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The Case of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn World Heritage Site in Switzerland
Astrid Wallner, Karina Liechti, Stephan Rist, Urs Wiesmann, 2008
Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn World Heritage Site (WHS) comprises
landscapes that are shaped by centuries of traditional agricultural use.
Given the dramatic changes in the agricultural sector, the risk faced
by cultural landscapes in the Region is possibly greater than that faced
by the natural landscape inside the perimeter of the WHS. Maintaining
the right balance between preservation of the WHS and promotion of
sustainable regional development constitutes a key challenge for
management of the WHS. This process made it possible to jointly define
the present situation and thus create a basis for legitimising future
action. From this participatory process, a link between the concepts of
‘protected area’ and sustainable development
in the region emerged.
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