• Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad

    The Qal’a of Beni Hammad is a remarkable archaeological site located 36 km to the north-east of the town of M’Sila. This ensemble of preserved ruins, at 1,000 m altitude, is located in a mountainous setting of striking beauty on the southern flank of Djebel Maâdid. The Qal’a of Beni Hammad was founded at the […]
  • Lake Malawi National Park

    The park, which covers some 94 km2 , is composed of the Cape Maclear peninsula, three other disjunct mainland areas, 12 islands and lake waters that lie within 100 m of the park’s terrestrial components. Total water area is estimated as 7 km2 . Habitat types vary from rocky shorelines to sandy beaches and from wooded hillsides to swamps and […]
  • Bassari Country

    (Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes) The cultural landscape of Bassari is located in south-eastern Senegal, close to the Mali and Guinean borders, in a hilly territory, formed by the northern foothills of the Fouta Djallon Massif. Two distinct geographic environments feature the region: the alluvial plain and the peneplain to the north and the […]
  • Kasubi Tombs

    The Kasubi site bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Tombs represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The built and natural elements of […]
  • The Island of Meroe

    The Island of Meroe is the heartland of the Kingdom of Kush, a major power in the ancient world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE. Meroe became the principal residence of the rulers, and from the 3rd century BCE onwards it was the site of most royal burials. The property consists […]

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Testing the How To guides in the destination management field./Test des guides ‘comment’ Gerer la destination.

January 23, 2015


The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has developed a Sustainable Tourism toolkit ( How To guides) to help site managers and other stakeholders identify the most suitable tourism solutions for their local circumstances and to develop a sense of how to structure management of a destination. Assistance to site managers and other stakeholders is essential to […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Toolkit/Matériel éfficace de tourisme pour le patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO

January 21, 2015

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In the framework of the World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre has developed a capacity building tool for site managers (“How To” Guides) to help them manage tourism at their sites more sustainably. The toolkit consists of 10 guides. link:http://unescost.cc.demo.faelix.net/how-use-guide These easily accessible ‘How To’ guides are focused on best […]

Another Fire at the Royal Palaces of Abomey World Heritage site in Benin/Un autre incendie au Palais royal d’Abomey site du patrimoine mondial au Bénin.

January 19, 2015


Despite the efforts of firefighters, all of the thatched roofs of the palace complex were burned. As they were built from fire-resistant earthen architecture, the walls of the palace buildings were spared. The cause of the fire is still unknown. The national authorities have already sent a mission to the site to investigate the possible […]

ICCROM and the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo are pleased to announce the JPC 2015 International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper

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Many collections all over the world house Japanese paintings, calligraphic works and other paper – based artifacts. The purpose of this course is to offer those caring for such collections outside of Japan an insight into the materials and techniques of the Japanese paper – mounting tradition, and to the principles guiding the care of […]

2015 Earth Skills Network Business Skills Transfer programme


      Earthwatch is offering funded training and mentoring in organizational and business management practices to protected areas in Africa. The aim is to recruit 6 protected areas, who will each nominate 3 members of staff for training during a day residential training course in October 2015. The training is the beginning of a […]

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