State of Conservation (SOC)

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Date of Inscription: 1995
Nomination records (Year): 1994
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)(v)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Changes in traditional ways of life and knowledge system
  • Financial resources
  • Housing
  • Legal framework
  • Management activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Society's valuing of heritage
  • Water infrastructure
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2001 -2012
Threats to the Site:
  • The abandonment of the terraces due to neglected irrigation system and people leaving the area;
  • Unregulated development threatening the property;
  • Tourism needs not addressed;
  • Lack of an effective management system.

* : 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.