On May 3, 2012 at the Asia Society in New York, GHF hosted "The Forum on Global Heritage in a Developing World: Focus on Asia," a discussion of development challenges facing Asia’s most important and endangered heritage sites. The day-long event featured a diverse program of speakers and panelists, and was well-attended by leading experts in conservation, international development, venture philanthropy, technology, travel, academia and media.
The Forum coincided with the release of a new report — Asia’s Heritage in Peril
— which was developed by GHF experts and documents threats to 10 of Asia’s most significant archaeological and heritage sites. Each of these global treasures, like hundreds of others across Asia and the developing world, represents a vast, untapped economic opportunity for its host nation and local communities in need.
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GHF Executive Director Jeff Morgan was interviewed by CNN about the state of global heritage sites, what we can do to protect them, and their potential to drive sustainable local economic growth.
NEW YORK — Asia's architectural treasures, from a Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan to an ancient city in China, are in danger of vanishing under a tide of economic expansion, war and tourism, according to experts.
The Global Heritage Fund named 10 sites facing "irreparable loss and destruction."
"These 10 sites represent merely a fragment of the endangered treasures across Asia and the rest of the developing world," Jeff Morgan, executive director of the fund, said, presenting the report, "Asia's Heritage in Peril: Saving Our Vanishing Heritage."