Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá (790)
Founded in 1519 by the conquistador Pedrarías Dávila, Panamá Viejo is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. It was laid out on a rectilinear grid and marks the transference from Europe of the idea of a planned town. ...
Category: World Heritage Properties
The Republic of Panama
The Republic of PanamaLes fortifications de la côte caraïbe du Panama: Portobelo, San Lorenzo, C, 135. 1980 Parc national du Darien, N, 159. 1981 avec le Costa Rica: Réserves de la Cordillère de Talamanca- La Amistad/Parc national La Amistad, N, 205 N, 552. ...
Category: States Parties
[Activity] World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves
Sites on the World Heritage List are cultural, natural or mixed properties recognized by the World Heritage Committee has being of outstanding universal value. Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems which are internationally recognized within the ...
Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (135)
Magnificent examples of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture, these Panamanian forts on the Caribbean coast form part of the defence system built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade. 135Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San ...
Category: World Heritage Properties
[Partners] Spanish Funds-in-Trust
The heritage-related Cooperation Agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and UNESCO was signed in Paris on 18 April 2002 by Mr Francisco Villar, Spanish Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, and the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura. Spain adopted ...
[News] World Heritage Committee Inscribes 46 New Sites on World Heritage List
The following sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee at its 21st session, meeting in Naples, Italy, 1-6 December, 1997. A total of 46 sites were inscribed: 7 natural sites; 38 cultural sites; and 1 mixed site. The work of the ...
[News] Panamanian fortifications inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger
Environmental factors, lack of maintenance and uncontrollable urban developments have been cited as reasons to inscribe the Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. The site, comprising a group ...
[News] Rapid Response Facility contributes to project near La Amistad Biosphere Reserve (Panama)
The Panamanian non-governmental organization FUNDICCEP (Fundación de Desarrollo Integral, Comunitario y Conservación de los Ecosistemas en Panamá), in coordination with the national authorities, has applied to the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) for ...
[News] Norwegian Fjords and Japan’s Shiretoko peninsula are among the seven natural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
Durban (South Africa), The World Heritage Committee chaired by Themba Wakashe, South Africa’s Deputy Director-General for Heritage and National Archives, today inscribed seven natural sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Committee also made decisions ...
[News] Twenty-six new sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List this year
The World Heritage Committee on Monday morning inscribed Lena Pillars Nature Park of the Russian Federation, the last site to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List during this year’s session. Chad, Congo, Palau and Palestine had World Heritage sites inscribed ...
[News] End of 36th session of the World Heritage Committee marked by concern for World Heritage sites in Mali
The World Heritage Committee Friday closed its 36th session after almost two weeks of work under the chair of Eleonora Mitrofanova, the Ambassador of Russia to UNESCO. The Committee added 26 new sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the session. It ...
[Activity] Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape Project
This 3-year project by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Conservation International, and with financing from the UN Foundation and Global Conservation Fund, calls for the promotion of long-term management and conservation of five marine protected areas within the Eastern ...
[Activity] World Heritage Youth Forum (2001) for Latin America on Sustainable Tourism
Lima, Peru 23 February - 1 March 2001 Objectives The main objective of the Forum was to find ways to protect the areas that are threatened by tourism. The global phenomenon of the increase of tourism forces authorities to plan and think of the potential impact that the ...
The Republic of Costa Rica
The Republic of Costa RicaRéserves de la Cordillère de Talamanca-La Amistad, N, 205-552. 1983/1990, avec le Panama: Parc national de l'île de Cocos, N, 820. 1997 Zone de conservation de Guanacaste, N, 928. 1999 Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica Коста-Рика كوستاريكا 哥斯达黎加
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[Event] "Treasures of Coiba" Photo Exhibition
The Fundacion Albatros Media is presenting an exhibition of 40 large-format photographs and videos called "Treasures of Coiba" from 20 April to 20 May 2006 at the Mall Multiplaza Pacifico in Panama. The goal of the exhibition is to raise awareness of risks to Coiba National ...
[Tentative Lists] City of Granada and its natural environment
The City of Granada is one of the most ancient cities founded by the Spaniards in the New World and the oldest in dry land that remains in its original location. It was founded in 1524 and constituted one of the principal cities of the colonial era and of the XIX century in ...
Category: Tentative Lists
National Mapping Agencies
This list is compiled from R.B. Parry and C.R. Perkins, "World Mapping Today", 2nd edition (Bowker-Saur, 2000). For the most recent updates to many of the addresses on this page, please see the contact information provided by the SALB project of the UN Geographic Information ...
World Heritage Review n°7
Pompeii and Herculaneum The Moghal Gardens Lake Baikal Las Medulas Queretaro And also... Site of Greenwich Interview with Prof. Francesco Francioni Panama's World Heritage News
[News] New properties to be added to World Heritage List
Forty-eight sites will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of outstanding cultural and natural sites during the 28th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which will meet at the Urban Planning Convention Center in Suzhou (China) from June 28 ...
[News] New Sites to be Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Forty-two new sites will be proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee scheduled for July 10-17 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, South Africa. Extensions will be proposed for nine ...