30 years of World Heritage limbo finally gets a happy ending as the Lake District makes the World Heritage List! Celebrating on the listing,  I reflect on the negotiations of nature and culture in the World Heritage Convention. Three decades in the making with twists and turn, the history also includes a detour to New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park and the birth of our conservation movements.

Read the entry the Heritage Blog on sciencenordic.com: The Lake District – a case of World Heritage perseverance.

Photo: Herdis Hølleland