Façade of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Macao. Originally built by Jesuits in the seventeenth century, St. Paul’s was the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia. All but the façade was destroyed by fire during a typhoon in 1835. It remains as Macao’s most famous landmark and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
The concept of linking nature conservation and cultural preservation was adopted in 1972