Continuing Cultural Landscape
The UNESCO Operational guidelines recognise a category of Cultural Landscape described as "Organically Evolved". Such a landscape "results from an initial social, economic, administrative, and/or religious imperative and has developed its present form by association with and in response to its natural environment. Such landscapes reflect that process of evolution in their form and component features. It further recognises 2 subcategories of such landscapes "Relict" and "Continuing". A continuing landscape is one which retains an active social role in contemporary society closely associated with the traditional way of life, and in which the evolutionary process is still in progress. At the same time it exhibits significant material evidence of its evolution over time.
The connection belongs to World Heritage Process connections.
- Alto Douro
- Bam Cultural Landscape: As per AB evaluation, for "life in a desert town"
- Causses and Cévennes
- Coffee Cultural Landscape
- Costiera Amalfitana
- Curonian Spit
- Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens
- Ennedi Massif
- Grand Pré
- Hani Rice Terraces
- Lake District
- Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
- Loire Valley
- Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley: The MPCV can be considered as a "continuing organically evolved landscape" (AB ev)
- Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
- Orkhon Valley
- Pico Island
- Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
- Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
- Quebrada de Humahuaca: Many of the field systems associated with the pucaras are still in use and thus have integrity as part of a continuing agricultural system. (AB ev)
- Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
- Serra de Tramuntana
- Southern Öland
- Stari Grad Plain
- Tokaji Wine Region
- Upper Middle Rhine Valley
- Vegaøyan: Living landscape (AB ev)
- Viñales Valley
- Wachau Cultural Landscape
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Continuing Cultural Landscape?
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- Not be "self evident"
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- Be explained, with reference to a source