List of articles to create, improve and translate
The articles included in the Challenge to work on and translate are the World Heritage Sites, their constituent parts and articles about World Heritage in general, these are the only ones that will give you points in the Challenge.
We especially encourage you to focus on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
This list of World Heritage sites on Wikidata will help you see which articles exist in which languages.
Note: If you would like more languages added to this automated list please contact User:John Cummings.
UNESCO have released their official descriptions of World Heritage sites under CC-BY-SA, this applies to English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish, over 6,000 descriptions in total. You can use these descriptions to fill in missing articles. to learn how to use open license text on Wikipedia see the links below:
Using UNESCO images
UNESCO is releasing a large number of images to Wikimedia Commons as part of this competition:
- To see which images have not yet been used in your language please click on the drop down menu below and chose your language.
Wikidata items to improve
A list of World Heritage sites on Wikidata can be found here
Please add useful data to the Wikidata items for the World Heritage sites, which can include:
- One of the most common missing pieces of information for build World Heritage sites is the date of construction (note: this is different to date of inception). This information can be found within the official descriptions on the World Heritage website.
- A Wikimedia Commons category
- Add other Wikidata items are part of a World Heritage site e.g the Eiffel Tower is part of the Paris, rives de la Seine World Heritage site. This can be done by using the has part property on the World Heritage site item and the part of property on the items that are included in the World Heritage site.
A common error made on Wikidata is to give part of a World Heritage site the property heritage status: World Heritage site, which is incorrect. Correctly labeled sites will include the property World Heritage criteria (2005). These incorrectly labeled sites can be corrected by removing the property heritage status and adding the property part of and the World Heritage site which it is a part of.
These incorrectly labelled sites can most easily be found by looking at the list above and finding any sites with a small number of articles across different languages.