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World Heritage Map 2008-2009

The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic Maps with support from the United Nations Foundation, can now be ordered for a modest fee from the World Heritage Centre website. All proceeds from sales of the maps will go toward the preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites.

The map is an extremely valuable learning and awareness-raising tool that gives a rich and initial contact with the World Heritage concept, allowing UNESCO to communicate its work in this field on a large scale. The original versions of the map are English, French and Spanish, but through the partnership with National Geographic and its local magazines the map has so far been published in Romanian and Serbian language versions and in the four Scandinavian languages (Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish).

This large format full-colour map features the 878 World Heritage sites and brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and the World Heritage conservation programmes, as well as superb photos of World Heritage sites with explanatory captions. It is available from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in English, French and Spanish: http://whc.unesco.org/en/activities/554/.