World Heritage Sites in Danger, Says UNESCO

You’ve all got plans in place for what to do if one of your sites is inaccessible or destroyed. Well, UNESCO seems in need of some BCP know how right about now. UNESCO is the keeper of the World Heritage List, a collection of hundreds of the most notable cultural, natural and historic landmarks around the world, including the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and the Florida Everglades (the Everglades is among the 38).

UNESCO chooses the sites, which are then protected by World Heritage Convention. Of 962 sites, 38 are currently listed as “in danger,” with the most recent addition being Timbuktu. The causes: pollution, natural disasters, urbanization, tourism, and war. For more information, click here.

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