Oman’s Arabian Oryx Sanctuary: first site ever to be deleted from UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Oman's Arabian Oryx Sanctuary: first site ever to be deleted from UNESCO's World Heritage List - UNSECO, June 28, 2007
...The World Heritage Committee deleted the property because of Oman's decision to reduce the size of the protected area by 90%, in contravention of the Operational Guidelines of the Convention. This was seen by the Committee as destroying the outstanding universal value of the site which was inscribed in 1994...
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