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Statistics by properties (by regions and categories)
Year Property SOC Regions Categories
EUR-NA APA LAC ARB AFR Cultural Natural Mixed
1998
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
127
123%
23%
127 35
34%
6%
33
32%
6%
24
23%
4%
17
17%
3%
18
17%
3%
71
69%
13%
46
45%
8%
10
10%
2%
1999
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
110
87%
19%
110 23
18%
4%
34
27%
6%
23
18%
4%
12
9%
2%
18
14%
3%
55
43%
9%
47
37%
8%
8
6%
1%
2000
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
112
102%
18%
112 34
31%
5%
32
29%
5%
17
15%
3%
9
8%
1%
20
18%
3%
54
49%
9%
53
48%
8%
5
5%
1%
2001
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
124
111%
18%
124 37
33%
5%
32
29%
5%
19
17%
3%
18
16%
3%
18
16%
3%
57
51%
8%
60
54%
9%
7
6%
1%
2002
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
90
73%
12%
90 34
27%
5%
25
20%
3%
10
8%
1%
10
8%
1%
11
9%
2%
46
37%
6%
38
31%
5%
6
5%
1%
2003
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
142
158%
19%
142 41
46%
6%
34
38%
5%
28
31%
4%
15
17%
2%
24
27%
3%
94
104%
13%
44
49%
6%
4
4%
1%
2004
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
159
112%
21%
159 52
37%
7%
38
27%
5%
26
18%
3%
19
13%
3%
24
17%
3%
103
73%
14%
51
36%
7%
5
4%
1%
2005
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
138
87%
18%
138 47
30%
6%
34
21%
4%
16
10%
2%
16
10%
2%
25
16%
3%
89
56%
11%
44
28%
6%
5
3%
1%
2006
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
135
98%
17%
135 38
28%
5%
33
24%
4%
14
10%
2%
20
14%
2%
30
22%
4%
85
62%
10%
45
33%
6%
5
4%
1%
2007
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
165
122%
20%
165 50
37%
6%
41
30%
5%
22
16%
3%
22
16%
3%
30
22%
4%
107
79%
13%
54
40%
7%
4
3%
0%
2008
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
158
96%
19%
158 57
35%
7%
33
20%
4%
25
15%
3%
17
10%
2%
26
16%
3%
101
61%
12%
53
32%
6%
4
2%
0%
2009
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
178
113%
20%
178 64
41%
7%
38
24%
4%
26
16%
3%
19
12%
2%
31
20%
4%
122
77%
14%
52
33%
6%
4
3%
0%
2010
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
149
84%
17%
149 47
26%
5%
28
16%
3%
27
15%
3%
16
9%
2%
31
17%
3%
92
52%
10%
51
29%
6%
6
3%
1%
2011
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
171
115%
19%
171 50
34%
5%
41
28%
5%
31
21%
3%
20
13%
2%
29
19%
3%
118
79%
13%
50
34%
5%
3
2%
0%
2012
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
148
86%
16%
148 46
27%
5%
26
15%
3%
25
15%
3%
16
9%
2%
35
20%
4%
90
52%
10%
52
30%
6%
6
3%
1%
2013
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
169
114%
18%
169 46
31%
5%
31
21%
3%
30
20%
3%
27
18%
3%
35
24%
4%
116
78%
12%
50
34%
5%
3
2%
0%
2014
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
150
89%
15%
150 31
18%
3%
30
18%
3%
26
15%
3%
21
12%
2%
42
25%
4%
90
53%
9%
54
32%
6%
6
4%
1%
2015
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
141
94%
14%
141 28
19%
3%
31
21%
3%
20
13%
2%
29
19%
3%
33
22%
3%
86
57%
9%
50
33%
5%
5
3%
0%
2016
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
156
111%
15%
156 37
26%
4%
30
21%
3%
26
18%
3%
27
19%
3%
36
26%
3%
96
68%
9%
54
38%
5%
6
4%
1%
Threats*
Threats Group of Threats SOC reports Properties
Commercial development Buildings and Development 91 32
Housing Buildings and Development 834 186
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 31 11
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 124 52
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 234 73
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 28 10
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 134 50
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 478 116
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 94 27
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 34 14
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 26 15
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 73 22
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 14 5
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 39 14
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 192 42
Air pollution Pollution 35 14
Ground water pollution Pollution 28 10
Input of excess energy Pollution 26 9
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 13 5
Solid waste Pollution 105 31
Surface water pollution Pollution 108 24
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 30 9
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 70 17
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 81 27
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 80 19
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 330 62
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 195 36
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 25 10
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 1 1
Mining Physical resource extraction 280 53
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 113 31
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 22 9
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 42 12
Dust Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Micro-organisms Local conditions affecting physical fabric 10 3
Pests Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Radiation/light Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Relative humidity Local conditions affecting physical fabric 41 18
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 8 5
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 156 46
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 32 12
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 39 12
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 278 61
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 472 132
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 15 5
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 21 6
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 32 13
Civil unrest Other human activities 209 28
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 178 49
Illegal activities Other human activities 647 114
Military training Other human activities 2 2
Terrorism Other human activities 1 1
War Other human activities 128 21
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 10 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 8 2
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 21 5
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 71 22
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 29 9
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 76 29
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 15 7
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 22 6
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 69 27
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 120 30
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 59 14
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 3 2
Volcanic eruption Sudden ecological or geological events 9 4
Hyper-abundant species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 1 1
Invasive / alien freshwater species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 45 11
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 17 4
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 93 26
Modified genetic material Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Translocated species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 12 2
Financial resources Management and institutional factors 280 87
Governance Management and institutional factors 84 24
