Nature and culture: A new world heritage context

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The understanding of the relationship between culture and nature as manifested in the UNESCO declarations and practices has changed over the last few years. The World Heritage Convention is continuing to evolve its definitions to reflect the increasing complexities of world cultures as they grapple with the heritage conservation policies that reflect their multiple stakeholders They are also integrating a greater cultural perspective in their recent resolutions to the convention. Although the links between nature and culture have been clarified through this new attention to cultural landscapes, many countries and their bureaucracies have not yet adopted these new perspectives. The article suggestst hat to achieve an integrated approach to conservation, national, regional, and international bodies and their professionals must be involved. Two examples are discussed to address the shortcomings of the application of the convention and to illustrate the complexities of defining and conserving cultural landscapes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural Heritage Rights
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781315258737
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017


Dive into the research topics of 'Nature and culture: A new world heritage context'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this