Declaration on Underwater Cultural Heritage

A Declaration on Underwater Cultural Heritage in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has been signed following upon the meeting held at Kas (Antalya, Turkey) on October 26th 2016. The Declaration remarks the importance and vulnerability of Underwater Cultural Heritage and lays down principles for its protection and valorisation via a systemic approach embracing the entire community.

The Declaration has been signed by representatives of different stakeholders groups, including UNESCO, research bodies, territorial administrators and the diving industry.