Heritage Bermuda celebrates World Heritage Day!
Here's a message from our friends at the International National Trusts Organisation, of which the Bermuda National Trust is a founding member:
Today, 18 April, is World Heritage Day: an opportunity to raise awareness of the diversity of our heritage and efforts to protect and conserve it.
World Heritage Sites are cultural or natural landmarks that are recognised by UNESCO for their universal value to humanity. They 'belong to all peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located' and are legally protected by an international treaty.
Some INTO member organisations look after places on the World Heritage List, like Tucker House in the World Heritage town of St George's in Bermuda (pictured) or the island of St Kilda in Scotland.
But actually today is a day to celebrate the work of INTO member organisations all over the world. People looking after everyday heritage every day for the benefit of today's and future generations.
We thank you for your hard work and dedication and wish you a Happy World Heritage Day!
With best wishes from your
INTO Secretariat team