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To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area). It may signify a remarkable accomplishment of humanity, and serve as evidence of our intellectual history on the planet.The sites are intended for practical conservation for posterity, which otherwise would be subject to risk from human or animal trespassing, unmonitored/uncontrolled/unrestricted access, or threat from local administrative negligence. Sites are demarcated by UNESCO as protected zones. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Program administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 states parties which are elected by their General Assembly.The programme catalogues, names, and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common culture and heritage of humanity. Under certain conditions, listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund. The program began with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. Since then, 193 state parties have ratified the convention, making it one of the most widely recognized international agreements and the world's most popular cultural program.
As of July 2018, a total of 1,092 World Heritage sites (845 cultural, 209 natural, and 38 mixed properties) exist across 167 countries. Italy, with 54 sites, has the most of any country, followed by China (53), Spain (47), France (44), Germany (44), India (37), and Mexico (35).

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  1. justonemorear

    New to site

    Happened to find this site in a search for 460 brass. Been member of AR15 (mogunnut) and Graybeard over 10+ yrs. Moved to ID 2yrs ago from MO. Liking the lack of humidity.
  2. R

    New to the site today

    I just found this site and need to know how to post a new listing. Can someone help? I don't see a "new Post" button in classifieds.
  3. WowReactsOnly

    International  New Zealand gun turn in site shut down by DOS attack

    Triggered Millennials on Instagram: “SWIPE to see the New Zealand PATRIOTS reaching new levels of trolling! They’re not giving them up that easy! We are with you! Thank…” Apparently this happened lol. Don't care for the page name but the 40 watt plasma rifle one made me chuckle.
  4. Brane Frees

    Question  Since the "Contact Us" site feature gets me no results...

    I'll try posting my question here. I've tried sending a question via "contact us" twice and heard nothing but crickets. Either it isn't monitored or I'm not getting through. My question is: I want to upgrade my membership with PayPal. The problem is that my PayPal account uses a different...
  5. W

    new to this site, old to shooting

    Been building guns for about 50 years, colt 1911's High standard push-button barrels. found this site and thought I might unload some of my guns. I also have some long guns, Winchester mod. 1890 22's, lots of gunsmithing tools, Ransom rest, rifle rest, book's' Clawson's big book on 1911's. Just...
  6. Atlastwo2

    New to this site

    I am a collector of SAA Colts. Commemorative only. Thought I would look around here and maybe see if there is any interest in some of the ones I have.
  7. etrain16

    Looking for Suggestions for a Free or Low Cost Collaboration Software/Site

    As I've noted before, my daughter is home-schooled. But we are part of 2 school communities that help fill in the gap for instruction and social interaction. One of those schools has asked if anyone could help identify a site/software that would allow for online collaboration/coordination of...
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