The 2016 Watch at a Glance
The World Monuments Watch, WMF’s signature advocacy program, is a call to action that brings the fragility of cultural heritage sites to international attention. In its twenty-year history, the World Monuments Watch has presented 11 cycles that included a total of 790 sites in 135 countries.
The 2016 World Monuments Watch, announced in October 2015, features 50 sites in 36 countries. Dating from prehistory to the twentieth century, they are a diverse group of cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change.