1.         ManĂº National Park (Peru) (N 402bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (ix)(x)

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/402/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1987-1988)
Total amount approved: USD 40,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/402/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Discovery of natural gas next to the park

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/402/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1989

The threat from plans by Shell Oil and Petroperu for oil and gas exploration along the northern boundary of the park has subsided. Undoubtedly this will be raised again in future, but, except for some settlers moving to the area in anticipation of future development, there are no current serious management issues that need to be followed up by the Bureau.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1989

As IUCN reported to the Bureau, the threat from plans by Shell Oil and Petroperu for oil and gas exploration along the northern boundary of the park has subsided.

Undoubtedly this will be raised again in future, but, except for some settlers moving to the area in anticipation of future development, there are no current serious management issues that need to be followed up by the Committee.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 13 BUR IV.B.12

The IUCN representative also gave reports on the conservation status of Rio Platano (Honduras), Manu National Park (Peru), Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia), Sagarmatha (Nepal), Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada).

Decision Adopted: 13 COM VIII.16

Manu National Park (Peru)

The Committee noted that the possibility still existed for future oil and gas exploration which could prejudice the integrity of this site.