The World Monuments Fund (WMF), an international organization with a mission to preserve historic sites around the globe, recently published its World Monuments Watch List. This list is published every two years and has sites that are in danger of being destroyed because of weather conditions, conflict in the area, natural disasters, too many tourists, or simply neglect. The WMF brings the world’s attention to these sites, and many of them receive money through donations to help fix and preserve them. In this year’s list, there were 67 sites from 41 countries. The country with the most number of sites in need of protection is the United States (6 sites) followed by the United Kingdom, Italy, and Peru (each with 4 sites). You can check out the sites on this map.
Image Credits: http://www.wmf.org for WMF’s logo