Half Of The World's Heritage Sites Are Being Threatened By Industry
A WWF report says nearly half of World Heritage sites, such as the Grand Canyon and the Galapagos Islands, are threatened by industrial development.By Ben Lawson | April 6, 2016
According to the World Wildlife Fund, nearly half of World Heritage sites are being threatened by industrial activity.
The United Nations awards the World Heritage site designation to locales that demonstrate "outstanding universal value." They include places like Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and California's redwood forests.
There are 229 sites throughout the world, and a report from the WWF found 114 of those are under threat from various types of industrial development.