The List of World Heritage in Danger is compiled by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through the World Heritage Committee according to Article 11.4 of the World Heritage Convention which was established in 1972 to designate and manage World Heritage Sites. Entries in the list are threatened World Heritage Sites for the conservation of which major operations are required and for which “assistance has been requested”. The list is intended to increase international awareness of the threats and to encourage counteractive measures.
Threats to a site can be either proven imminent threats or potential dangers that could have adverse effects on a site.
Previous delisted India sites:
- Group of Monuments at Hampi
- Manas Wildlife Sanctuary