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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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Questioning the Social Paradigm behind World Heritage Listings

This spring semester, I am doing an independent study with a professor who has worked extensively on World Heritage Sites in Cambodia and nearby Southeast Asian nations, as well as with organizations related to the funding, preservation management and interpretation … 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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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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What is “sustainability” and how does it relate to cultural policies?

The idea of sustainability originated in the 1970s and 80s primarily in reference to environmental policies, and therefore integrates the environmental concept of complex ecosystems.  Many recent definitions derive from the Brundtland Commission’s description of sustainable development, in particular, as … Continue reading

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Throsby’s Three Golden Rules of Sustainability for Cultural Tourism Destinations

1) Getting the values right Economic values identification of market and non-market effects non-market effects are much harder to determine accurately, due to their complicated entanglement in cultural values Cultural values aesthetic value – interpretations of the beauty of the … Continue reading

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Sunset Views and Sustainable Tourism Concerns at Angkor

http://www.wmf.org/field/sunset-views-and-sustainable-tourism-concerns-angkor “Sunset Views and Sustainable Tourism Concerns at Angkor Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Sustainable tourism is an important element of WMF’s work and a critical message around the world as heritage sites balance protecting fragile, historic materials and providing a … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Angkor as an Icon of Cultural Tourism and Sustainability Efforts

Angkor Archaeological Park, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, became a World Heritage Site in 1992 under unprecedented circumstances, and has since become a prime exemplar of the issues that popular destinations of cultural tourism face when trying to achieve sustainability. The … Continue reading

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