Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue, Ifugao

The five clusters inscribed as part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are Batad, Bangaan, Hungduan, Mayoyao Central and Nagacadan. Batad and Bangaan are under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Banaue but are not referred to as the Banaue Rice Terraces.

The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were named as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Herit ...

age Centre in 1995. It has passed by UNESCO's standards due to the blending of the physical, socio-cultural, economic, religious, and political environment as a living cultural landscape.

The Ifugao Rice Terraces have also been inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2001 as the dangers of deforestation and climate change threatens to destroy the terraces. Another contributing factor is globalization where the younger generations of the Ifugaos have recently had the opportunity to gain access to media and education, most of the younger Ifugaos have opted to come to the capital for work instead of the traditional farming tradition.

The Philippines sought danger listing as a way to raise national and international support and cooperation in the preservation of the heritage site.

In 2012, UNESCO has removed the Rice Terraces from the list in recognition of the success of the Philippines in improving its conservation.

Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras News

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