State of Conservation (SOC)
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (1997)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:161,625USD
|1992||Financial contribution for a training workshop on architectural ...||19,325 USD|
|1992||Organization of a training course for technicians, administrators ...||19,500 USD|
|1991||Preparation of a Master Plan for Machu Picchu||40,000 USD|
|1991||Additional costs for technical consultancy for the preparation of ...||6,000 USD|
|1991||Contribution to a monitoring exercise of the following sites: ...||3,300 USD|
|1991||Additional cost for technical consultancy for the preparation of ...||4,000 USD|
|1989||Preparation of a technical cooperation project for a Master Plan ...||15,000 USD|
|1988||Contribution to purchase of fire-fighting equipment and repairing ...||20,000 USD|
|1986||Support for associated training activities related to Machu Picchu||8,000 USD|
|1986||Financial support for the implementation of the management plan ...||26,500 USD|
1997: joint ICOMOS/IUCN mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Dam construction;
- Power line development;
- Wild fires;
- Urbanization of the valley
- Helicopters flights
Current conservation issues
ICOMOS and IUCN will report during the session on the results of their joint mission to Machu Picchu which was requested by the Bureau at its twenty-first session.
On 6 September 1997, a series of fires broke out within the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and close to the Inca ruins and the village of Aguas Calientes. The fire was extinguished by heavy rain on 10 and 11 September. A detailed report on the damage to the archaeological site was received from the National Institute for Culture of Peru on 29 September. All information was transmitted to ICOMOS and IUCN for examination in the context of the mission.
The Bureau is requested to examine the ICOMOS/IUCN report and take the appropriate action thereupon.
Link to the decision
VII.42 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Peru)
The Committee, having examined the report of IUCN and ICOMOS, expressed its concern about the deficient management arrangements for the Sanctuary and urged the Peruvian authorities to establish an adequate management structure for the site. It furthermore recommended them to prepare a comprehensive master plan as an overall guiding instrument for conservation, planning, infrastructural interventions, tourism development, etc.
The Committee requested the Peruvian authorities to examine the report with great attention and to transmit its views, and follow-up actions foreseen in response to the conclusions and recommendations contained therein, to the Secretariat by 15 April 1998 at the latest, for examination by the Bureau at its twenty-second session.
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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”).