State of Conservation (SOC)
City of Potosí (1996)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:27,500USD
|1994||Restoration of mural paintings in the Church of La Merced, Potosi||15,000 USD|
|1992||Conservation of the Kari-Kari Lagoons||0 USD|
|1991||Mission to advise on the measures to be taken for the restoration ...||5,000 USD|
|1988||Advise the authorities on the elaboration of a technical ...||7,500 USD|
May 1995: UNESCO expert mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Need for the sanitation of the La Ribera river
- Lack of human resources
- Need for an assitance for the conservation of the mural paintings
Current conservation issues
The Bureau at its twentieth session in June 1996, requested the Bolivian Secretary for Culture to keep the Committee informed on the progress made in the preparation of an ordinance for the use of the Cerro Rico mountain which forms an integral part of the World Heritage site.
The Secretariat received, through the UNESCO Representative in Bolivia, the terms of reference for the future exploitation of the Cerro Rico that were prepared by the Bolivian Mining Corporation. One of the stated objectives for future actions is to 'conserve the form and topography as well as the natural environment of the Cerro Rico’.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text and transmit it to the Committee for noting:
The Bureau notes with satisfaction that the Bolivian Mining Corporation has included the preservation of the form, the topography and the natural environment of the Cerro Rico as one of the objectives for future exploitation of the Cerro Rico mountain. The Bureau commends the Bolivian authorities for this action and requests them to keep the Committee informed on further developments in this respect.
Link to the decision
VII.60 City of Potosi (Bolivia)
The Bureau at its twentieth extraordinary session noted with satisfaction that, in response to a request from the Committee at its nineteenth session and the Bureau at its twentieth session, the Bolivian Mining Corporation had included the preservation of the form, the topography and the natural environment of the Cerro Rico as one of the objectives for future exploitation of the Cerro Rico mountain. The Bureau commended the Bolivian authorities for this action and requested them to keep the Committee informed on further developments in this respect.
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
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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”).