Best Wishes from the World Heritage Centre
A turreted castle in the icescape of Antarctica evokes not just the sublime beauty of nature but also its impermanence. Preserving this fragile balance between nature and human activity is at the heart of the World Heritage Convention and our efforts to reconcile development and long-term sustainability.
In 2008, the International Year of Planet Earth, we would like to pay tribute to our natural heritage and recall that time is of the essence in the challenge to protect this
priceless legacy for our children.