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Categories of risk

Drawing on the conservation status system used by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist, the HCA uses a system of four categories of risk to assess the viability of heritage crafts. A heritage craft is considered to be viable if there are sufficient craftspeople to transmit the craft skills to the next generation. The four categories of risk are, in descending order:

There is an additional category for crafts where we have insufficient information to make a classification:

classification.txt · Last modified: 03/02/2017 11:49 by greta