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 40 18
Human resources Management and institutional factors 244 84
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 309 106
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 1 1
Management activities Management and institutional factors 357 96
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 1690 345
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Buildings and Development
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Commercial development 4 1 2 4 4 14 11 5 5 4 6 5 1 3 3 5 5 6 3
Housing 21 21 23 21 17 37 47 37 46 60 58 71 55 64 52 54 52 50 48
Industrial areas 1 2 1 1 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 3 2 1 4
Interpretative and visitation facilities 5 1 4 8 4 10 8 8 5 7 6 9 4 8 6 6 7 8 10
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 8 6 5 7 3 8 7 3 9 16 13 22 18 23 13 15 21 14 23
Transportation Infrastructure
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Air transport infrastructure 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 4 0 2 2 2 1 2 3
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 5 7 6 4 1 3 10 8 6 7 10 15 8 14 4 7 4 7 8
Ground transport infrastructure 20 22 26 30 17 23 32 16 21 28 28 28 23 27 24 26 26 30 31
Marine transport infrastructure 5 3 3 5 3 3 5 1 1 2 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 7
Underground transport infrastructure 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 1 2 3 2 4 1 3 2 2 5
Services Infrastructures
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Localised utilities 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 2 1 3
Major linear utilities 3 4 3 5 3 6 6 3 3 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 5 6 3
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 3 0
Renewable energy facilities 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 3 4 5 5
Water infrastructure 6 5 4 7 4 6 7 10 9 13 12 10 14 11 15 13 14 15 17
Pollution
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Air pollution 3 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 3 1 2
Ground water pollution 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 1
Input of excess energy 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0
Solid waste 7 1 3 2 1 2 8 8 7 10 7 5 8 5 7 6 5 7 6
Surface water pollution 6 5 7 5 3 5 4 3 5 4 7 3 6 7 8 7 8 8 7
Biological resource use/modification
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Aquaculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commercial hunting 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crop production 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 7 10 11 3 4 3 6 3 2 4 5 1
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 2 4 5 3 4 5 8 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 5 3 6
Forestry /wood production 6 5 6 5 1 6 2 4 6 4 5 6 4 0 4 3 3 5 5
Land conversion 7 9 13 15 9 18 11 9 14 17 17 22 20 22 22 23 26 29 27
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 4 5 6 7 5 7 10 6 10 11 12 15 11 12 16 16 12 15 15
Subsistence hunting 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 1
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Physical resource extraction
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mining 11 9 14 15 10 10 9 12 14 12 13 16 18 17 20 18 20 20 22
Oil and gas 4 4 3 6 4 5 5 3 3 3 6 6 6 8 8 10 11 7 11
Quarrying 0 1 2 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 2
Water (extraction) 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 5 2 3
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Dust 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micro-organisms 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
Pests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radiation/light 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Relative humidity 5 2 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 1 1 1
Temperature 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 9 4 5 6 4 11 17 7 9 10 8 9 7 9 9 11 7 8 6
Wind 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 4 3 1 3 3 2 1 2 2 1 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 5 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 11 12 16 19 10 17 13 15 16 21 13 17 14 18 12 13 13 16 12
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 18 17 17 19 20 29 29 21 30 36 24 27 19 21 28 23 35 26 33
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1
Society's valuing of heritage 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 1 0 4
Other human activities
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Civil unrest 4 6 6 6 3 11 15 11 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 16 16
Deliberate destruction of heritage 2 3 4 5 4 8 12 9 8 10 14 18 14 13 12 12 10 10 10
Illegal activities 15 20 28 27 19 31 44 30 34 41 35 44 34 42 41 37 44 38 43
Military training 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrorism 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
War 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 5 7 6 6 5 5 9 15 15 15 16
Climate change and severe weather events
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Changes to oceanic waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 1
Desertification 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Drought 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 3 1 2
Flooding 3 1 2 0 1 3 2 3 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4 7 4
Other climate change impacts 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 3
Storms 10 11 11 1 1 3 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 6 4 5 6 4 3
Temperature change 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0
Sudden ecological or geological events
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Avalanche/ landslide 0 0 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 0
Earthquake 1 4 3 5 1 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 8 2 3 1 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 5 3 4 3 2 3 7 7 7 9 3 10 5 10 7 9 8 10 8
Fire (widlfires) 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 2 6 3 5 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Hyper-abundant species 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 1 1 2 2 1 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 4 1 6
Invasive / alien marine species 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 2
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 1 3 4 3 2 5 2 4 7 5 7 5 6 3 8 6 6 6 10
Modified genetic material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Translocated species 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Financial resources 8 12 11 14 10 24 26 11 15 18 17 16 15 18 16 10 15 9 15
Governance 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 7 6 8 7 8 8 13
High impact research / monitoring activities 2 2 0 2 1 0 4 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2 2 3
Human resources 4 5 4 10 6 26 21 11 15 18 11 19 9 16 13 13 14 14 15
Legal framework 10 6 6 6 6 21 26 15 17 12 15 13 18 19 23 24 23 21 28
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Management activities 16 18 12 14 13 17 13 11 13 16 20 25 20 25 24 23 27 25 25
Management systems/ management plan 67 68 58 66 54 97 100 84 84 99 96 104 95 108 96 106 101 95 112
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* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.