Alice Springs, Australia
No climbing: Visitors are to be banned from climbing Uluru, the massive sandstone monolith in central Australia also known as Ayers Rock. The ban, due to come into effect in October 2019, has been imposed by the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board, which is made up of eight Aboriginal owners of the site and four delegates from the national parks agency. Uluru is considered sacred by Anangu, the indigenous people of central Australia. “It is an extremely important place, not a playground or theme park,” said Sammy Wilson, an Anangu spokesman.