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States Parties
Site State Party Year Threats* Danger List
abu menaAbu Mena egypt Egypt 2003 Land conversion, Management systems/ management plan, Water (rain/water table), Yes
acropolis, athensAcropolis, Athens greece Greece 2003 Housing, No
agra fortAgra Fort india India 2003 Commercial development, Financial resources, Management systems/ management plan, Water (rain/water table), No
ancient ksour of ouadane, chinguetti, tichitt and oualataAncient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata mauritania Mauritania 2003 Desertification, Governance, Human resources, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Storms, No
ancient building complex in the wudang mountainsAncient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains china China 2003 Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Fire
No
angkorAngkor cambodia Cambodia 2003 Human resources, Illegal activities, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Urgent problems of conservation
Yes
antigua guatemalaAntigua Guatemala guatemala Guatemala 2003 Commercial development, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, No
auschwitz birkenau german nazi concentration and extermination camp (1940-1945)Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)
poland Poland 2003 Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Management systems/ management plan, No
bahla fortBahla Fort oman Oman 2003 Commercial development, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Yes
borobudur temple compoundsBorobudur Temple Compounds indonesia Indonesia 2003 Commercial development, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Management systems/ management plan, No
brasiliaBrasilia brazil Brazil 2003 Housing, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Legal framework, No
bru na boinne - archaeological ensemble of the bend of the boyneBrú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne ireland Ireland 2003 Localised utilities, Management systems/ management plan, No
butrintButrint albania Albania 2003 Financial resources, Land conversion, Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Need for monitoring of the situation at the site
Yes
byblosByblos lebanon Lebanon 2003 Housing, Management systems/ management plan, No
chan chan archaeological zoneChan Chan Archaeological Zone peru Peru 2003 Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Land conversion, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan, Storms, Water (rain/water table),
Other Threats: Fragility of the abdobe structures
Yes
chavin (archaeological site)Chavin (Archaeological Site) peru Peru 2003 Financial resources, Human resources, Management systems/ management plan, Other climate change impacts,
Other Threats: Deterioration of the site
No
churches of chiloeChurches of Chiloé chile Chile 2003 Wind, No
city of cuzcoCity of Cuzco peru Peru 2003 Housing, Management systems/ management plan, Underground transport infrastructure, No
cologne cathedralCologne Cathedral germany Germany 2003 Housing, No
colonial city of santo domingoColonial City of Santo Domingo dominican republic Dominican Republic 2003 Housing, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Legal framework, Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan, No
coro and its portCoro and its Port venezuela (bolivarian republic of) Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2003 Governance, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan, Water (rain/water table),
Other Threats: Deterioration of the architectural and urban coherence and integrity of the property
No
cultural landscape of sintraCultural Landscape of Sintra portugal Portugal 2003 Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Several elements of the World Heritage site in a serious condition; Fire
No
curonian spitCuronian Spit lithuania,russian federation Lithuania
Russian Federation
2003 Oil and gas, No
fatehpur sikriFatehpur Sikri india India 2003 Commercial development, Financial resources, Management systems/ management plan, Water (rain/water table), No
fort and shalamar gardens in lahoreFort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore pakistan Pakistan 2003 Air pollution, Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure, Financial resources, Ground transport infrastructure, Human resources, Industrial areas, Land conversion, Management systems/ management plan, Yes
fortifications on the caribbean side of panama: portobelo-san lorenzoFortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo panama Panama 2003 Avalanche/ landslide, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation,
Other Threats: Weakening of the foundations by the vegetation
No
garden kingdom of dessau-worlitzGarden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz germany Germany 2003 Flooding, Marine transport infrastructure, Surface water pollution, No
group of monuments at hampiGroup of Monuments at Hampi india India 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan, Yes
hanseatic city of lubeckHanseatic City of Lübeck germany Germany 2003 Commercial development, No
historic areas of istanbulHistoric Areas of Istanbul turkey Turkey 2003 Earthquake, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Underground transport infrastructure,
Other Threats: Need to monitor movements which could affect the structure of the building
No
historic cairoHistoric Cairo egypt Egypt 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, Human resources, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Water (rain/water table), No
historic centre of limaHistoric Centre of Lima peru Peru 2003 Housing, Management systems/ management plan, No
historic centre of mexico city and xochimilcoHistoric Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco mexico Mexico 2003 Civil unrest, Governance, Housing, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Deterioration of a unique and severely degraded cultural landscape
No
historic centre of pueblaHistoric Centre of Puebla mexico Mexico 2003 Commercial development, Deliberate destruction of heritage, Housing, Underground transport infrastructure,
Other Threats: Fire in December 2002
No
historic centre of rigaHistoric Centre of Riga latvia Latvia 2003 Housing, No
