State of Conservation (SOC)
Sangay National Park (1989)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:30,000USD
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March 1989: IUCN
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
IUCN carried out a monitoring mission to this site in March and has submitted an advisory report to the Director of National Parks.
With the assistance of an IUCN/WWF project there have been many improvements to management of the park since it was inscribed in 1983. Most of the boundary has been marked, there are more field staff and guard posts and local extension programmes are regularly conducted. There are, however, several worrying issues that need attention. First is the colonization pressure on the western boundary of the park and a proposal to excise a large section of land for settlement. A second problem is the lack of essential operating equipment as well as the lack of a research and public use programme. The 1979 management plan is also urgently in need of updating to address these problems and to include consideration of cooperative activities in the buffer zone. The Fundaciôn Natura, a leading Ecuadorian NGO, is working with the Ministry of Agriculture with funds through a "debt swap" arrangement and has itemized a list of priority needs.
On hearing of these problems, the Bureau requested the Secretariat to contact the Ecuadorian authorities to express its concern over the proposed excision and to encourage them to draw up a request for technical cooperation to support the elaboration of a revised management plan addressing many of the conflicting issues in the Park. The Bureau hoped that the request for technical cooperation could be submitted in time for examination by the Committee in December 1989.
Analysis and Conclusion
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Sangay National Park (Ecuador)
The Committee noted that the Bureau had requested the Secretariat to contact the Ecuadorian authorities over possible excision of land from the park and to propose a request for technical cooperation to support a revised management plan. The Committee decided to ask the Secretariat to continue its efforts in these directions.
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Sangay National Park
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1992 -2005
Threats to the Site:
The Park was inscribed on the List of the World Heritage in Danger because of:
- heavy poaching of wildlife,
- illegal livestock grazing,
- encroachment along the Park's perimeter,
- unplanned road construction.
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).