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State of Conservation (SOC)

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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
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 42 17
Housing Buildings and Development 539 142
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 15 5
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 63 27
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 152 59
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 17 7
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 82 31
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 243 76
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 53 16
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 17 7
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 13 10
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 34 11
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 10 5
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 19 10
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 121 31
Air pollution Pollution 18 7
Ground water pollution Pollution 15 6
Input of excess energy Pollution 13 3
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 15 6
Solid waste Pollution 68 22
Surface water pollution Pollution 54 13
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 16 5
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 53 14
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 41 17
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 39 13
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 189 44
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 122 27
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 11 5
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Mining Physical resource extraction 160 37
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 68 22
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 8 5
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 25 8
Dust Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Micro-organisms Local conditions affecting physical fabric 7 2
Pests Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Radiation/light Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Relative humidity Local conditions affecting physical fabric 18 9
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 5 3
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 84 25
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 22 7
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 27 9
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 149 44
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 258 84
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 11 3
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 3 2
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 15 4
Civil unrest Other human activities 122 16
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 121 33
Illegal activities Other human activities 376 80
Military training Other human activities 1 1
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 75 18
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 4 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 4 1
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 17 4
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 48 14
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 12 7
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 26 8
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 12 5
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 11 2
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 42 16
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 75 19
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 32 10
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 3 2
Volcanic eruption Sudden ecological or geological events 1 1
Hyper-abundant species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 1 1
Invasive / alien freshwater species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 25 7
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 7 3
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 57 19
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 151 43
Governance Management and institutional factors 55 16
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 24 8
Human resources Management and institutional factors 139 47
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 176 66
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 0 0
Management activities Management and institutional factors 204 63
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 963 240
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Buildings and Development
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Commercial development 5 5 4 6 5 1 3 3 5 5
Housing 37 45 58 58 69 54 61 52 53 52
Industrial areas 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 2 3 2
Interpretative and visitation facilities 7 5 7 6 8 4 7 6 6 7
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 3 9 16 13 22 18 23 13 14 21
Transportation Infrastructure
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air transport infrastructure 1 2 2 1 4 0 2 2 2 1
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 8 6 7 10 16 8 12 4 7 4
Ground transport infrastructure 16 21 28 28 28 21 25 24 26 26
Marine transport infrastructure 1 1 2 6 7 7 7 8 7 7
Underground transport infrastructure 0 0 0 2 3 2 4 1 3 2
Services Infrastructures
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Localised utilities 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 2
Major linear utilities 3 3 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 5
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 3
Renewable energy facilities 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 3 4
Water infrastructure 10 9 13 12 10 14 11 15 13 14
Pollution
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air pollution 1 3 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 3
Ground water pollution 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1
Input of excess energy 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 2 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 2
Solid waste 8 7 10 7 5 8 5 7 6 5
Surface water pollution 3 5 4 7 3 6 6 7 6 7
Biological resource use/modification
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Aquaculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commercial hunting 1 1 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 2
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crop production 7 10 11 3 4 3 6 3 2 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 4 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 5
Forestry /wood production 4 6 4 5 6 4 0 4 3 3
Land conversion 5 14 17 17 22 20 23 22 23 26
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 6 10 11 12 15 11 13 16 16 12
Subsistence hunting 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physical resource extraction
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Mining 12 14 12 13 16 18 17 20 18 20
Oil and gas 3 3 3 6 6 6 9 9 11 12
Quarrying 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2
Water (extraction) 1 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Dust 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micro-organisms 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0
Pests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radiation/light 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Relative humidity 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 1
Temperature 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 5 9 10 8 9 7 9 9 11 7
Wind 1 4 3 1 3 3 2 1 2 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 2 3 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 11 16 21 13 17 14 19 12 13 13
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 21 28 34 24 25 19 21 28 23 35
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Society's valuing of heritage 1 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 1
Other human activities
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Civil unrest 7 12 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13
Deliberate destruction of heritage 9 8 10 14 18 14 13 13 12 10
Illegal activities 26 34 41 35 44 34 42 41 37 42
Military training 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrorism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
War 2 5 7 6 6 5 5 9 15 15
Climate change and severe weather events
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes to oceanic waters 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Desertification 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Drought 1 2 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
Flooding 3 6 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4
Other climate change impacts 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 2 2
Storms 0 2 1 2 2 2 5 3 4 5
Temperature change 1 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Avalanche/ landslide 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
Earthquake 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 6 2 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 7 7 9 3 10 5 10 7 9 8
Fire (widlfires) 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 2 6 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Hyper-abundant species 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 2 3 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 4
Invasive / alien marine species 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 4 7 5 7 5 6 3 8 6 6
Modified genetic material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Translocated species 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Financial resources 11 15 18 17 16 15 18 16 10 15
Governance 2 3 3 5 6 7 6 8 7 8
High impact research / monitoring activities 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2
Human resources 11 15 18 11 19 9 16 13 13 14
Legal framework 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
Management activities 11 13 16 20 25 20 25 24 23 27
Management systems/ management plan 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.