GWS and World Heritage

The George Wright Society strongly supports the World Heritage Convention, the international treaty under which the finest example of the world's natural and cultural heritage are designated as World Heritage Sites.  Especially here in the USA, there is a lot of misinformation about what World Heritage is all about.  We've created two webpages to provide reliable information on the convention and the World Heritage List:

  • FAQs on World Heritage.  Here you will find information on what the convention says, how it is administered, what the World Heritage List is, how World Heritage Sites are managed, and so on.
  • The 2008 Revision of the U.S. Tentative list.  The GWS helped facilitate the process of revising the U.S. Tentative List — the list of sites that the U.S. government deems worthy to be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage List.  Here you will find information on what the Tentative List is, what sites are now on it, and how the list was revised.

You can also follow current developments on World Heritage through the U.S. National Park Service Office of International Affairs' World Heritage Matters blog.