Explore our cultural and natural heritage sites across the globe

Preserving Legacies is partnered with courageous communities on every continent. These places of cultural significance, explored below, represent different heritage typologies, like archeological sites and living agricultural landscapes, and different climate threats, like sea level rise and extreme heat. While this diverse first cohort spans continents, cultures, and climate impacts, they all share a deep commitment to learn, connect, and build something new together. Below you can explore the 10 cultural and natural heritage sites of our 2023 cohort. To learn more about the 11 sites in our 2024 cohort, click here.  

Primary Sites

In 2023, our two Preserving Legacies primary sites went through a robust program to link climate science and site conservation by enabling access to locally downscaled climate change models and organize a community-led workshop of the sites’ climate risk as well as impacts on local communities.

Cadet Sites

Alongside these primary sites, eight cadet sites fully engaged in climate heritage training and a peer-to-peer learning experience. Site custodians from these sites will shadow the full process at Petra and the Rice Terraces, including attending their workshops, to better prepare for their own assessments in 2024.

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Rice Terraces
Schelig Mhichil
Tijuana Estuary
Nan Madol