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Elephanta caves facing 'long-term risk from sea-level rise'(The Times of India, 29/05/2016)

 KOCHI: India's iconic Elephanta Caves , the glorious abode of Lord Shiva and an epitome of Hindu cave culture, is facing a long-term risk from sea-level rise, according to a new report. The Elephanta caves, a world heritage site, consists of seven caves situated on an island close to Mumbai.

"India's Elephanta Caves are one of 130 cultural world heritage sites identified in a recent academic study as being at long-term risk from sea-level rise," the report titled 'The World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate' said.

The report was published last week by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation ( UNESCO ), and the US-based Union of Concerned Scientists.

The new report quoted a 2014 global analysis by researchers at the University of Innsbruck and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.