TTR Weekly, 20 June 2017
Bagan’s World Heritage zone will skirt existing buildings and in some areas be extended to ensure communities do not lose residences or buildings.
The city is preparing its presentation, which will be the framework for a comprehensive request for UNESCO World Heritage recognition, but considerable pressure from residents who stood to lose property has now prompted revisions of the strict zoning that was earlier proposed.
Source: Bagan redraws heritage zones : TTR Weekly
Vietnam’s Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa Province was declared a World Heritage Site in 2011, but there is a conflict now between the authorities and the people living in the protected buffer zone over illegal construction.
The Ho Citadel. Source: Viet Nam News 20140608
Ho Citadel the site of a modern conflict
Viet Nam News, 08 June 2014
Philippine government agencies have mapped out the core and buffer zones for the world-heritage listed Ifugao Rice Terraces which are crucial for its protection against encroachment.
photo credit: Stefan Munder
Rice terraces core, buffer zone map done
Sun Star, 29 February 2012