State of Conservation (SOC)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:20,000USD
|1991||Contribution to a workshop to discuss the management plan of ...||20,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Management issues (issue resolved)
Current conservation issues
IUCN has received preliminary worrying reports on the state of conservation of Hierapolis-Pamukkale World Heritage site. The reports note that the limestone cliffs are becoming discoloured. Furthermore, despite the authorities prohibiting visitors from entering the travertines, and the placement of signs explaining the fragility of the site, many visitors continue to enter the travertines. Collection of limestone souvenirs is also occurring. Few guards patrol the site, and there is little enforcement.
The Bureau may wish to adopt the following decision:
“The Bureau requests the Turkish authorities to prepare a report on the situation of the limestone cliffs at site, as well as the overall management by 1 February 2002 for examination by the twenty-sixth session of the Bureau in April 2002.”
View inscribed site documents, nomination file, reports, decisions, ...
Discolouring of the limestone cliffs
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”).