historic centre of shakhrisyabzHistoric Centre of Shakhrisyabz uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2003 Earthquake, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan, Relative humidity, Water (rain/water table),
Other Threats: Extensive cracks and leaning walls
No
historic centre of sighişoaraHistoric Centre of Sighişoara romania Romania 2003 Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Management activities, No
historic centre of the city of salzburgHistoric Centre of the City of Salzburg austria Austria 2003 Housing, No
historic centre of the town of goiásHistoric Centre of the Town of Goiás brazil Brazil 2003 Flooding, No
historic centre of viennaHistoric Centre of Vienna austria Austria 2003 Housing, Management systems/ management plan, No
historic district of old quebecHistoric District of Old Québec canada Canada 2003 Management systems/ management plan, Marine transport infrastructure, No
historic ensemble of the potala palace, lhasaHistoric Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa china China 2003 Deliberate destruction of heritage, Housing, Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Relative humidity, Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses, Water (rain/water table), No
historic monuments of ancient naraHistoric Monuments of Ancient Nara japan Japan 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, No
historic quarter of the city of colonia del sacramentoHistoric Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento uruguay Uruguay 2003 Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan, No
historic town of ouro pretoHistoric Town of Ouro Preto brazil Brazil 2003 Housing, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Fire
No
historic town of zabidHistoric Town of Zabid yemen Yemen 2003 Deliberate destruction of heritage, Erosion and siltation/ deposition, Housing, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Relative humidity, Solid waste,
Other Threats: Lack of conservation measures
Yes
historical centre of the city of arequipaHistorical Centre of the City of Arequipa peru Peru 2003 Commercial development, Deliberate destruction of heritage, Housing, No
historical monuments of mtskhetaHistorical Monuments of Mtskheta georgia Georgia 2003 Housing, Management activities, No
imperial palaces of the ming and qing dynasties in beijing and shenyangImperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang china China 2003 Commercial development, Housing, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Major linear utilities, Management activities, No
island of goreeIsland of Gorée senegal Senegal 2003 Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan, No
jesuit missions of la santisima trinidad de paraná and jesus de tavarangueJesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue paraguay Paraguay 2003 Financial resources, Human resources, Industrial areas, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Management systems/ management plan, No
jesuit missions of the guaranis: san ignacio mini, santa ana, nuestra senora de loreto and santa maria mayor (argentina), ruins of sao miguel das missoes (brazil)Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) argentina,brazil Argentina
Brazil
2003 Financial resources, Human resources, Industrial areas, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Management systems/ management plan, No
joya de ceren archaeological siteJoya de Cerén Archaeological Site el salvador El Salvador 2003 Management systems/ management plan, No
kasbah of algiersKasbah of Algiers algeria Algeria 2003 Human resources, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan, No
kathmandu valleyKathmandu Valley nepal Nepal 2003 Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure, Housing, Land conversion, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Need for restoration/consolidation works
No
kizhi pogostKizhi Pogost russian federation Russian Federation 2003 Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Deterioration of the structures
No
ksar of ait-ben-haddouKsar of Ait-Ben-Haddou morocco Morocco 2003 Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan, Society's valuing of heritage,
Other Threats: Site in a state of quasi-total abandon and greatly degraded
No
kyiv: saint-sophia cathedral and related monastic buildings, kyiv-pechersk lavraKyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra ukraine Ukraine 2003 Housing, No
lamu old townLamu Old Town kenya Kenya 2003 Deliberate destruction of heritage, Housing, Legal framework, Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan, No
levoča, spišský hrad and the associated cultural monumentsLevoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments slovakia Slovakia 2003 Quarrying, No
lumbini, the birthplace of the lord buddhaLumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha nepal Nepal 2003 Management activities, Management systems/ management plan, Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses, Water (rain/water table),
Other Threats: Extremely harsh natural environment; Improve the drainage for the Temple
No
mahabodhi temple complex at bodh gayaMahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya india India 2003 Deliberate destruction of heritage, Housing, Illegal activities, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Management systems/ management plan, Ritual / spiritual / religious and associative uses, No
maya site of copanMaya Site of Copan honduras Honduras 2003 Air transport infrastructure, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, No
medina of fezMedina of Fez morocco Morocco 2003 Water infrastructure,
Other Threats: partial covering of the Oued Boukhrareb
No
meidan emam, esfahanMeidan Emam, Esfahan iran (islamic republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of) 2003 Commercial development, Management systems/ management plan, No
memphis and its necropolis – the pyramid fields from giza to dahshurMemphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur egypt Egypt 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan, Underground transport infrastructure, No
