October 16, 2009
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Each year, the chemical manufacturer, Kuraray Co., Ltd., produces a highly popular, user-friendly calendar that takes "nature" as its theme.
For the 2010 edition, Kuraray is unveiling a calendar that focuses on the theme, "Treasures Saved from Danger" through photographs and descriptive summaries. As of July 31, 2009, approximately 900 world heritage sites are in danger of suffering significant damage due to natural disasters or human actions. The 2010 calendar focuses on 12 "heritage sites in danger" that have been beautifully revitalized. Summaries are included that highlight the actions taken by concerned individuals to save these heritage sites from danger. The summary for each month is accompanied by a photograph of the restored heritage site.
The following provides an outline of the calendar.
|Name||Country||Year of registry as a World Heritage Site||Year of registry in the List of Endangered Heritage Sites||Year of registry as a World Heritage Site|
|January||Yellowstone National Park||United States of America||1978||1995||2003|
|February||Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor||Montenegro||1979||1979||2003|
|March||Ichkeul National Park||Tunisia||1980||1996||2006|
|May||Ngorongoro Conservation Area||Tanzania, United Republic of||1979||1984||1989|
|June||Iguaçu National Park||Brazil||1986||1999||2001|
|August||Old City of Dubrovnik||Croatia||1979||1991||1998|
|September||Group of Monuments at Hampi||India||1986||1999||2006|
|October||Plitvice Lakes National Park||Croatia||1979||1992||1997|
|November||Everglades National Park||United States of America||1979||1993||2007|