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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
160%
19%
137 41
46%
6%
34
38%
5%
28
31%
4%
15
17%
2%
24
27%
3%
94
106%
13%
44
49%
6%
4
4%
1%
2004
%of properties with SOC
%of properties inscribed (year-1)
159
112%
21%
153 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%
132 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%
134 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%
161 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%
176 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%
146 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%
169 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%
147 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%
167 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 61 29
Housing Buildings and Development 621 158
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 18 9
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 79 37
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 167 65
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 21 7
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 95 38
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 298 93
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 61 19
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 24 12
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 15 11
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 44 19
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 10 5
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 22 10
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 134 34
Air pollution Pollution 22 11
Ground water pollution Pollution 17 6
Input of excess energy Pollution 20 9
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 16 6
Solid waste Pollution 78 26
Surface water pollution Pollution 63 17
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 21 8
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 56 15
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 50 23
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 47 16
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 214 53
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 135 34
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 16 9
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Mining Physical resource extraction 179 41
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 78 26
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 11 6
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 28 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 25 14
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 6 4
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 108 37
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 25 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 173 55
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 314 102
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 12 4
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 8 4
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 20 9
Civil unrest Other human activities 144 21
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 141 43
Illegal activities Other human activities 447 92
Military training Other human activities 1 1
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 79 19
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 4 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 5 1
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 18 5
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 53 16
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 13 7
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 31 13
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 14 7
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 18 6
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 49 19
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 85 25
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 36 12
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 1 1
Invasive / alien freshwater species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 31 9
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 8 4
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 64 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 192 73
Governance Management and institutional factors 61 18
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 28 11
Human resources Management and institutional factors 181 72
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 223 89
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 0 0
Management activities Management and institutional factors 233 74
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 1150 275
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Buildings and Development
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Commercial development 10 9 5 5 4 6 5 1 3 3 5 5
Housing 35 47 37 45 58 58 69 54 61 52 53 52
Industrial areas 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 3 2
Interpretative and visitation facilities 8 8 7 5 7 6 8 4 7 6 6 7
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 8 7 3 9 16 13 22 18 23 13 14 21
Transportation Infrastructure
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air transport infrastructure 2 2 1 2 2 1 4 0 2 2 2 1
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 3 10 8 6 7 10 16 8 12 4 7 4
Ground transport infrastructure 23 32 16 21 28 28 28 21 25 24 26 26
Marine transport infrastructure 3 5 1 1 2 6 7 7 7 8 7 7
Underground transport infrastructure 4 3 0 0 0 2 3 2 4 1 3 2
Services Infrastructures
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Localised utilities 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 2
Major linear utilities 4 6 3 3 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 5
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 3
Renewable energy facilities 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 3 4
Water infrastructure 6 7 10 9 13 12 10 14 11 15 13 14
Pollution
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air pollution 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 3
Ground water pollution 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1
Input of excess energy 2 5 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 2
Solid waste 2 8 8 7 10 7 5 8 5 7 6 5
Surface water pollution 5 4 3 5 4 7 3 6 6 7 6 7
Biological resource use/modification
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
Commercial hunting 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
Crop production 1 2 7 10 11 3 4 3 6 3 2 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 5
Forestry /wood production 6 2 4 6 4 5 6 4 0 4 3 3
Land conversion 18 7 5 14 17 17 22 20 23 22 23 26
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 7 6 6 10 11 12 15 11 13 16 16 12
Subsistence hunting 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
Physical resource extraction
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Mining 10 9 12 14 12 13 16 18 17 20 18 20
Oil and gas 5 5 3 3 3 6 6 6 9 9 11 12
Quarrying 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2
Water (extraction) 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
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
Micro-organisms 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
Radiation/light 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
Temperature 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 9 15 5 9 10 8 9 7 9 9 11 7
Wind 1 2 1 4 3 1 3 3 2 1 2 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 0 3 2 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 15 9 11 16 21 13 17 14 19 12 13 13
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 27 29 21 28 34 24 25 19 21 28 23 35
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Society's valuing of heritage 2 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 1
Other human activities
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Civil unrest 11 11 7 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13
Deliberate destruction of heritage 8 12 9 8 10 14 18 14 13 13 12 10
Illegal activities 31 40 26 34 41 35 44 34 42 41 37 42
Military training 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
War 2 2 2 5 7 6 6 5 5 9 15 15
Climate change and severe weather events
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes to oceanic waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Desertification 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Drought 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
Flooding 3 2 3 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4
Other climate change impacts 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 2 2
Storms 3 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 5 3 4 5
Temperature change 0 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Avalanche/ landslide 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
Earthquake 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 6 2 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 3 7 7 7 9 3 10 5 10 7 9 8
Fire (widlfires) 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 2 6 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Hyper-abundant species 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 4 2 2 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 4
Invasive / alien marine species 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 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
Translocated species 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Financial resources 21 20 11 15 18 17 16 15 18 16 10 15
Governance 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 7 6 8 7 8
High impact research / monitoring activities 0 4 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2
Human resources 25 17 11 15 18 11 19 9 16 13 13 14
Legal framework 21 26 15 15 12 15 13 18 19 23 23 23
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management activities 15 14 11 13 16 20 25 20 25 24 23 27
Management systems/ management plan 94 93 81 82 94 95 104 95 108 96 107 101


* : 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.