WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THE AFRICAN CULTURE
Culture and its history are morals, beliefs, and aims. They form a people’s national identity. It is essential to preserve our cultural heritage to maintain our identity as a nation. The value of cultural heritage isn’t in cultural manifestation itself. But in the wealth of experience and skills passed down from generation to generation. Cultural preservation is a complex subject. It entails a careful balance of several elements. On the one hand, we want to support others who seem to be in a worse position than we are. But, we must be aware of how our acts weaken a culture’s identity.
Cultural heritage includes structures, artwork, and other significant objects in society. It also entails intangible elements such as folklore, language, knowledge, customs, and beliefs. The cultural heritage of a group is unique, priceless, and unreplaceable. The current kids are now responsible for maintaining culture for future generations. The identity of the previous generation must be preserved by the current generation. They must also adhere to the same standards of behavior. in order to stop any alteration to the cultural legacy during their lives.
It benefits our ecosystem to preserve our history. It is widely acknowledged that protecting historical sites benefits the entire world.
SAVE NATURAL RESOURCES
It’s ecologically responsible for preserving older commercial and residential structures. Historic preservation is a form of residential development. It results in valuable and appealing buildings on already developed land. Heritage preservation lessens dependency on new materials, polluting construction materials, and energy-intensive manufacturing. Awnings, overhangs, and shutters are all designed to optimize natural light to save energy
PRESERVATION HELPS TO STRENGTHEN NEIGHBORHOODS
Preserved industrial and residential sites are a boon to their neighborhoods. The Advisory Council for Historic Preservation analyzed reports on historic preservation. They found that housing prices in historical sites grow higher than in nearby areas. Investors are now willing to pay a higher price for assets in historic neighborhoods. Preserved structures add beauty and pride to a community. And it promotes a strong cultural identity among residents of different generations.
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
In terms of work growth, rehabilitation has a higher return on investment than new construction or manufacturing. The preservation of craftsman’s work is more critical than obtaining raw materials. As a result, preservation helps local businesses more directly than new construction. Societies that take steps to preserve their culture attract visitors, migrants, and investors.
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