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The World Monuments Watch List 2008

January 1, 2008

The World Monuments Watch is a flagship programme of the World Monuments Fund.

Announced every two years, the World Munuments Watch List of 100 most endangered sites calls international attention to threatened cultural heritage around the world.

Watch listing does not convey permanent landmark designation, but rather it seeks to promote public awareness of the key threats to sites at risk and encourages solutions at local and international levels.

Since the programmes inception in 1996, more than 540 sites – from the famous and familiar to the unexpected and remote – have been selected for inclusion in the Watch.  With each new Watch announcement,  WMF challenges the public to broaden its awareness of the richness and fragility of our shared cultural heritage.

Selecting the List

An independent panel of international experts convened at WMF headquarters in New York in May 2007 to select the 2008 World Monuments Watch List of 100 most endangered sites.  The 10 panels reviewed over 200 nominations – a virtual snapshot of endangered cultural heritage around the world – submitted by conservation professionals, site caretakers, NGOs, governments, concerned individuals and others working in the field.

To view a complete list of the 2008 sites:

If you want to become a member or get more infomation 

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Some of  the projects

Temples at AngkorHampton Court 

Chinese Palace, St. Petersburg

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