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State of Conservation (SOC)

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317
Reports
226
Properties
104
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Properties
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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
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 10 6
Housing Buildings and Development 105 78
Industrial areas Buildings and Development 5 4
Interpretative and visitation facilities Buildings and Development 13 10
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure Buildings and Development 35 28
Air transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 3 3
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 11 9
Ground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 52 39
Marine transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 14 8
Underground transport infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure 5 4
Localised utilities Services Infrastructures 6 4
Major linear utilities Services Infrastructures 9 7
Non-renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 6 4
Renewable energy facilities Services Infrastructures 7 6
Water infrastructure Services Infrastructures 27 19
Air pollution Pollution 3 3
Ground water pollution Pollution 3 2
Input of excess energy Pollution 1 1
Pollution of marine waters Pollution 4 2
Solid waste Pollution 11 9
Surface water pollution Pollution 13 9
Aquaculture Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Commercial hunting Biological resource use/modification 4 2
Commercial wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Crop production Biological resource use/modification 6 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Biological resource use/modification 11 8
Forestry /wood production Biological resource use/modification 6 3
Land conversion Biological resource use/modification 49 30
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals Biological resource use/modification 28 17
Subsistence hunting Biological resource use/modification 3 2
Subsistence wild plant collection Biological resource use/modification 0 0
Mining Physical resource extraction 38 25
Oil and gas Physical resource extraction 23 14
Quarrying Physical resource extraction 3 3
Water (extraction) Physical resource extraction 7 5
Dust Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Micro-organisms Local conditions affecting physical fabric 1 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 1 1
Temperature Local conditions affecting physical fabric 0 0
Water (rain/water table) Local conditions affecting physical fabric 18 11
Wind Local conditions affecting physical fabric 4 2
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system Social/cultural uses of heritage 5 5
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Social/cultural uses of heritage 26 17
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation Social/cultural uses of heritage 58 45
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting Social/cultural uses of heritage 2 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses Social/cultural uses of heritage 2 2
Society's valuing of heritage Social/cultural uses of heritage 1 1
Civil unrest Other human activities 26 14
Deliberate destruction of heritage Other human activities 22 15
Illegal activities Other human activities 79 52
Military training Other human activities 0 0
Terrorism Other human activities 0 0
War Other human activities 30 15
Changes to oceanic waters Climate change and severe weather events 2 1
Desertification Climate change and severe weather events 1 1
Drought Climate change and severe weather events 4 3
Flooding Climate change and severe weather events 10 7
Other climate change impacts Climate change and severe weather events 4 4
Storms Climate change and severe weather events 9 6
Temperature change Climate change and severe weather events 2 1
Avalanche/ landslide Sudden ecological or geological events 2 2
Earthquake Sudden ecological or geological events 5 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition Sudden ecological or geological events 17 13
Fire (widlfires) Sudden ecological or geological events 9 7
Tsunami/tidal wave Sudden ecological or geological events 0 0
Volcanic eruption Sudden ecological or geological events 0 0
Hyper-abundant species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 5 4
Invasive / alien marine species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 3 2
Invasive/alien terrestrial species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 12 8
Modified genetic material Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 0 0
Translocated species Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species 2 1
Financial resources Management and institutional factors 25 19
Governance Management and institutional factors 15 12
High impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 6 4
Human resources Management and institutional factors 27 23
Legal framework Management and institutional factors 46 35
Low impact research / monitoring activities Management and institutional factors 0 0
Management activities Management and institutional factors 50 35
Management systems/ management plan Management and institutional factors 208 145
Threats by year (SOC reports)*
Threats* Year
2013 2014
Buildings and Development
2013 2014
Commercial development 5 5
Housing 53 52
Industrial areas 3 2
Interpretative and visitation facilities 6 7
Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure 14 21
Transportation Infrastructure
2013 2014
Air transport infrastructure 2 1
Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure 7 4
Ground transport infrastructure 26 26
Marine transport infrastructure 7 7
Underground transport infrastructure 3 2
Services Infrastructures
2013 2014
Localised utilities 4 2
Major linear utilities 4 5
Non-renewable energy facilities 3 3
Renewable energy facilities 3 4
Water infrastructure 13 14
Pollution
2013 2014
Air pollution 0 3
Ground water pollution 2 1
Input of excess energy 1 0
Pollution of marine waters 2 2
Solid waste 6 5
Surface water pollution 6 7
Biological resource use/modification
2013 2014
Aquaculture 0 0
Commercial hunting 2 2
Commercial wild plant collection 0 0
Crop production 2 4
Fishing/collecting aquatic resources 6 5
Forestry /wood production 3 3
Land conversion 23 26
Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals 16 12
Subsistence hunting 2 1
Subsistence wild plant collection 0 0
Physical resource extraction
2013 2014
Mining 18 20
Oil and gas 11 12
Quarrying 1 2
Water (extraction) 2 5
Local conditions affecting physical fabric
2013 2014
Dust 0 0
Micro-organisms 1 0
Pests 0 0
Radiation/light 0 0
Relative humidity 0 1
Temperature 0 0
Water (rain/water table) 11 7
Wind 2 2
Social/cultural uses of heritage
2013 2014
Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system 2 3
Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community 13 13
Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation 23 35
Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting 1 1
Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses 0 2
Society's valuing of heritage 0 1
Other human activities
2013 2014
Civil unrest 13 13
Deliberate destruction of heritage 12 10
Illegal activities 37 42
Military training 0 0
Terrorism 0 0
War 15 15
Climate change and severe weather events
2013 2014
Changes to oceanic waters 1 1
Desertification 1 0
Drought 1 3
Flooding 6 4
Other climate change impacts 2 2
Storms 4 5
Temperature change 1 1
Sudden ecological or geological events
2013 2014
Avalanche/ landslide 2 0
Earthquake 2 3
Erosion and siltation/ deposition 9 8
Fire (widlfires) 6 3
Tsunami/tidal wave 0 0
Volcanic eruption 0 0
Invasive/alien species or hyper-abundant species
2013 2014
Hyper-abundant species 0 0
Invasive / alien freshwater species 1 4
Invasive / alien marine species 2 1
Invasive/alien terrestrial species 6 6
Modified genetic material 0 0
Translocated species 1 1
Management and institutional factors
2013 2014
Financial resources 10 15
Governance 7 8
High impact research / monitoring activities 4 2
Human resources 13 14
Legal framework 23 23
Low impact research / monitoring activities 0 0
Management activities 23 27
Management systems/ management plan 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.