January 29, 2015.
Brenda Barrett,of Living Landscape Observer, has written an interesting post about the number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the United States and what importance this international recognition has on the sites.
"Why is recognition as a World Heritage site important? The motivations vary from country to country, but include such factors as national pride and of course the economic value of increased attention and tourism. In the past, the U.S. involvement the program has not been touted. A site’s World Heritage status was only recognized in the fine print in a brochure or by a small plaque. However, this is changing. "
For more information,
- National Parks Service
- World Heritage
- List of World Heritage Sites in the U.S.
- World Heritage in the United States Itinerary
- The World Heritage in the Unites States Junior Ranger Program
- US World Heriage Program at Risk
- Living Landscape Observer
- May 30, 2013.
- UNESCO World Heritage
- "Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration."
- Newark Earthworks Center Blog
- Tag: World Heritage News