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State of conservation reports 2019

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 2019 are listed below, with quick links to the reports containing IUCN's recommendations as well as to the latest Committee decisions.

All site reports are available in the downloadable documents issued by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, including items "7A" and "7B" estimated to be released on 20 May and items "7A.ADD" and "7B.ADD" on 7 June.

Full documents for download

Decisions adopted during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee
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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 2019

(alphabetically by region, country and site)

Africa

Cameroon

Dja Faunal Reserve

2019 report
(7B.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Cameroon / Central African Republic / Congo

Sangha Trinational

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Central African Republic

Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Côte d'Ivoire

Comoé National Park

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Taï National Park

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Côte d'Ivoire / Guinea

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Garamba National Park

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Kahuzi-Biega National Park

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Salonga National Park

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Virunga National Park

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Kenya

Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Lake Turkana National Parks 2019 report (7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Lesotho / South Africa

Maloti-Drakensberg Park

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Madagascar

Rainforests of the Atsinanana

2019 report
(7A)
2018 decision

Protected planet

Niger

Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves

2019 report
(7A)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Senegal

Niokolo-Koba National Park

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

2019 report (7B.ADD.2)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Selous Game Reserve 2019 report (7A.ADD.2)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Zambia/Zimbabwe

Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Arab States

Iraq

The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities

2019 report
(7B.ADD.2)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Yemen

Socotra Archipelago

2019 report
(7B.ADD.2)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Asia and the Pacific

Australia

Greater Blue Mountains Area

2019 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision (2004)

Protected planet

Bangladesh

The Sundarbans

2019 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

China

South China Karst

2019 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

2019 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2015)

Protected planet

India

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2016)

Protected planet

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Indonesia

Lorentz National Park

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

2019 report
(7A)
2018 decision

Protected planet

Japan

Shiretoko

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Nepal

Chitwan National Park

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Solomon Islands

East Rennell

2019 report
(7A.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Viet Nam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Europe and North America

Albania / Austria / Belgium / Bulgaria / Croatia / Germany / Italy / Romania / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Ukraine

Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

2019 report
(7B)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Belarus / Poland

Białowieża Forest

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Canada

Wood Buffalo National Park

2019 report
(7B.ADD)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Montenegro

Durmitor National Park

2019 report (7B.ADD)

previous decision (2008)

Protected planet

North Macedonia

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Russian Federation

Golden Mountains of Altai

2019 report (7B)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve

2019 report (7B)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Western Caucasus 2019 report
(7B)
2018 decision Protected planet

Spain

Doñana National Park

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

United States of America Everglades National Park 2019 report
(7A.ADD)
2018 decision Protected planet

Latin America and the Caribbean

Belize

Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

2019 report
(7B)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Brazil

Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Colombia

Los Katíos National Park

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Costa Rica

Area de Conservación Guanacaste

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Costa Rica / Panama

Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Honduras

Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

2019 report (7A)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Mexico

 

Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

2019 report (7B.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

2019 report (7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

Panama

Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

2019 report (7B.ADD)

2018 decision

Protected planet

Peru

Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

2019 report
(7B)

previous decision (2017)

Protected planet

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