世界遺產保育官員 Mariam Kenza Ali 說，「我們完全支持宏都拉斯的積極行動，要求將雷奧普拉塔諾列入瀕危名單，引起國際增加對保護這個自然資產的支持，當地有超過2000位原住民是直接仰賴自然資源以維持他們的傳統生活方式。」
IUCN的世界遺產資深顧問 Peter Shadie 表示，「將蘇門達臘雨林列入瀕危名單中，顯示出國際對這片土地的關注與支持。」
儘管IUCN建議將俄羅斯第一個世界自然遺產科米原始林(Virgin Komi Forests)列入瀕危名單，但卻未獲採納。
儘管面對缺乏足夠的管理、未來道路的興建計畫、遊客人數的增加以及缺乏對自然災害的預防措施等威脅。世界知名的印加文明代表馬丘比丘(Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu)，也未被列入瀕危名單內。
從積極的方面來看，印度曼納斯野生動物保護區(Manas Wildlife Sanctuary)在保育方面的改進使其在22日由瀕危名單中除名。
The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras and the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra in Indonesia today were added to the United Nations' List of World Heritage in Danger.
At its annual session in Paris, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added these areas to the Danger List following the advice of International Union for Conservation of Nature, the independent advisory body on nature to UNESCO.
One of Central America's few remaining tropical rainforests and the largest protected area in Honduras, the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, was inscribed on the Danger List at the request of the government of Honduras.
Lack of law enforcement has led to illegal settlement by squatters, illegal commercial fishing, illegal logging, poaching and a proposed dam construction on the Patuca River, all of which threaten the reserve's forests, mangroves, coastal lagoons and savannahs.
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, home to an indigenous population that has preserved its traditional way of life in the rainforest, was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1982. It was first inscribed on the Danger List between 1996 and 2007.
Now, the site needs more protection "notably due to the deterioration of law and to the presence of drug traffickers" the World Heritage Committee said, explaining today's Danger Listing.
Mariam Kenza Ali, IUCN World Heritage Conservation Officer, said, "We fully support Honduras' positive move to request Rio Platano to be included in the List of World Heritage in Danger and signal the need for increased international support to protect the natural wealth of this site, where over 2,000 indigenous people continue their traditional way of living, directly dependant on natural resources."
The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2004 for its wealth of biodiversity, was today placed on the Danger List to help overcome threats posed by poaching, illegal logging, agricultural encroachment, and plans to build roads through the site.
IUCN has consistently recommended the site to be included on the Danger list since 2004. Four joint UNESCO-IUCN monitoring missions in the last five years have led to the conclusion that the site needs an emergency restoration plan.
"Including the exceptional Sumatran rainforests on the Danger list today signals a message of international concern to support this site," said Peter Shadie, IUCN's senior adviser on World Heritage.
"The Committee has taken this important decision after several years of debate, and we now need to ensure that it leads to real action on the ground to tackle long standing threats," said Shadie.
The Virgin Komi Forests, Russia's first natural site added to the World Heritage List, was not added to the Danger List, despite IUCN's recommendation.
The approval of a gold mine inside the site and national level boundary changes, which led to the loss of legal protection for these areas, are both clear criteria for a site to be declared "in danger," according to IUCN.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the world's most renowned icon of the Inca civilization, was also not added to the Danger List, despite threats such as lack of adequate governance, future construction of a road, impacts of the growth of numbers of visitors and lack of preventive measures against natural disasters.
On the positive side, improvements in the conservation status of India's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary allowed for its withdrawal today from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas, the Manas sanctuary is inhabited by many endangered species, such as tigers, pygmy hogs, Indian rhinos and Indian elephants.
India has applied nearly every year since 1992 for removal of the sanctuary from the Danger List, but the World Heritage Committee decided that dangers still existed.
In 1998, the committee wrote, "While security conditions in and around Manas have improved, the threat of insurgency still prevails in the State of Assam and militants often traversed the Sanctuary.
Nevertheless, the Committee was informed that the Indian authorities were of the view that conditions for site protection and the relationship with local villagers were gradually improving."
Ten years later, the committee urged India to conduct a baseline survey on recovery of wildlife populations and set up a full monitoring system which will allow monitoring and documenting the recovery of the flagship species.
Finally, India was urged to continue with efforts for reintroduction of the one-horned rhino and assess the feasibility of a restoration program for swamp deer.
In the coming days, the World Heritage Committee will examine the state of conservation of 169 World Heritage properties, including 34 on the List of World Heritage in Danger.