1.         HuascarĂ¡n National Park (Peru) (N 333)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1985

Criteria  (vii)(viii)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/333/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1986-1993)
Total amount approved: USD 75,400
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/333/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/333/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The Committee is requested to examine the written and oral report presented by IUCN.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 19 BUR VI.20

The Representative of IUCN informed the Bureau that the first mission had been undertaken to this World Heritage site reviewing the condition of the site, parks staff and resources, tourism and other issues such as possible threats to the site by mining, dam and road projects. The Bureau requested the Centre: (1) to write a letter of support to the Park management; (2) to write a letter from the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee to the Peruvian Authorities to reiterate the nature of the World Heritage area and the importance of the protection of World Heritage values and its integrity.

Decision Adopted: 19 COM VII.A.2.19/21

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.