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From world heritage to an international living networks alliance


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This communication will consist of two parts: The first part is about the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces classified as a World Heritage Site (WHS), reminding the importance of the First Terraced Landscapes Conference, in which the author has participated, that led to this prestigious recognition and was the very foundation of the International Alliance for Terraced Landscapes (ITLA).

This first part also raises the consequent issue of mass tourism and tourists’ accommodation in native villages and argues a “Living Heritage” vision for conservation and sustainability.

The second part invites us to think about the best ways for organizing a thematic international alliance. A pragmatic approach will lead us to draw up the concept of “Living Networks Alliance” which could be applied to other international movements or networks.


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