Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Perils of Popularity

World Heritage status places sites in the global spotlight, but does little to protect them from the tourists that follow.

In the 38 years since UNESCO launched its World Heritage program to help preserve cultural and natural treasures, nearly 900 sites—including Pompeii, Machu Picchu, and Angkor Wat—have earned the distinction. But some conservation experts now say that the uncontrolled tourism development that follows World Heritage designation may do more harm than good for the very sites the program was meant to protect.

Read more, here.

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