Archive 2014 April

Executive Director Dr. Vince Michael on Leading with Expertise in China

Following his latest mission to China, Dr. Michael explains GHF’s Lead with Expertise method – going into a heritage sites in a developing region not with a massive restoration plan but with the best minds in modern conservation. Some highlights from the piece Weishan was the home of Zhi Ni Ni who founded the Nanzhao…

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Board Spotlight: Q&A with Princess Alia al-Senussi

How do you think we can balance tradition in cultural heritage with modernization in economic growth? It isn’t a matter of how, for me, it is a matter of doing it. I believe there is no special formula except for the will of a population to make things happen to further themselves economically…

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5 Remarkable Sites We Are Working to Protect

Today, April 18, is International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, established (by the UNESCO General Conference) to drive awareness of the importance of cultural heritage to the lives, identities and communities around the world, as well as the vulnerability of cultural heritage and sites and the efforts…

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Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites around the world house a diverse range of wildlife who have formed mutually-dependent relationships with the sites’ residents and surrounding environment. Today, GHF features the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in North-Eastern India’s State of Assam. Wreathed Hornbill Photo courtesy of www.travel.india.com UNESCO World Heritage Centre identifies Manas as a biodiversity hotspot,…

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