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UNESCO WHC Meeting 2: Reflection on the trends of the state of conservation
  PublishDate:2011-06-25  Hits:1680
At its 33rd session, the World Heritage Committee requested the World Heritage Center to prepare a summary of the perceived trends, changes and threats to World Heritage properties over five years. Every year, a commented list of new and emerging trends related to the conservation of the World Heritage properties, such as Mining and mineral exploration, oil exploration and exploitation; Dams and other energy related megaprojects; as well as Natural disasters is presented in the document of the World Heritage Committee.

Monitoring of threats: the World Heritage Center is planning to establish a comprehensive “state of conservation information system” to provide the required analytical studies and assist in site-management. Remote sensing techniques for monitoring: at its 33rd session, the World Heritage Committee requested that the Advisory Bodies work with the World Heritage Center , the UNESCO Science Sector to examine the feasibility the using remote sensing to help assess the potential contribution of this techniques to the monitoring of certain threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of properties.

Preparation of Desired state of conservation for the removal of properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger: a reflection has started among the World Heritage Center and the Advisory Bodies to document methods and modalities for the drafting and adoption of statements for the properties inscribed on the list of World Heritage in danger. The statement aims at defining the thresholds for removing the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger once the "Desired state of conservation for the removal of properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger" has been reached.

 

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