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 required to protect them. We here at Global Heritage Fund are honoring this day with a list of the top five little-known cultural sites around the world to educate people about their importance to history, civilization and culture.



Plain of Jars Conservation Workshop

Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars Conservation Workshop, organized in collaboration with the Department of Heritage in the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT), is underway in Phonsavan, Xiengkhouang Province, Lao PDR.

This two-week course is training students from the national, provincial, district and village levels in site management and conservation techniques.  Leading the instruction are Prof. Thongsa Sayavongkhamdy, who lectured on the subject of Cultural Heritage Management and Legal Frameworks regarding Cultural Heritage; Ms. Lia Genovese, who presented The History and Archaeology of the Plain of Jars; and Mr. Simon Warrack, who is teaching the group about the nature of stone, how it is formed and decays, and conservation approaches in theory and practice. 

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GHF Videos

Preserving Heritage Globally Changing Lives Locally

Enjoy this video describing the work of Global Heritage Fund narrated by Executive Director Vince Michael.

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GHF Reports

Project Progress Update 2013

imageRead a brief report highlighitng some 2013 milestones at our sites, and stay tuned for more detailed reports on each site.

Our current projects include:
Guizhou, China; Carpathian Villages, Romania; Mirador, Guatemala; Chavín de Huántar, Peru; Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia; Ciudad Perdida, Colombia; Göbekli Tepe, Turkey; Pingyao, China and The Citadelle Laferrière, Haiti.

More reports coming soon. Stay tuned.

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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry, with Chief Executives from the top 100 of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members. WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world’s largest industries, supporting 260 million jobs and generating 9 per cent of world GDP.

The WTTC has unveiled the 18 finalists for its 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - see them here. Finalists in six categories were selected, ranging from local destinations to international airlines, tour operators and small eco-lodges.





GHF Events

GHF Founder Jeff Morgan Honored at 10-year Gala

At GHF’s 10th Anniversary Gala in Menlo Park on October 2, 130 attendees got to see the following microdocumentary celebrating Jeff Morgan, GHF’s Founder and Executive Director for 10 years.  The video commemorates the extraordinary vision, commitment and energy Jeff brought to founding this unique and dynamic organization.

During his leadership of GHF, Jeff was responsible for global conservation excellence, building a leading international conservancy and improving the lives in communities where GHF sites are located.

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