One of the Buddhist rock reliefs in Swat, Pakistan, which will be protected thanks to a new Cultural Protection Fund project led by Essanoor Associations. 

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Essanoor Associates

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Project summary:

Seasonal drought and heavy rainfall which cause increased instances of landslides, flash floods and rapid erosion, are endangering the Buddhist rock reliefs and inscriptions of the Swat Valley.

The fund is supporting Essanoor Associates to lead a project to include community-based climate change adaptation training for local people to better care for the sites as well as digital documentation of the reliefs and conservation of 30 reliefs requiring urgent intervention.