PANORAMA is a platform for sharing experiences, cases and solutions to conservation and sustainability topics. One of their thematics is Nature-Culture coordinated by ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN; the thematic covers cases where cultural heritage and nature conservation are linked.
Their approach is place and people-based, meaning participatory management and sustainable development of heritage sites.
The approach is part of the World Heritage Leadership Programme with”The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) support the implementation of the World Heritage Convention as Advisory Bodies to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)”.
The programme uses the World Heritage Convention to enhance conservation and management of heritage, with a broad scope of conservation practices and working with the communities and experts supporting them, bringing innovation and excellence to World Heritage.
Through the Panorama platform, you can explore more than 350 solutions here, and search by region ecosystem, theme or challenges.
World Heritage Sites are often managed solely by government agencies, and only recently, participatory heritage management has started to reach them. The platform is a great tool to share your experience and help others protect their heritage or find ideas on how to improve your local heritage today!
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