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World Heritage Expedition[edit]

Archived from the Pub:

I've kickstarted a World Heritage Expedition to update and complete our list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and knock off one of the last remaining Wikivoyage milestones. There's a fair bit of work to be done, but there are "only" 878 sites, so this is eminently doable. Chip in! (WT-en) Jpatokal 23:09, 6 December 2008 (EST)

Yay, just to make sure, a country is done even if the linked pages are stubs? e.g. Denmark would be considered complete as it is? --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) Talk 23:24, 6 December 2008 (EST)
Yes, at least in my opinion. (WT-en) Jpatokal 00:19, 7 December 2008 (EST)

Updating sites and organising by date[edit]

Right now, when we update a country, we add a tag based off the year the most recent WH site was added, per "Use last year the list was updated, not the current date." But there seems to be some confusion. Take Benin for example. Abomey, its only site, was inscribed in 1985, yet the hidden subtext says it was "Updated in 2011". So are we basing the dates off a country's newest site's year of inscription, the year a WT user last added a site to the list, or the year the list was last checked and confirmed?

Considering the list is only updated anually, I suggest we have just one tag/comment at the top that states the year the list was last checked and updated with new sites. So now, we should update the list with the 26 new sites that were inscribed this year and put "Up-to-date as of the 2012 inscription". (WT-en) JamesA >talk 04:51, 16 July 2012 (EDT)

I updated the list with year 2012 inscriptions few days ago, but I don't know if before that the list was complete with the other 936 or so. (WT-en) Jjtk 05:37, 16 July 2012 (EDT)
Yeah, I noticed you've updated it. Good work on that; it's even more up-to-date than the Wikipedia articles! Let's assume that it's completely up-to-date now; maybe in future, we can have a bot or something count them all and confirm. So I recommend we simply add a notice to the top stating <!-- Up-to-date as of the 2012 inscription --> That way, we can know to simply add the extra sites each year; much more simple. (WT-en) JamesA >talk 23:50, 16 July 2012 (EDT)

Expand Expedition[edit]

I don't even know if people look at the Expedition, but we currently have very few goals. I'd like to see a few additions: 1. Create articles for sites that cover a large number of sites and/or span countries. Our current list is really not helpful to travelers in this regard. We say that there are X number of the Flemish buildings in Belgium but we don't tell people what they are or where they are. Similarly, the Kii Pilgrimage Sites could be dealt with if we added a Kumano Kodo page and link to that (along with Koyasan and Yoshino).

2. Make sure that all of the links that we do provide actually have information about the World Heritage Sites. It does no good to have a link or redirect if there is no content on the page that mentions what our links/redirects imply that it does.

Can these be added to the expedition goals? ChubbyWimbus (talk) 06:28, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

UNESCO Global Geoparks Network[edit]

I have just added an article on this, so with UNESCO Creative Cities we now have three articles based on UNESCO lists. I'd say the World Heritage List is obviously the most important, but it seemed worth mentioning the others. Pashley (talk) 01:17, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Sounds good, though that makes it 4 articles along with UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. If you wanted to create some more notability for that new page, you can add it in the sidebar of the other UNESCO pages under "Related". JamesA >talk 11:02, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
And then there are several hundred UNESCO Biosphere reserves.[1] Search for "biosphere" here indicates many are mentioned in our articles. Pashley (talk) 02:13, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Linking back to list[edit]

At the end of China#Other_destinations, I added this:

China had over 40 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, as of 2012.

I suggest something similar should go into every country or continent article. This saves considerable effort in some cases since the list need only be maintained in one place, and I'm told internal links improve search engine rank somewhat. It may also inspire editors who know a country well to do some work on listed destinations. Pashley (talk) 02:24, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Progress tables[edit]

I have added these tables so that we can follow the progress on UNESCO related articles. Originally I just wanted to make a list of countries and tick the implementation of unesco icon in the banners, but based on James A's suggestion here I made these tables instead. Hope they will be useful and feel free to use them 3-2-1 START ;) --Danapit (talk) 17:22, 8 November 2013 (UTC)