The IUCN World Heritage Outlook provides the first global assessment of natural World Heritage through Conservation Outlook Assessments. These assessments are a projection of the potential for a natural World Heritage site to conserve its values over time, based on a desk-based assessment of:
- The current state and trend of values
- The threats affecting those values
- The effectiveness of protection and management
Conservation Outlook Assessments also compile additional information on conservation issues, benefits and possible projects related to a site.
Backed by WCPA expertise, IUCN has developed this knowledge tool to fill the current knowledge gap on UNESCO natural World Heritage Sites and track their state of conservation.