1.         Serra da Capivara National Park (Brazil) (C 606)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1991

Criteria  (iii)

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/606/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1993-1993)
Total amount approved: USD 43,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/606/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

1994: UNDP/UNESCO Project mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/606/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994

[Oral report by the UNDP/UNESCO Regional Project to the World Heritage Committee]  

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

N/A

Decision Adopted: 18 COM IX

Serra da Capivara (Brazil)

The UNDP/UNESCO Regional Project presented a report on this complex site that contains 380 sites of historical interest and where the greatest threats come from fire and poaching. Tourism, although in the increase, had not had a negative impact on the site yet. A zoning plan was being introduced which defined the degree of access to five different types of area with various levels of access.

The monitoring mission recommended that:

- the zoning plan should be extended so as to cover the whole area of the park and that buffer zones be established to limit the threats form fires;

- barriers be constructed at the more accessible sites to prevent visitors from damaging them and that interpretation panels should also be installed.