World Heritage Papers Series No. 26: Cultural Landscapes, A Handbook for Conservation and Management may be downloaded from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre website.

Cultural landscapes are those where human interaction with natural systems has, over a long period, formed a distinctive landscape. These interactions, in the case of World Heritage cultural landscapes, are of outstanding universal value. Managing the material, physical evidence and their non-material associations so that they can be transmitted to future generations is a particular challenge for World Heritage cultural landscape managers. Today, sixty-six cultural landscapes have been inscribed on the World Heritage List. This book presents ideas that should be considered and issues that should be addressed. To reinforce this information it offers policies and case studies from different parts of the world. The Netherlands Funds-in-Trust provided support for its publication.

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