State of Conservation (SOC)
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (1997)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:276,350USD
|1997|| Technical assistance for Talamanca-La Amistad (NOT IMPLEMENTED)
Reapproval: 08 Apr, 1998 (n°925 - 19,900 USD)
|1993||Technical assistance for La Amistad World Heritage site||0 USD|
|1992||Repair of damage to housing of staff at Talamanca -La Amistad, ...||10,000 USD|
|1990||La Amistad: construction of 3 guard posts, purchase of field ...||50,000 USD|
|1990||Various conservation and training activities for La Amistad||50,000 USD|
|1988||Equipment and financial contribution for strengthening the ...||30,000 USD|
|1985||Improvement of infrastructure, implementation of the management ...||40,000 USD|
|1985||Strengthening the protection and management of Talamanca-La ...||32,150 USD|
|1983||Training programme, improvement of infrastructures and equipment ...||30,000 USD|
|1982||In situ training of wardens of La Amistad Reserve||14,300 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Possible oil exploitation (issue resolved);
- Road construction proposal (issue resolved);
- Need to review the boundaries.
Current conservation issues
The Bureau may recall that the Committee, in 1990 (Banff, Canada) encouraged the Costa Rican authorities to better define the boundaries of the World Heritage site of Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves. The Costa Rican authorities, facilitated by IUCN's Office in San Jose, have defined a 363,045 ha area for the World Heritage site within Costa Rica. A map of the area has been transmitted to the Centre via IUCN. The total area of 363,045 ha comprises five contiguous, and two nearby protected areas. Together with the 207,000 ha of the La Amistad National Park of Panama, this trans-border World Heritage site now covers 570,045 ha. IUCN has noted that the increase in the Costa Rican, Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves is small, i.e. from 358,420 ha to 363,045 ha or about 1.3%, and suggested that the Committee approve this extension without requiring Costa Rica to submit a new nomination.
Link to the decision
VII.41 The Committee noted the decisions of the twenty-first extraordinary session of the Bureau as reflected in the Report of the Bureau session (Working Document WHC-97/CONF.208/4B Section III.A.c), on the following natural properties:
Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland)
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica/Panama)
Shirakami Sanchi and Yakushima Island (Japan)
Whale Sanctuary of El Viscaino (Mexico)
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)
Lake Baikal (Russian Federation)
Virgin Komi Forests (Russian Federation)
Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)
Durmitor National Park (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)).
The Bureau may wish to transmit the above report to the Committee for examination and recommend the following for adoption:
"The Committee approves the modified boundaries of the Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves of Costa Rica (363,045 ha) and the trans-border World Heritage site (570,045 ha) and commends the Costa Rican authorities for consolidating their portion of the World Heritage site."
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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”).