Since 2010, following the registration also of the Italian side of the mountain to the world heritage list, Monte San Giorgio has become a transnational UNESCO World Heritage site (CH-I). This implies that the member states, namely Switzerland and Italy, are bound to co-operate according to a jointly elaborated transnational management plan.
Back In 2001, the journey towards this valuable acknowledgment had began with the launch of the Interreg IIIA projects, the project of the new Museum of Fossils from Monte San Giorgio in Meride and the candidacy presentation to the UNESCO’s world heritage committee of the Swiss side of the mountain. This process benefit from the valuable support and contribution provided by several personalities who often worked on a voluntary basis. These people were particularly sensitive, competent and were especially interested in Palenteology. In July 2003 their lavished efforts were rewarded by the registration of the Swiss side of Monte San Giorgio to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.