minaret and archaeological remains of jamMinaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam afghanistan Afghanistan 2003 Civil unrest, Financial resources, Flooding, Ground transport infrastructure, Human resources, Illegal activities, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Need for consolidation and restoration of the monument
Yes
mont-saint-michel and its bayMont-Saint-Michel and its Bay france France 2003 Erosion and siltation/ deposition, Management systems/ management plan, No
natural and culturo-historical region of kotorNatural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor montenegro Montenegro 2003 Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Need to take appropriate measures for the effective protection of the cultural landscape
Yes
old and new towns of edinburghOld and New Towns of Edinburgh united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2003 Housing,
Other Threats: Fire
No
old city of salamancaOld City of Salamanca spain Spain 2003 Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Management systems/ management plan, No
old town of ávila with its extra-muros churchesOld Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches spain Spain 2003 Housing, No
ouadi qadisha (the holy valley) and the forest of the cedars of god (horsh arz el-rab)Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) lebanon Lebanon 2003 Housing, Illegal activities, Land conversion, Legal framework, Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure, Management systems/ management plan, No
palaces and parks of potsdam and berlinPalaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin germany Germany 2003
Other Threats: Fire
No
port, fortresses and group of monuments, cartagenaPort, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena colombia Colombia 2003 Housing, No
rice terraces of the philippine cordillerasRice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras philippines Philippines 2003 Avalanche/ landslide, Financial resources, Housing, Human resources, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Management systems/ management plan, Yes
robben islandRobben Island south africa South Africa 2003 Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure, Fishing/collecting aquatic resources, Human resources, Illegal activities, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Invasive/alien terrestrial species, Management systems/ management plan, Solid waste,
Other Threats: Natural values and cultural landscape qualities are not yet reflected in the islands management structure and conservation priorities
No
routes of santiago de compostela: camino frances and routes of northern spainRoutes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain spain Spain 2003 Water infrastructure, No
royal hill of ambohimangaRoyal Hill of Ambohimanga madagascar Madagascar 2003 Management systems/ management plan, Storms, No
royal palaces of abomeyRoyal Palaces of Abomey benin Benin 2003 Management systems/ management plan, Yes
ruins of the buddhist vihara at paharpurRuins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur bangladesh Bangladesh 2003 Management activities, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Deterioration of the authentic characteristics of the property
No
seokguram grotto and bulguksa templeSeokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple republic of korea Republic of Korea 2003 Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Management systems/ management plan, No
state historical and cultural park “ancient merv”State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv” turkmenistan Turkmenistan 2003 Human resources, Illegal activities, Management systems/ management plan, No
stonehenge, avebury and associated sitesStonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Risks of collapse
No
summer palace, an imperial garden in beijingSummer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing china China 2003 Commercial development, Housing, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Major linear utilities, Management activities, No
taj mahalTaj Mahal india India 2003 Commercial development, Financial resources, Management systems/ management plan, Water (rain/water table), No
temple of heaven: an imperial sacrificial altar in beijingTemple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing china China 2003 Commercial development, Housing, Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Major linear utilities, Management activities, No
timbuktuTimbuktu mali Mali 2003 Housing, Human resources, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Management systems/ management plan, Society's valuing of heritage,
Other Threats: Lack of capacities in conservation techniques
Yes
tipasaTipasa algeria Algeria 2003 Financial resources, Housing, Human resources, Illegal activities, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Interpretative and visitation facilities, Legal framework, Management activities, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Deterioration of the archaeological vestiges
Yes
tower of londonTower of London united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2003 Housing, No
town of luang prabangTown of Luang Prabang lao people's democratic republic Lao People's Democratic Republic 2003 Deliberate destruction of heritage, Ground transport infrastructure, Housing, Illegal activities, Management activities,
Other Threats: Concrete reinforcement of the Nam Khan river bank ; Construction of walls along the riverbank of the Mekong;
No
tyreTyre lebanon Lebanon 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation, Legal framework, Management systems/ management plan,
Other Threats: Important conservation problems ; Need to give more importance to the wealth of the archaeological heritage and of the natural coastal landscape
No
vat phou and associated ancient settlements within the champasak cultural landscapeVat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape lao people's democratic republic Lao People's Democratic Republic 2003 Ground transport infrastructure, Human resources, Interpretative and visitation facilities, No
walled city of baku with the shirvanshah's palace and maiden towerWalled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2003 Deliberate destruction of heritage, Earthquake, Housing, No

* : 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.