1.         Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina) (N 145)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (vii)(viii)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/145/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1985-1985)
Total amount approved: USD 5,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/145/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

IUCN in March 1986

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

 Reappropriation of land for a settlement scheme

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/145/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

IUCN visited the site in March.

Development of a village settlement by the Province has indeed begun and has resulted in detrimental impacts in this key area of the park.

There are also further plans for dam construction in the park and great concern by local conservationists over the future of this site has been expressed.


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 10 COM IX.A.14-15

14. As in previous years, IUCN reported on the conservation of natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger. An information document (CC-86/CONF.003/INF.4) prepared by IUCN presented up-to-date information on some 16 natural properties.

15. The Committee was glad to learn of improvements or of a stabilisation in the previously deteriorating situation of certain properties, notably Djoudj National Park (Senegal), Ngorongoro Conservation area (Tanzania) and Garamba National Park (Zaire) (all inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger). Improvements were also noted for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Australia), Pirin National Park (Bulgaria), Manas Tiger Reserve (India), Niokolo Koba National Park (Senegal) and Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). The Committee requested IUCN to keep it informed of the conservation status of Iguazu and Los Glaciares National Parks (Argentina), Mt. Nimba (Guinea/Côte d'Ivoire) and Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia).