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Nominations 2017

Nominations are proposals by state parties to inscribe new sites on the World Heritage List. IUCN evaluates all nominations with natural components.

IUCN’s evaluations for 2017 have been released ahead of the World Heritage Committee meeting, on 19 May and on 2 June. Committee decisions are now available for download in English or French (3.3MB). The sites nominated for 2017 are listed below, alphabetically by country.

Proposed nominations for 2017

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (extension) 2017 evaluation APPROVED
Argentina Los Alerces National Park 2017 evaluation INSCRIBED
Benin, Burkina Faso Complexe W-Arly-Pendjari (extension) 2017 evaluation APPROVED
China Qinghai Hoh Xil 2017 evaluation INSCRIBED
Ghana Mole National Park 2017 evaluation WITHDRAWN
India Bhitarkanika Conservation Area 2017 evaluation NOT INSCRIBED
Mexico Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica (mixed site) 2017 evaluation REFERRED
Mongolia, Russian Federation

Landscapes of Dauria (referred in 2015)
Recommendation to be released on 2 June

2017 evaluation INSCRIBED

Proposed minor boundary modifications (2 June)

China Mount Wuyi (mixed site) 2017 evaluation APPROVED
India Manas Wildlife Sanctuary 2017 evaluation REFERRED
India Western Ghats 2017 evaluation NOT APPROVED


Download full documents

2017 Committee decisions



IUCN World Heritage Evaluations 2017

IUCN World Heritage Evaluations 2017WHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2 (19 May release)






IUCN World Heritage Evaluations 2017 - AddendumWHC/17/41.COM/INF.8B2.ADD (2 June release)



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