We are pleased to announce the publication of the Stonehenge & Avebury WHS Climate Change Risk Assessment which we believe to be a first for a UK World Heritage Site. The risk assessment was prepared with the help of a number of local colleagues working in the WHS and national experts on climate change who attended a workshop in March 2013 and assisted with the development of the final document. The prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury have already survived a number of changes in climate over the millennia but it is important to consider how recent changes in weather patterns have already and may in the future affect the monuments and landscape of the World Heritage Site. This document will help to shape actions in the forthcoming Stonehenge & Avebury WHS Management Plan and it is hoped to review the risk assessment approximately every 5 years.
If you have any queries about this document please contact Beth Thomas