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Cultural Preservation

Why Does Heritage Become Hostage?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts
American Anthropological Association

Although shocking, such destruction has become routine. Iraq's cultural heritage, along with the country's suffering citizens, has been a constant victim in its tragic war.

Libraries Burning: From Sarajevo to Mosul

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In the Balkans, Serbia conducted "ethnic cleansing" -- a repellent euphemism for "ethnic purging." The "Islamic State" is bent on "theological cleansing," which amounts to the same evil impulse.

Mourning for Syria's Cultural Heritage

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Written by Dr. Sandra Lorena Lopez Varela Last week, I watched the The Square, nominated to this year's 86th Academy Award for Best Documentary. Back...

Language Diversity Is Highest in Biodiversity Hotspots

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

These biodiversity hotspots and wilderness areas must be among our top priorities for terrestrial conservation if we hope to preserve Earth's natural ecosystem services and biodiversity for future generations of people.