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State of Conservation (SOC)

Sangay National Park

Sangay National Park
Date of Inscription: 1983
Nomination records (Year): 1982
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Danger List: Yes
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Illegal activities
  • Land conversion
  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Management systems/ management plan
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.