2013 Annual Report
The heritage of the past creates a sense of cultural identity that lies at the heart of civilization. It is a primary source of continuity and meaning within human society and a frame of reference for the future. Heritage contributes to moral and economic wellbeing, and is a fundamental building block for healthy communities. But with a globalized society rapidly transforming the physical environment, there is a need for unprecedented vigilance to ensure that valued cultural sites are not lost. Once lost, they cannot be replaced.