April 2015

 OUR GLOBAL HERITAGE

               

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Dear Amicus Member   

April is Earth Month.  April 18th is World Heritage Day and April 22nd is Earth Day.   On April 16th we will host our free Webinar "Drones and Computers in Conservation."   In this edition we are featuring our global heritage, both built and natural, tangible and intangible.

What are you doing on Earth Day?   Send us your stories to webmaster@intoorg.org

For 2015 we have a new list of Working Holidays listed on the INTO website.  Some samples are listed below.

As an Amicus member you are one of a very special group.  You are the people that make so many of the things that INTO does possible.   We can never thank you enough for your dedication to INTO and for your support.   Still we do want to say THANK YOU again!   We hope you are proud of what INTO is accomplishing because you care!

 

Sincerely,   The INTO team.

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Special Event in London,

Monday April 13th

George Town: protecting world heritage in an Asian city

George Town: protecting world heritage in an Asian city

Free Presentation - Open to the public Penang Heritage Trust president Khoo Salma talks about Penang – formerly called The Prince of Wales Island – and current approaches to conserving historical diversity, intangibles and built heritage in the city of George Town.

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HERITAGE ISSUES

 

INTO Condemns the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq

INTO Condemns the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq

The members of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) are deeply saddened by the destruction of irreplaceable and universally significant cultural heritage in Iraq and condemn the actions of ISIS in the strongest possible terms. We stand together with other international guardians of our cultural heritage, such as ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), in seeking an end to …

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National Trust launches new strategy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The National Trust today (Monday, 23 March) launched an ambitious plan to nurse the natural environment back to health and reverse the alarming decline in wildlife – as it warned time was running out to save the countryside from further harm. Europe’s biggest conservation charity said climate change now poses the single biggest threat to the places the Trust looks …

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Embracing Continuity and Change

Embracing Continuity and Change

A Presentation for the Longwood Fellows' Symposium, To Preserve or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future By David J. Brown Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer National Trust for Historic Preservation March 6, 2015 It is an honor to be with you today as we consider the theme of Preservation or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future. …

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CONSERVATION EXPERTS PRAISE UK GOVERNMENT FOR CREATING THE WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE

CONSERVATION EXPERTS PRAISE UK GOVERNMENT FOR CREATING THE WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE RESERVE

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WWW.GREATBRITISHOCEANS.ORG (INTO IS A SIGNATORY AND SUPPORTER) Leading conservation groups, scientists and residents of Pitcairn Island today congratulate the UK Government on its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Pacific.   The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced in the Budget that “The …

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Ickworth House – serious about getting off oil

Ickworth House – serious about getting off oil

A new post on National Trust Going Green by Paul Southall EDITORS NOTE: ICKWORTH HOUSE IS ONE OF THE VENUES DURING THE 2015 INTO CONFERENCE. Time for another guest blog - this time from project manager and general all round good egg Stephanie Hall. Over to you Steph! Last week work started on site for the final REI Programme Pilot …

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With your help we can do even more!

 

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Drones and Computers in Conservation - Our next webinar

What do Elephants and Rhinos have in common with landscapes designed by Capability Brown? Find out how Drones, combined with computers are being used to help us understand and protect both. You will hear from Mike Calnan, Head of Gardens for the National Trust and John Peterson Chairman, of the Charles A and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation (Air Shepherd Program) …

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Experience Traditional Masonry at Budos Castle, Aquitaine (France)

Experience Traditional Masonry at Budos Castle, Aquitaine (France)

The working holiday: Budos Castle, situated in Aquitaine in South West France, was built in the early fourteenth century and was severely damaged in the French Revolution more than four centuries later. Nowadays it holds ‘Historic Listed Building’ status and is currently undergoing restoration. You will have the opportunity to learn new skills in stone cutting and traditional masonry techniques …

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Conserving Villognon Ancient Watermill (France)

Conserving Villognon Ancient Watermill (France)

The working holiday (18-25 year olds): Nanteuil-en-Vallee is a charming village in the Charentes region in western France. Join an international team focussed on the restoration of beautiful Villognon Ancient Mill, which is within walking distance of the village. Over the fortnight you have the opportunity to use a number of different techniques: stone-masonry, re-pointing, woodworking and landscaping. There will …

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Restoring a Historic Fountain in UNESCO-Listed Kromeriz (Czech Republic)

Restoring a Historic Fountain in UNESCO-Listed Kromeriz (Czech Republic)

The working holiday: Participants will be working on the restoration of a stone fountain in a parish garden in the historic centre of Kromeriz. The work will include cleaning, sealing and repairs of the stone and masonry parts, followed by reinstallation of the water system to bring the fountain back to life. Work will be lead and supervised by heritage …

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Saving Renaissance Treasures in the Carpathians (Slovakia)

Saving Renaissance Treasures in the Carpathians (Slovakia)

The working holiday: Liptovský Ondrej is a charming village in the High Tatra Mountains in Northern Slovakia. The village was formerly owned by the Andreánsky family and part of their legacy was the construction of seven beautiful manor houses. These days only the remains of the buildings are left. Participants of our working holiday will be involved in saving the …

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Archaeological Restoration at Travesas Iron Age Hill Fort, Galicia (Spain)

Archaeological Restoration at Travesas Iron Age Hill Fort, Galicia (Spain)

The working holiday: The remains of the Iron Age Hill Fort in Travesas is one of the most impressive historical sites in the A Coruña region. Covering an area of around 12 acres, it’s considered to be a small town. Its location marks a strategic point on an ancient route (known as the ‘English Way’) connecting the coastal city of …

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TRIBUTE TO AN AMAZING MAN

Tribute to Peter Mansfield

Tribute to Peter Mansfield

Peter Mansfield passed away at his home at about 6:00 pm on March 24th. The National Trust movement lost a champion and a pioneer with Peter's passing. Peter was passionate about The National Trust, he was passionate about Cornwall, and about his community. Peter trained in law and then land management before joining the National Trust as a land agent …

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THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL TRUSTS #16 I JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

JOIN US IN CAMBRIDGE SEPTEMBER 6TH THROUGH 11TH

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE

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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

The position posted below is a sample of positions that INTO hopes to fill. 

Website Translator (French)

This is an INTO position. This is a long-term position. The Website Translator can work from any location that provides reliable internet connection. The successful candidate will have good writing and editing skills in English and French. Content of the INTO website, eNews and social media is translated originally using Google Translate, but then requires review and edit before being …

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Social Media Officers (French-speaking)

These are long-term INTO volunteer positions. The applicants may be based anywhere in the world with adequate internet access. Responsible for delivery of INTO messages via Twitter, Facebook and other social media in French or Spanish. A strong knowledge (or willingness to learn) of Social Media and Social Media trends would be a great asset. To find out more about …

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Editor (English Language) for Taiwan Environmental Information Association

This is a Volunteer position for the Taiwan Environmental Information Association. We are based in Taipei, Taiwan, but you can work from anywhere in the world. Here at TEIA, our working language is Mandarin Chinese. As a member of INTO and an environmental NGO concerning both global and local environmental issues, we are working to provide more information in more …

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VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU - OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS.

Within the National Trust family there are thousands of knowledgeable, skilled people.  From time to time some of these people seek to broaden their knowledge and experience by volunteering with INTO member trusts in other climates.   Interested?  You can join our list.  

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INTO Farms are now on Facebook!

 https://www.facebook.com/INTOFarms