List of World Heritage In Danger

The List of World Heritage in Danger is designed to inform the international community of conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List, and to encourage corrective action...

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List of World Heritage in Danger 2003-Present ,,,,S.No.,Name,Country ,Year of Inscription,Reason1,Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley ,Afghanistan,2003,"Destruction during the rule of Taliban due to their teachings that the statues are abominations to Islam"2,Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam,,2002,"Lack of legal protection, lack of protection measure or management plan, poor condition of the site"3,Historic Centre of Vienna,Austria,2017,New high-rise projects4,City of Potos,Bolivia,2014,"Continued mining has left the mountain porous and unstable, causing portions of the summit to collapse, also the target of future mining by the Bolivian Mining Corp. Recommendations to preserve the site have not been followed through."5,Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park,Central African Republic,1997,"Illegal grazing and poaching, deteriorating security situation"6,Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve,Cte d'Ivoire,1992,"Iron ore mining concession on part of the World Heritage Site and influx of large number of refugees on the Guinean part of the site"7,Garamba National Park,"Democratic Republic of the Congo",1996,"Reduction of Northern White Rhinoceros population (1984); poaching of two white rhinos, killing of three rangers and no plan for corrective measures by the authorities (1996)"8,Kahuzi-Biega National Park,,1997,"Deforestation, hunting as well as war and civil strife"9,Okapi Wildlife Reserve,,1997,"Looting of park facilities and killing of elephants as a result of an armed conflict in the area"10,Salonga National Park,,1999,Breakdown of civil order11,Virunga National Park,,1994,"Deforestation and poaching as a result of the influx of refugees due to the Rwandan Civil War"12,Abu Mena,Egypt,2001,"Cave-ins in the area caused by the clay at the surface, which becomes semi-liquid when met with ""excess water"""13,Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve,Guinea,1992,"Iron ore mining concession on part of the World Heritage Site and influx of large number of refugees on the Guinean part of the site"14,Ro Pltano Biosphere Reserve,Honduras,2011,"Logging, fishing and land occupation; poaching and the reduced capacity of the state to manage the site; largely due to the deterioration of law and to the presence of drug traffickers"15,Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra,Indonesia,2011,"Poaching, illegal logging, agricultural encroachment, and plans to build roads through the site"16,Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat),Iraq,2003,"A planned reservoir that would have partially flooded the site was suspended in the wake of the Iraq War by the new administration; lack of adequate protection."17,Hatra,,2015,Damage inflicted to the property by armed groups18,Samarra Archaeological City,,2007,"Security situation following the Iraq War and lack of state control for protection or management of the site"19,Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls,"Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)",1982,"Uncontrolled urban development, general deterioration of the state of conservation due to tourism and lack of maintenance."20,Lake Turkana National Parks,Kenya,2018,"Impact of Ethiopia's Gilgel Gibe III Dam on the lake's flow and ecosystem"21,Historic Town of Zabid,Yemen,2000,"Deteriorating state of historic buildings, inscribed on request of the State Party"22,Old City of Sana'a,,2015,Yemeni Civil War23,Old Walled City of Shibam,,2015,"Potential threat from the armed conflict, compounding safeguarding and management problems already observed at the site"24,Coro and its Port,Venezuela,2005,"Damage to a great number of structures due to heavy rain between November 2004 and February 2005 as well as the construction of a new monument, a beach walkway and an entrance gate to the city in the buffer zone which could have considerable impact on the value of the site"25,Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz,Uzbekistan,2016,"Destruction of buildings in its medieval neighbourhoods and continuing urban development."26,Everglades National Park,United States of America,2010,"Damage due to Hurricane Andrew and deterioration of water flow and quality due to agricultural and urban development (1993); continued degradation of the site resulting in a loss of marine habitat and decline in marine species (2010)"27,Selous Game Reserve,United Republic of Tanzania,2014,"Due to the proposed redevelopment of historic docklands known as Liverpool Waters"28,Liverpool  Maritime Mercantile City,"United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland",2012,"Destruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building of the site, by fire in March 2010"29,Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi,Uganda,2010,"Destruction of the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building of the site, by fire in March 2010"30,Ancient City of Aleppo,Syrian Arab Republic,2013,"Syrian Civil War, currently held by the government. Bombings continue threatening the site."31,Ancient City of Bosra,,2013,"Syrian Civil War, held by the government."32,Ancient City of Damascus,,2013,"Syrian Civil War, rebel gunfire and mortar shelling, mainly from adjacent Jobar suburb endangers foundations."33,Ancient Villages of Northern Syria,,2013,"Syrian Civil War, some held by rebels. Reports of looting and demolitions by Islamist groups."34,Crac des Chevaliers and Qalat Salah El-Din,,2013,"Syrian Civil War, once held by Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist groups, reclaimed by Syrian Arab Army and Hezbollah fighters. Reports of damages and looting caused by Islamist groups was released by the government."35,Site of Palmyra,,2013,"Syrian Civil War, captured by the notoriously iconoclastic Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS)."36,East Rennell,Solomon Islands,2013,"Damage to the site due to logging and its effect on the local ecoystem"37,Medieval Monuments in Kosovo,Serbia,2006,"Lack of legal protection and management; political instability and security        "38,Niokolo-Koba National Park,Senegal,2007,"Degradation of property, low mammal population, management problems and impact of a proposed dam on the Gambia River"39,Chan Chan Archaeological Zone,Peru,1986,Natural erosion40,"Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (",Panama,2012,"Environmental factors, lack of maintenance and urban development"41,Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town,Palestine,2017,42,"Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines  Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir",,2014,"The Israeli West Bank barrier ""may isolate farmers from fields they have cultivated for centuries""."43,Air and Tnr Natural Reserves,Niger,1992,"Military conflict and civil disturbance in the region as well as a reduction of wildlife population and degradation of the vegetation cover"44,Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia,Micronesia,2016,"Continuing siltation of waterways contributing to overgrowth and undermining existing structures."45,Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California,Mexico,2019,"Imminent extinction of the vaquita, an endemic porpoise in the gulf"46,Old Towns of Djenn,Mali,2016,"Regional insecurity, deteriorating state of the historic town, urbanization and erosion."47,Timbuktu,,2012,"Threat of destruction by the Islamist groups like Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb, Ansar Dine and Boko Haram. Some monuments are now pillaged and destroyed"48,Tomb of Askia,,2012,"Damaged by Islamist groups like Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb and Ansar Dine. Reported destroyed by Ansar Dine when they captured Timbuktu."49,Rainforests of the Atsinanana,Madagascar,2010,Illegal logging and hunting of endangered lemurs50,Archaeological Site of Cyrene,Libya,2016,"Libyan Civil War, presence of armed groups, already incurred and potential further damage."51,Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna,,2016,"Libyan Civil War, presence of armed groups, already incurred and potential further damage."52,Archaeological Site of Sabratha,,2016,"Libyan Civil War, presence of armed groups, already incurred and potential further damage."53,Old Town of Ghadams,,2016,"Libyan Civil War, presence of armed groups, already incurred and potential further damage."54,Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus,,2016,"Libyan Civil War, presence of armed groups, already incurred and potential further damage.",,,,,"For more information, kindly visit :",,,