Saturday, August 08, 2009

UNESCO Panel Criticizes Teotihuacan Plan

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which monitors historical and natural heritage sites around the globe.
expressed concern that "the lack of a management plan appears to have allowed developments to take place, which have had a negative impact on" on the Teotihuacan site near Mexico City......

It also asked Mexico to draw up a management plan and form a working group of local, state and federal officials to increase co-ordination for protecting the site.
Editorial comment: Once seen, never forgotten, Teotihuacan is truly a site of such trasncendent importance that it should be protected as an important part of the heritage of mankind. Thank goodness that the World Heritage Center provides a means by which an independent and unbiased panel can encourage the Mexican nation to preserve the site. JAD

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