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Sacred Sites International Foundation's
Most Endangered Sacred Sites List

Sacred Sites International Foundation has been a non-profit educational organization since 1990 working to preserve sacred sites and traditional cultures. In an effort to increase awareness about the pressing need to conserve sacred sites thoughout the world, Sacred Sites International Foundation is creating an Endangered Sites List. We will use the list to publicize the need to protect these special places.

Guidelines For Visiting Sacred Sites

NEW! 2008 SSIF List of Sacred Sites

2005 Most Endangered Sacred Sites

Preservation Campaigns
Preservation efforts are currently underway for the following sites:

Megaliths of Carnac, France - Urgen Letter Writing campaign!

The Little Chapel of the Fourteen Bunders, Belgium - urgent letter writing campaign!!

Nine Mile Canyon, Utah, USA - urgent letter writing campaign!
Bok Kai Temple, Northern California

Sarmizegetusa, Orastie Mountains, Romania
- urgent letter writing campaign!

Machu Picchu, Peru
Taktsang, Bhutan
Ocmulgee Old Fields, Macon, Georgia

Tibetan Sacred Lake
Moku'ula, Hawaii
Berkeley Shellmound, Northern California

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Kakadu Australia

Preservation Successes
The following sites have had some success with site and cultural preservation:

San Bruno Mountain Shellmound, California.

Miami Circle Update
Coldwater Spring
Bear's Lodge(Devil's Tower), Wyoming
Mt. Shasta
Dutch Burial Ground, Netherlands

Endangered Sacred Sites
These sites are endangered and may not survive with integrity:

The Borger Long Dolmen, Netherlands
The Little Chapel of the Fourteen Bunders

Sacred Sites Defiled
These sites have been ruined by development, wars, natural disasters:
Emeryville Shellmound
No Keka'a, Maui, Hawaii
The Megaliths of Wéris
Kosovo ; 2004 update
Petroglyph National Monument

Preservation News
International Conference on the Preservation of Sacred Sites - SSIF Presents "Creating New Partnerships: The Role of the Secular Neutral"

April 25, 2001 - Reuters
Monk Wants to save World's Sacred Sites

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