State of Conservation (SOC)
Huascarán National Park (1995)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:75,400USD
|1993||Training and awareness-raising activities for Huascaran National ...||20,000 USD|
|1989||Elaboration of a Master Plan for the Management of Huascaran ...||20,000 USD|
|1986||Support for associated training activities for park wardens of ...||5,300 USD|
|1986||Financial support for the implementation of the management plan ...||30,100 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Possible Bill in Congress to reduce the level of legal protection (issue resolved)
- Inappropriate tourism development proposals (issue resolved)
- Overgrazing by domestic sheep (issue resolved)
- Excessive burning (issue resolved)
- Poaching by the military (issue resolved)
- New road proposal
Current conservation issues
The Committee is requested to examine the written and oral report presented by IUCN.
Link to the decision
VII. 19 Huascaran National Park (Peru)
The Committee recalled that the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1985 and that a report on the site was presented to the nineteenth session of the Bureau. In addition, the IUCN Representative informed the Committee about (a) the need for an inventory of cultural heritage within the Park to be undertaken, and (b) road proposals which might become a serious threat to the integrity of the World Heritage site.
The Committee thanked the Peruvian authorities for the arrangements made to facilitate the IUCN mission to the Huascaran National Park World Heritage site.
The Committee commended the commitment of the Chief of Huascaran National Park and the Director-General of Protected Natural Areas and wildlife for their stewardship of the site.
The Committee, however, expressed concern at the low level of financial support for the site's management and urged the authorities to allocate additional resources in recognition of the importance of the Park as a World Heritage site and its value for education and tourism.
The Committee recommended that an archaeological/historical heritage inventory be compiled to facilitate conservation of the cultural elements of the site.
The Committee noted with concern reports that there are proposals to develop roads within the site and invited the Peruvian authorities to provide clarification on this issue.
The Committee recommends that:
The Peruvian authorities be thanked for the arrangements made to facilitate the IUCN mission to the Huascaran National Park World Heritage site; the commitment of the Jefe of Huascaran National Park and the Director-General of Protected Natural Areas and Wildlife to the stewardship of the site be commended but that concern be expressed at the low level of financial support for the site's management and that the authorities be urged to provide greater resources in recognition of the importance of the Park as a World Heritage site and its value for education and tourism; the authorities seek financial support for the Andean Institute of Archaeological Studies to conduct an archeaological/historical heritage inventory to facilitate conservation of the cultural elements of the site; concern be expressed to the authorities at reports of roading proposals in the site, preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment be urged, in the event that roading is proposed, and that the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee be informed at its twentieth session of the recommendations of such an assessment and of the action proposed by the authorities to maintain the integrity of the site as it would be affected by any new road construction.
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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”).