|Rock art is fragile and irreplaceable|
"Africa's rock art is the common heritage of all Africans and all people. It is the common heritage of humanity. As populations increase and vandalism and theft of Africa's rock art are on the rise, this irreplaceable resource is highly threatened. It is time for Africa's leaders to take a new and more active role. We must save this cultural heritage before it is too late."
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2005)
Rock art is fragile and irreplaceable. All rock art, tumuli and archaeological remains are protected by law; they are unique, valuable and fragile. Respect Africa's rock art heritage by looking and enjoying; do not walk on, deface or touch rock art, nor damage or remove anything.
Protection of this heritage is a global priority. We must learn to study the art, to try and find out how old it is, what the images might mean and why they were made. Understanding the art and its age confirms its value. It is the responsibility of everybody: you, me, and everyone - to respect the art and protect it for our children and all their descendants.