Sometimes, several years after a World Heritage Site has been inscribed, the local management team considers that the boundaries of the site or the buffer zone, with which it was listed could have been either selected and identified more appropriately, or have changed over time.
Boundaries of World Heritage properties and their buffer zones can be changed according to defined procedures and different levels of complexity. think heritage! offers you advice for such changes to your World Heritage property and outlines to your team the procedure necessary to receive the official World Heritage Committee approval. Our team is also prepared to compile the documentation required to apply for these modifications. Boundary changes are divided into minor and major boundary changes, depending on the proportional size of change requested. In case of major boundary changes, the documentation required can be comparable to a nomination dossier.