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State of Conservation (SOC)

Iguaçu National Park

Iguaçu National Park
Date of Inscription: 1986
Nomination records (Year): 1984
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Input of excess energy
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1999 -2001
Threats to the Site:

The Committee noted that an IUCN/UNESCO mission was carried out to this site in March 1999 and dealt with four issues relevant to the integrity of this World
Heritage site:

  • The Colon road,
  • Helicopter flights,
  • Dams on the Iguaçu River,
  • Management planning.

The Committee recognized the efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission. However, in the absence of satisfactory progress with regard to the permanent closure of the road and the implementation of the recovery plan, the Committee decided to include Iguacu National Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

* : 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.