with 53 sites, Spain with 47 sites, and Germany and France with 44 sites.
India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, the United States, Iran (23 sites), and Japan also have the highest number of sites inscribed on the UNESCO registration list. We have to wait and see what they said in the end.