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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
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 32 14
Housing Buildings and Development 457 139
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 14 5
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 51 23
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 140 56
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 14 7
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 68 29
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 206 71
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 51 15
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 17 7
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 11 8
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 28 9
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 10 5
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 16 9
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 102 28
Air pollution Pollution 14 6
Ground water pollution Pollution 11 5
Input of excess energy Pollution 10 3
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 12 5
Solid waste Pollution 53 20
Surface water pollution Pollution 46 13
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 14 4
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 36 13
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 33 16
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 29 10
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 170 41
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 106 26
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 9 4
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Mining Physical resource extraction 134 33
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 62 20
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 7 5
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 22 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 15 8
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 4 3
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 70 22
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 17 6
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 22 9
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 122 40
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 209 75
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 10 3
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 3 2
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 13 4
Civil unrest Other human activities 103 16
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 104 31
Illegal activities Other human activities 316 75
Military training Other human activities 0 0
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 68 18
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 4 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 3 1
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 14 4
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 39 12
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 12 7
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 24 8
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 10 4
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 9 2
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 34 14
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 61 19
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 27 9
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 1 1
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 20 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 46 16
Modified genetic material Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Translocated species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 9 2
Financial resources Management and institutional factors 125 41
Governance Management and institutional factors 50 15
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 21 7
Human resources Management and institutional factors 113 43
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 146 56
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 0 0
Management activities Management and institutional factors 180 60
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 800 229
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Buildings and Development
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Commercial development 4 6 5 1 3 3 5 5
Housing 58 58 69 54 61 52 53 52
Industrial areas 1 0 2 1 3 2 3 2
Interpretative and visitation facilities 7 6 8 4 7 6 6 7
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 16 13 22 18 23 13 14 21
Transportation Infrastructure
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air transport infrastructure 2 1 4 0 2 2 2 1
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 7 10 16 8 12 4 7 4
Ground transport infrastructure 28 28 28 21 25 24 26 26
Marine transport infrastructure 2 6 7 7 7 8 7 7
Underground transport infrastructure 0 2 3 2 4 1 3 2
Services Infrastructures
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Localised utilities 1 1 1 0 2 0 4 2
Major linear utilities 4 3 4 1 3 4 4 5
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 3
Renewable energy facilities 1 2 0 3 1 2 3 4
Water infrastructure 13 12 10 14 11 15 13 14
Pollution
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Air pollution 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 3
Ground water pollution 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1
Input of excess energy 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 2 0 0 1 4 1 2 2
Solid waste 10 7 5 8 5 7 6 5
Surface water pollution 4 7 3 6 6 7 6 7
Biological resource use/modification
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Aquaculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Commercial hunting 1 0 3 3 1 2 2 2
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crop production 11 3 4 3 6 3 2 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 4 5 4 3 3 3 6 5
Forestry /wood production 4 5 6 4 0 4 3 3
Land conversion 17 17 22 20 23 22 23 26
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 11 12 15 11 13 16 16 12
Subsistence hunting 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physical resource extraction
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Mining 12 13 16 18 17 20 18 20
Oil and gas 3 6 6 6 9 9 11 12
Quarrying 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 2
Water (extraction) 2 2 3 4 2 2 2 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Dust 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micro-organisms 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0
Pests 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radiation/light 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Relative humidity 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 1
Temperature 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 10 8 9 7 9 9 11 7
Wind 3 1 3 3 2 1 2 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 4 3 3 2 3 2 2 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 21 13 17 14 19 12 13 13
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 34 24 25 19 21 28 23 35
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Society's valuing of heritage 1 1 3 2 3 2 0 1
Other human activities
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Civil unrest 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13
Deliberate destruction of heritage 10 14 18 14 13 13 12 10
Illegal activities 41 35 44 34 42 41 37 42
Military training 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrorism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
War 7 6 6 5 5 9 15 15
Climate change and severe weather events
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes to oceanic waters 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Desertification 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Drought 2 1 0 2 2 3 1 3
Flooding 5 5 4 4 4 7 6 4
Other climate change impacts 0 0 3 1 1 3 2 2
Storms 1 2 2 2 5 3 4 5
Temperature change 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Avalanche/ landslide 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0
Earthquake 5 4 5 4 5 6 2 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 9 3 10 5 10 7 9 8
Fire (widlfires) 3 2 3 4 4 2 6 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Hyper-abundant species 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 3 2 3 1 3 3 1 4
Invasive / alien marine species 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 5 7 5 6 3 8 6 6
Modified genetic material 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Translocated species 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Financial resources 18 17 16 15 18 16 10 15
Governance 3 5 6 7 6 8 7 8
High impact research / monitoring activities 1 3 2 3 3 3 4 2
Human resources 18 11 19 9 16 13 13 14
Legal framework 12 15 13 18 19 23 23 23
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management activities 16 20 25 20 25 24 23 27
Management systems/ management plan 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.