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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:10 PM
The government's decision to abandon, on cost grounds, a plan to bury roads around Stonehenge in a tunnel underground and the cancellation of plans for a permanent visitor centre, have put the site on the Threatened Wonders list of Wanderlust magazine.
Other sites are the 4x4-scarred Wadi Rum in Jordan, and the tourist-eroded paths and steps of the great Inca site at Machu Picchu in Peru.
What do they mean exactly by "threatened"? I don't know of any plans to build any multi-lane superhighways over the site any time soon, and I expect there'd be a bit of a fuss if anyone did consider such a thing. Sounds like some sensationalist journalism at Wanderlust magazine in an attempt to get a bit of publicity, is what I'd say. And does it really "need more visitors", seeing that every single guide book and every list of "Places you must visit!" invariably include it? Besides, how is encouraging more visitors a way to conserve anywhere?
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