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State of conservation reports 2017

Each year, IUCN makes recommendations to the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of 55 to 60 World Heritage sites listed for their natural values, including ‘mixed’ sites also listed for cultural values. The World Heritage Committee has the final say (see more on IUCN's monitoring work). The sites monitored in 2017 are listed below, along with relevant decisions.

IUCN's recommendations are issued by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in three dispatches, on 19 May (items "7A" and "7B"), on 2 June 2017 (items "7A.ADD" and "7B.ADD") and on 8 June (items "7A.ADD.2" and "7B.ADD.2").

Downloadable documents

Decisions

State of conservation of World Heritage properties (global overview and analysis)

State of conservation of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

State of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

Natural and mixed World Heritage sites monitored in 2017

(alphabetically by region and country)

Africa

Cameroon

Dja Faunal Reserve

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Cameroon / Central African Republic / Congo

Sangha Trinational

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Central African Republic

Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Côte d'Ivoire

Comoé National Park

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Taï National Park

2017 report (7A)

previous decision (2014)

Protected planet

Côte d'Ivoire / Guinea

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Garamba National Park

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Kahuzi-Biega National Park

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Salonga National Park

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Virunga National Park

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

World Heritage sites of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

 

Ethiopia

Simien National Park

2017 report
(7A.ADD.2)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Gabon

Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Kenya

Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Lesotho / South Africa

Maloti-Drakensberg Park

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Madagascar

Rainforests of the Atsinanana

2017 report
(7A.ADD.2)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Niger

Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Senegal

Niokolo-Koba National Park

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Selous Game Reserve

2017 report (7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Zambia / Zimbabwe

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision (2014)

Protected planet

Arab States

Yemen

Socotra Archipelago

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Asia and the Pacific

Australia

Great Barrier Reef

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Bangladesh

The Sundarbans

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

China

South China Karst

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

India

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Indonesia

Lorentz National Park

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Japan

Shiretoko

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Nepal

Chitwan National Park

2017 report
(7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Solomon Islands

East Rennell

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Thailand

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Viet Nam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Europe and North America

Belarus / Poland

Bialowieza Forest

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Canada

Wood Buffalo National Park

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Germany / Slovakia / Ukraine

Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany

2017 report (7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

Macedonia, FYR

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Russian Federation

Golden Mountains of Altai

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Lake Baikal

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Western Caucasus 2017 report
(7B.ADD)
2016 decision Protected planet

Spain

Doñana National Park

2017 report (7B)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

United States of America

 

Everglades National Park

2017 report
(7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Latin America and the Caribbean

Belize

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

2017 report
(7A.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Brazil

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Colombia

Los Katíos National Park

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Costa Rica

Area de Conservación Guanacaste

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Costa Rica / Panama

Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Dominica

Morne Trois Pitons National Park

2017 report
(7B.ADD)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Honduras

Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

2017 report (7A)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Jamaica

Blue and John Crow Mountains

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Mexico

 

Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

2017 report
(7B.ADD.2)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

2017 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

Panama

Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

2017 report (7B)

2016 decision

Protected planet

Peru

Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

2017 report
(7B.ADD.2 -
8 June)

previous decision
(2015)

Protected planet

 

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