IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Mehdi S. Kaddory Al-Zubaidy
World heritage sites are very vital cultural and natural areas that need to be effectively protected and improved in order to remain relevant and be used by future generations. UNESCO went ahead and shortlisted over 851 sites across the globe as being heritage sites of global stature. This was seen as a good effort aimed at recognizing and conserving the sites. However, these efforts are not enough. There have been efforts to manage these sites locally through following certain set standards or guidelines.