Number of threatened heritage sites goes down

The Czech National Heritage Institute says it added 46 new buildings and monuments to its list of endangered sites that should be saved in 2013. The additions include castles, stately homes, vineyards, a bridge, and abbey complex. Being added to the list is both a warning to owners that they need to take urgent conservation action and a means of helping them find funds for the work. In spite of the new additions, the overall number of endangered sites on the list fell by six to total 885 in 2013 after repairs were carried out at some sites.

Author: Chris Johnstone