Inscription: The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines)
The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
C(iii) (iv) (v)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List under criteria (iii), (iv) and (v), based on the joint evaluation by ICOMOS and IUCN. The rice terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are outstanding examples of living cultural landscapes. They illustrate the traditional techniques and a remarkable harmony between humankind and the natural environment.
The Committee also congratulated the Philippine authorities for having proposed this example of a cultural landscape, thereby contributing towards improving the representative nature of this type of property on the World Heritage List.