UNESCO: Stop the Pillage & Destruction of Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites

Citation:  We would like to thank UNESCO for sharing this video on youtube.

This video focuses on the principles, rules and mechanisms on the Protection and Conservation of Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites.  This is a good tool to help Stakeholders, Community, Environmentalist Groups, Volunteers and Advocates on Environment and Sustainable Development under which the Protection and Conservation of Underwater Cultural Heritage is included.

Conservation and Protection of Heritage sites and places is one of the major thrusts of Earthniversity.  Although this video was originally published in 2010, the principles, rules and mechanisms on how to protect and conserve the underwater cultural heritage sites and places remain the same.  Get some ideas from this video and apply it now to your local experience.  It is never too late to be involved.

Underwater Cultural Heritage is a common heritage of mankind. Let us help UNESCO in this endeavor.

Comment:

Do you have this site in your province or island?  In Negros Occidental there are few sites of sunken ships that carried loads of goods and may tell a story about our past.   For example in Maricalum Bay at Hinoba-an and in Sipalay.  There are identified dive sites of sunken ships that face the threats of Pillage and Destruction.  Help preserve and conserve them now.

Let us promote UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE MUSEUM the way Egypt and China do today.  Underwater archaeological trails are already existing in the United States, Italy, Canada, Israel, Australia and the Caribbean.  Let us learn from these best practices.

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2 thoughts on “UNESCO: Stop the Pillage & Destruction of Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites

  1. This post was interesting. I was just reading an article in Science magazine about how China is spending money on raising sunken Chinese ships for historical and scientific research. There’s a little bit of controversy brewing with several southeast Asian countries on this policy.

    • juliadeniro: Thanks for the visit. You are precisely correct. Sometimes, local leaders get in conflict with the law – be it national laws or local laws. Circumventing the laws is always the game that advocates and stakeholders must be vigilant and that means active lobbying with government for stricter implementation of these laws. How many incidence of treasure hunting and plundering of common heritage occurred in the past? Every LGU – local government unit, specifically in my country the Philippines, should sustain their efforts of protecting and conserving underwater cultural heritage sites.

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