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World Monuments Fund

- an International Heritage Organisation, the WMF is a private charitable organisation "dedicated to the preservation of the world's exceptional artistic, historical and cultural monuments." Started in New York in 1995, the fund now has affiliates in a number of European countries including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Britain. Using support from trustees and benefactors, the fund has been involved in the restoration of over 100 sites including Easter Island and Angkor in Cambodia. It established the World Monuments Watch in 1995 and to date has published two biennial lists of the worlds 100 most endangered sites.

List of 100 most endangered sites