Happy New Year 2019 from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Dear friends,
As 2019 begins, I’d like thank everyone who has made efforts to protect World Heritage sites, whether by taking action at a property, making a donation for site preservation, or just by being a thoughtful tourist.
2018 was a challenging year with many threats to World Heritage globally. In addition to specific threats ranging from logging to overfishing, from ill-advised development projects to dam construction, from intentional destruction to damage through growing …

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