2007-2008 World Heritage Map Available
The 2007-2008 World Heritage map, the third to be produced in collaboration with National Geographic and Hewlett Packard, is now available.
The goal of the partnership, signed at the end of 2005 for a period of three years, is to raise awareness of the World Heritage Convention, and the map is an essential tool for this purpose. The partnership combines National Geographic's unsurpassed cartography with HP's high technology printing to illustrate the location of World Heritage sites across the globe.
The World Heritage map is above all an educational visual tool, allowing UNESCO to communicate its work in this field on a large scale. It is especially important since print documents, accessible to everyone, are an essential communication tool.
The map features the 851 World Heritage properties, brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and World Heritage conservation programmes, as well as superb photos of World Heritage sites with explanatory captions. The dimensions of the map are 78 cm by 50 cm (31 by 20 in.), and it can be downloaded free of charge from this website. It is available in English, French, and Spanish versions.
A copy of the map may also be requested by registering on this website.
In order to help us cover costs for this operation, we welcome your donation to the World Heritage Fund. Please click here to make a contribution.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008