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State of Conservation (SOC)

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1954
Reports
374
Properties
128
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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
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%
136 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)
172
115%
19%
172 50
34%
5%
41
28%
5%
31
21%
3%
20
13%
2%
30
20%
3%
118
79%
13%
51
34%
6%
3
2%
0%
2012
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
147
85%
16%
148 45
26%
5%
26
15%
3%
25
15%
3%
16
9%
2%
35
20%
4%
89
52%
10%
52
30%
6%
6
3%
1%
2013
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
169
115%
18%
169 46
31%
5%
31
21%
3%
30
20%
3%
27
18%
3%
35
24%
4%
116
79%
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%
Threats*
Threats Group of Threats SOC reports Properties
Commercial development Buildings and Development 71 29
Housing Buildings and Development 651 161
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 21 10
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 88 37
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 171 65
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 22 8
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 97 39
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 320 97
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 64 20
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 26 12
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 15 11
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 49 19
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 10 5
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 23 10
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 138 34
Air pollution Pollution 24 11
Ground water pollution Pollution 17 6
Input of excess energy Pollution 21 9
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 16 6
Solid waste Pollution 79 26
Surface water pollution Pollution 66 17
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 22 8
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 57 15
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 58 24
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 48 16
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 231 55
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 144 35
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 18 9
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Mining Physical resource extraction 189 43
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 82 27
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 13 6
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 30 11
Dust Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Micro-organisms Local conditions affecting physical fabric 9 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 27 14
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 6 4
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 118 37
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 26 10
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 30 10
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 193 56
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 342 106
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 12 4
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 11 5
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 23 11
Civil unrest Other human activities 155 21
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 145 43
Illegal activities Other human activities 476 96
Military training Other human activities 1 1
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 89 19
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 4 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 6 1
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 18 5
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 54 16
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 14 7
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 32 13
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 14 7
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 19 6
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 51 19
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 87 25
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 39 13
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 3 2
Volcanic eruption Sudden ecological or geological events 4 3
Hyper-abundant species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 1 1
Invasive / alien freshwater species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 32 9
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 9 4
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 66 21
Modified genetic material Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Translocated species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 10 2
Financial resources Management and institutional factors 211 74
Governance Management and institutional factors 62 18
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 29 12
Human resources Management and institutional factors 192 72
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 232 90
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 0 0
Management activities Management and institutional factors 247 77
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 1224 281
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Buildings and Development
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Commercial development 4 14 11 5 5 4 6 5 1 3 3 5 5
Housing 17 37 47 37 47 60 58 71 55 64 52 54 52
Industrial areas 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 3 2
Interpretative and visitation facilities 4 10 8 8 5 7 6 9 4 8 6 6 7
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 3 8 7 3 9 16 13 22 18 23 13 15 21
Transportation Infrastructure
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air transport infrastructure 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 4 0 2 2 2 1
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 1 3 10 8 6 7 10 15 8 14 4 7 4
Ground transport infrastructure 17 23 32 16 21 28 28 28 23 28 24 26 26
Marine transport infrastructure 3 3 5 1 1 2 6 7 7 7 8 7 7
Underground transport infrastructure 0 4 3 1 0 1 2 3 2 4 1 3 2
Services Infrastructures
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Localised utilities 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 2
Major linear utilities 3 6 6 3 3 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 5
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 3
Renewable energy facilities 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 3 4
Water infrastructure 4 6 7 10 9 13 12 10 14 11 15 13 14
Pollution
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air pollution 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 3
Ground water pollution 0 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1
Input of excess energy 1 2 5 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 2
Solid waste 1 2 8 8 7 10 7 5 8 5 7 6 5
Surface water pollution 3 5 4 3 5 4 7 3 6 6 7 6 7
Biological resource use/modification
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Aquaculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commercial hunting 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 2
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crop production 1 1 2 7 10 11 3 4 3 6 3 2 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 4 5 8 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 5
Forestry /wood production 1 6 2 4 6 4 5 6 4 0 4 3 3
Land conversion 9 18 11 9 14 17 17 22 20 23 22 23 26
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 5 7 10 6 10 11 12 15 11 13 16 16 12
Subsistence hunting 2 4 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physical resource extraction
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Mining 10 10 9 12 14 12 13 16 18 17 20 18 20
Oil and gas 4 5 5 3 3 3 6 6 6 9 9 11 12
Quarrying 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2
Water (extraction) 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Dust 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micro-organisms 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0
Pests 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
Relative humidity 2 3 4 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 1
Temperature 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 4 11 17 7 9 10 8 9 7 9 9 11 7
Wind 1 1 2 1 4 3 1 3 3 2 1 2 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 0 0 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 10 17 13 15 16 21 13 17 14 19 12 13 13
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 20 29 29 21 30 36 24 27 19 21 28 23 35
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Society's valuing of heritage 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 1
Other human activities
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Civil unrest 3 11 15 11 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13
Deliberate destruction of heritage 4 8 12 9 8 10 14 18 14 13 13 12 10
Illegal activities 19 31 44 30 34 41 35 44 34 42 41 37 44
Military training 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrorism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
War 2 2 6 6 5 7 6 6 5 5 9 15 15
Climate change and severe weather events
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes to oceanic waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Desertification 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Drought 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
Flooding 1 3 2 3 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4
Other climate change impacts 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 2 2
Storms 1 3 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 5 3 4 5
Temperature change 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Avalanche/ landslide 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
Earthquake 1 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 7 2 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 2 3 7 7 7 9 3 10 5 10 7 9 8
Fire (widlfires) 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 2 6 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Hyper-abundant species 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 1 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 4
Invasive / alien marine species 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 2 5 2 4 7 5 7 5 6 3 8 6 6
Modified genetic material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Translocated species 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Financial resources 10 24 26 11 15 18 17 16 15 18 16 10 15
Governance 1 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 7 6 8 7 8
High impact research / monitoring activities 1 0 4 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2
Human resources 6 26 21 11 15 18 11 19 9 16 13 13 14
Legal framework 6 21 26 15 17 12 15 13 18 19 23 24 23
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management activities 13 17 13 11 13 16 20 25 20 25 24 23 27
Management systems/ management plan 54 97 100 84 84 99 96 104 95 108 96 106 101


* : 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.