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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
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 16 8
Housing Buildings and Development 218 103
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 10 5
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 26 11
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 71 38
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 7 5
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 27 20
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 101 53
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 29 13
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 10 7
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 8 6
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 16 7
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 8 4
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 10 7
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 53 20
Air pollution Pollution 6 4
Ground water pollution Pollution 5 2
Input of excess energy Pollution 3 2
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 9 4
Solid waste Pollution 23 13
Surface water pollution Pollution 26 11
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 7 2
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 15 6
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 17 11
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 10 5
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 94 35
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 57 22
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 5 3
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Mining Physical resource extraction 75 30
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 41 17
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 4 4
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 11 5
Dust Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Micro-organisms Local conditions affecting physical fabric 2 1
Pests Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Radiation/light Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Relative humidity Local conditions affecting physical fabric 5 5
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 36 15
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 7 2
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 10 6
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 57 24
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 107 54
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 4 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 3 2
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 6 3
Civil unrest Other human activities 52 15
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 48 20
Illegal activities Other human activities 162 64
Military training Other human activities 0 0
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 44 15
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 4 3
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 2 1
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 9 3
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 21 9
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 8 5
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 17 8
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 4 1
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 5 2
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 16 10
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 34 16
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 15 8
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 0 0
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 11 7
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 5 2
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 23 11
Modified genetic material Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Translocated species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 5 2
Financial resources Management and institutional factors 59 33
Governance Management and institutional factors 29 14
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 12 4
Human resources Management and institutional factors 56 34
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 88 45
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 0 0
Management activities Management and institutional factors 99 46
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 412 192
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2011 2012 2013 2014
Buildings and Development
2011 2012 2013 2014
Commercial development 3 3 5 5
Housing 61 52 53 52
Industrial areas 3 2 3 2
Interpretative and visitation facilities 7 6 6 7
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 23 13 14 21
Transportation Infrastructure
2011 2012 2013 2014
Air transport infrastructure 2 2 2 1
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 12 4 7 4
Ground transport infrastructure 25 24 26 26
Marine transport infrastructure 7 8 7 7
Underground transport infrastructure 4 1 3 2
Services Infrastructures
2011 2012 2013 2014
Localised utilities 2 0 4 2
Major linear utilities 3 4 4 5
Non-renewable energy facilities 0 2 3 3
Renewable energy facilities 1 2 3 4
Water infrastructure 11 15 13 14
Pollution
2011 2012 2013 2014
Air pollution 0 3 0 3
Ground water pollution 1 1 2 1
Input of excess energy 1 1 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 4 1 2 2
Solid waste 5 7 6 5
Surface water pollution 6 7 6 7
Biological resource use/modification
2011 2012 2013 2014
Aquaculture 0 0 0 0
Commercial hunting 1 2 2 2
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0 0 0
Crop production 6 3 2 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 3 3 6 5
Forestry /wood production 0 4 3 3
Land conversion 23 22 23 26
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 13 16 16 12
Subsistence hunting 1 1 2 1
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0 0 0
Physical resource extraction
2011 2012 2013 2014
Mining 17 20 18 20
Oil and gas 9 9 11 12
Quarrying 1 0 1 2
Water (extraction) 2 2 2 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
2011 2012 2013 2014
Dust 0 0 0 0
Micro-organisms 1 0 1 0
Pests 0 0 0 0
Radiation/light 0 0 0 0
Relative humidity 3 1 0 1
Temperature 0 0 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 9 9 11 7
Wind 2 1 2 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 3 2 2 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 19 12 13 13
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 21 28 23 35
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 1 1 1 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 0 1 0 2
Society's valuing of heritage 3 2 0 1
Other human activities
2011 2012 2013 2014
Civil unrest 13 13 13 13
Deliberate destruction of heritage 13 13 12 10
Illegal activities 42 41 37 42
Military training 0 0 0 0
Terrorism 0 0 0 0
War 5 9 15 15
Climate change and severe weather events
2011 2012 2013 2014
Changes to oceanic waters 2 0 1 1
Desertification 0 1 1 0
Drought 2 3 1 3
Flooding 4 7 6 4
Other climate change impacts 1 3 2 2
Storms 5 3 4 5
Temperature change 1 1 1 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2011 2012 2013 2014
Avalanche/ landslide 1 2 2 0
Earthquake 5 6 2 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 10 7 9 8
Fire (widlfires) 4 2 6 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 0 0 0
Volcanic eruption 1 0 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2011 2012 2013 2014
Hyper-abundant species 1 0 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 3 3 1 4
Invasive / alien marine species 1 1 2 1
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 3 8 6 6
Modified genetic material 0 0 0 0
Translocated species 2 1 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2011 2012 2013 2014
Financial resources 18 16 10 15
Governance 6 8 7 8
High impact research / monitoring activities 3 3 4 2
Human resources 16 13 13 14
Legal framework 19 23 23 23
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0 0 0
Management activities 25 24 23 27
Management systems/ management plan 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.