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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
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%
2017
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
154
99%
15%
154 32
21%
3%
30
19%
3%
25
16%
2%
35
22%
3%
32
21%
3%
97
62%
9%
51
33%
5%
6
4%
1%
Threats*
Threats Group of Threats SOC reports Properties
Commercial development Buildings and Development 84 33
Housing Buildings and Development 789 175
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 25 10
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 115 50
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 225 73
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 29 10
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 118 44
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 401 106
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 83 22
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 45 14
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 22 15
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 61 20
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 17 5
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 37 14
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 185 43
Air pollution Pollution 26 12
Ground water pollution Pollution 27 7
Input of excess energy Pollution 22 9
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 15 6
Solid waste Pollution 97 28
Surface water pollution Pollution 90 20
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 1 1
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 30 11
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 69 18
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 70 25
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 65 19
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 311 60
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 183 36
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 21 11
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 1 1
Mining Physical resource extraction 241 48
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 99 27
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 17 7
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 38 13
Dust Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Financial resources Local conditions affecting physical fabric 240 81
Governance Local conditions affecting physical fabric 93 26
Human resources Local conditions affecting physical fabric 233 82
Legal framework Local conditions affecting physical fabric 305 102
Management systems/ management plan Local conditions affecting physical fabric 1486 317
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 28 15
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 6 4
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 140 40
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 29 10
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 41 11
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 227 58
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 413 122
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 16 5
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 9 4
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 27 12
Civil unrest Other human activities 201 27
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 172 46
Illegal activities Other human activities 581 104
Military training Other human activities 3 3
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 140 28
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 12 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 6 2
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 23 5
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 71 19
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 26 10
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 46 14
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 16 7
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 20 6
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 57 22
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 115 26
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 49 14
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 3 2
Volcanic eruption Sudden ecological or geological events 2 2
Hyper-abundant species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 2 2
Invasive / alien freshwater species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 37 10
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 14 4
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 92 27
Modified genetic material Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Translocated species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 13 2
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 36 13
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 1 1
Management activities Management and institutional factors 314 83
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Buildings and Development
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Commercial development 14 11 5 5 4 6 5 1 3 3 5 5 6 3 8
Housing 37 47 37 46 60 58 71 55 64 52 54 52 50 48 58
Industrial areas 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 3 2 1 4 1
Interpretative and visitation facilities 10 8 8 5 7 6 9 4 8 6 6 7 8 10 13
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 8 7 3 9 16 13 22 18 23 13 15 21 14 23 20
Transportation Infrastructure
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Air transport infrastructure 2 2 1 2 2 1 4 0 2 2 2 1 2 3 3
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 3 10 8 6 7 10 15 8 14 4 7 4 6 8 8
Ground transport infrastructure 23 32 16 21 28 28 28 23 27 24 26 26 30 31 38
Marine transport infrastructure 3 5 1 1 2 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 6 7 8
Underground transport infrastructure 4 3 1 0 1 2 3 3 5 2 4 2 3 5 7
Services Infrastructures
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Localised utilities 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 2 1 3 3
Major linear utilities 6 6 3 3 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 5 6 3 6
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 3 0 3
Renewable energy facilities 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 3 4 6 5 4
Water infrastructure 6 7 10 9 13 12 10 14 11 15 13 14 15 17 19
Pollution
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Air pollution 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 3 1 2 1
Ground water pollution 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 1 2
Input of excess energy 2 5 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
Pollution of marine waters 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 2
Solid waste 2 8 8 7 10 7 5 8 5 7 6 5 7 6 6
Surface water pollution 5 4 3 5 4 7 3 6 7 8 7 8 8 7 8
Biological resource use/modification
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Aquaculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Commercial hunting 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 5
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crop production 1 2 7 10 11 3 4 3 6 3 2 4 5 1 7
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 5 8 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 5 3 7 6
Forestry /wood production 6 2 4 6 4 5 6 4 0 4 3 3 5 5 8
Land conversion 18 11 9 14 17 17 22 20 22 22 23 26 29 27 34
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 7 10 6 10 11 12 15 11 12 16 16 12 15 15 15
Subsistence hunting 4 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 2
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Physical resource extraction
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mining 10 9 12 14 12 13 16 18 17 20 18 20 20 22 20
Oil and gas 5 5 3 3 3 6 6 6 8 8 10 11 7 11 7
Quarrying 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 2
Water (extraction) 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 5 2 3 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dust 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Financial resources 24 26 11 15 18 17 16 15 18 16 10 15 9 15 15
Governance 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 7 6 8 7 8 8 13 11
Human resources 26 21 11 15 18 11 19 9 16 13 13 13 13 15 20
Legal framework 21 26 15 17 12 15 13 18 19 23 24 23 21 28 30
Management systems/ management plan 97 100 84 84 99 96 104 95 108 96 106 101 95 113 108
Micro-organisms 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Pests 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
Relative humidity 3 4 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 1 1 1 1
Temperature 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 11 17 7 9 10 8 9 7 9 9 11 7 8 6 12
Wind 1 2 1 4 3 1 3 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 1
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 0 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 4 3 4
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 17 13 15 16 21 13 17 14 18 12 13 13 16 12 17
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 29 29 21 30 36 24 27 19 21 28 22 35 25 33 34
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
Society's valuing of heritage 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 1 0 4 3
Other human activities
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Civil unrest 11 15 11 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 16 16 17
Deliberate destruction of heritage 8 12 9 8 10 14 18 14 13 12 12 10 10 10 12
Illegal activities 31 44 30 34 41 35 44 34 42 41 37 44 38 43 43
Military training 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Terrorism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
War 2 6 6 5 7 6 6 5 5 9 15 15 15 16 22
Climate change and severe weather events
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Changes to oceanic waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 1 2
Desertification 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Drought 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 3 1 2 2
Flooding 3 2 3 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4 7 4 7
Other climate change impacts 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 4 3 3 2 3 4
Storms 3 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 6 4 5 6 4 3 4
Temperature change 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Avalanche/ landslide 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 1
Earthquake 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 8 2 3 1 3 2
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 3 7 7 7 9 3 10 5 10 7 9 8 10 8 12
Fire (widlfires) 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 2 6 3 5 3 5
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Hyper-abundant species 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Invasive / alien freshwater species 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 4 1 4 1
Invasive / alien marine species 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 5 2 4 7 5 7 5 6 3 8 6 6 6 10 12
Modified genetic material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Translocated species 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
High impact research / monitoring activities 0 4 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2 2 3 3
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Management activities 17 13 11 13 16 20 25 20 25 24 23 27 25 25 30
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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.