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Almost half of natural World Heritage sites under severe threat, says WWF – CSMonitor.com

As the Global Heritage Fund commented, “A new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) states that more than 11 million people – more than the population of Portugal – and over half of our natural World Heritage Sites are … Continue reading

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Review of “The Earthscan Reader on NGO Management”: The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Development and Heritage Management around the World

This text on NGO management is an edited collection of essays focusing on issues in the goals, efficacy, structure and administration of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs), and is itself organized in a textbook-like fashion, with an apparent audience of people … Continue reading

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The Reconstruction of Mecca’s Grand Mosque Involves Extensive Damage to Major Historical Features

In a move that is controversial among both heritage professionals and Muslim groups outside of the extremist Wahabi government of Saudi Arabia, the rulers of Islam’s birthplace have begun construction on the Grand Mosque of Mecca in order to expand … Continue reading

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Egypt’s tomb raiders put precious monuments in real danger

It would appear that the famous Egyptian archaeologist and vociferous advocate of repatriation efforts, Zahi Hawass, despite having been removed from the government in a state of disgrace, is still active in promoting the protection of important historical sites and … Continue reading

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Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art

Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art | Environment | guardian.co.uk. This article from the Guardian highlights some of the challenges that possibilities for development pose to historic sites located in resource-rich areas. A red and white kangaroo painted … Continue reading

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Huff Post Blog: Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage | Hufffington Post. The below blog post, written by Larry Coben for the Huff Post’s Social Entrepreneurship section, highlights the kind of work that some believe will help protect archaeological sites from looting or … Continue reading

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Reblogged: What causes most heritage damage?

What causes most heritage damage? | The Heritage Journal. “A clue…: An interesting English Heritage document, Heritage Crime Research: The Size of the Problem seeks to evaluate the damage caused by various crimes and in our particular sphere of interest (scheduled monuments and … Continue reading

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Review of “Our Common Future,” the United Nations’ Report on Sustainable Development

The United Nations’ 1987 Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), also known as “Our Common Future” and the “Brundtland Report,” was the culmination of a several-year-long study that sought to identify obstacles to the long-term health … Continue reading

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