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Papua New Guinea | UNESCO calls for road closure in WH-listed Lorentz NP

JAKARTA — UNESCO has urged the Indonesian government to close a stretch of road that runs through the largest protected area in Southeast Asia, citing its negative environmental impact.

In its latest report on the state of conservation of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO highlighted a number of concerns related to the 190-kilometer (118-mile) road that dissects Lorentz National Park in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua.

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