Saving the world's most treasured places

The 2018 World Monuments Watch calls attention to 25 sites, their challenges, opportunities, and the communities that cherish them. Since 1996, the biennial program has issued a call to action for 814 sites facing daunting threats or compelling opportunities for protection, conservation, and engagement.

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Help Restore Heritage Sites in Crisis

Join the heritage enthusiasts who are helping communities recover following disaster.  You can play a direct role in restoring and rebuilding the vital cultural heritage that communities need and treasure.


Twenty Years of the World Monuments Watch

Since its launch in 1996, the World Monuments Watch has served as a catalyst for action for hundreds of sites, leading to improved safeguarding of places of cultural heritage, more suitable tourism management, and increased community engagement.

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Explore the 2018 #WorldMonumentsWatch

Discover the cultural sites recognized through the 2018 Watch.

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Sustainable Tourism Pledge

Unmanaged tourism can damage cultural sites. Visitors can make a difference. Travel responsibly with these ten simple guidelines.

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