State of Conservation (SOC)
Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (2000)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:76,800USD
|1993||Financial contribution for the services of 2 architects/engineers ...||14,000 USD|
|1992||Financial contribution for the monitoring of 5 cultural sites: ...||3,300 USD|
|1986||Assist the authorities in preparing a request of assistance for ...||6,500 USD|
|1980||Equipment and expert mission for the fortifications on the ...||53,000 USD|
1993: expert mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Increased population and deficient infrastructure
- More attention to be paid to stone conservation
Current conservation issues
ICOMOS transmitted information on the present state of conservation of the two sites to the World Heritage Centre that is cause of grave concern. Both sites seem to be in a state of absolute abandonment with no management in place whatsoever. This has led to unimpeded deterioration of the architectural substance. The Secretariat has requested the authorities of Panama to submit a report on this matter.
Analysis and Conclusion
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VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil)
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (China)
The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China)
VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt)
VIII.37 Roman Monuments, Cathedral St Peter and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier (Germany)
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany)
Classical Weimar (Germany)
Hortabagy National Park (Hungary)
VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India) Sun Temple of Konarak (India) Petra (Jordan) Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic) Byblos (Lebanon) Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco) VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal) Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo - San Lorenzo (Panama) Archaeological Site of Chavin (Peru) VIII.40 Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines)
VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India)
Sun Temple of Konarak (India)
Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic)
Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco)
VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal)
Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo - San Lorenzo (Panama)
Archaeological Site of Chavin (Peru)
VIII.40 Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines)
VIII.41 Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Philippines)
VIII.42 Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal)
VIII.43 Istanbul (Turkey)
Complex of Hué Monuments (Vietnam)
The Bureau may wish to examine information that might be provided at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.
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More attention to be paid to stone conservation
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2012
Threats to the Site:
Efforts continue to be inadequate to address the poor and fragile state of conservation of the property.
Despite the budget increase, the implementation of measures to address the conservation of the built fabric, urban expansion, encroachment and reforestation have remained in the planning stages for over ten years.
The Emergency Plan has only been partially developed and no precise indication on the expected timeframe for implementation has been provided.
There are still critical needs in terms of staffing and resources, as well as capacities to systematically implement conservation, management and protection actions for the property.
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”).