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World Monuments Fund Watch 2025

World Monuments Fund Watch 2025:

Conservationists plan to propose the Kazhuveli watershed region in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, for nomination to the World Monuments Fund Watch 2025 programme.

  • This region, spanning 740 sq. km. from Gingee to Marakkanam and up to the Auroville plateau, features an ancient Eri (tank) network crucial for sustaining agricultural practices over millennia.
  • The proposal aims to address the decline of this historic water management system and its cultural heritage.
  • The World Monuments Watch, launched in 1996, is a biennial program that highlights heritage sites globally nominated by individuals and community-based organizations.
  • It is a program by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) that raises awareness about cultural heritage around the world that is threatened by conflict, vandalism, disaster, or neglect.