Saturday, March 31, 2007

Rapa Nui is example of World Heritage site helping economy without disruption

Supervisors vote against Carrizo Plain's U.N. designation
By Bob Cuddy -
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Posted on Wed, Mar. 28, 2007

Neil Havlik of the Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee said he was incredulous. He noted that the U.S. has 20 World Heritage sites, including Taos, N.M., and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Easter Island is a site, and the designation has helped its economy without disrupting the lives of local residents, he said.

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