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State of Conservation (SOC)

Coro and its Port

Coro and its Port
  Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Date of Inscription: 1993
Nomination records (Year): 1992
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)(v)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Flooding
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Other Threats:

    a) Serious deterioration of materials and structure; b) Deterioration of the architectural and urban coherence and integrity of the property

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2005
Threats to the Site:

Heavy rains between November 2004 and February 2005 caused severe damage to a great number of structures. The situation is aggravated by the deteriorated condition of numerous historic structures, as well as the construction of inappropriate walls and fences. In addition, the construction of a new monument, a beach walkway and an entrance gate to the city is planned in Colina (the port of La Vela). These are located along the beach in the buffer zone of the World Heritage site, and in their present form could have a considerable impact on the values of the site and disrupt the relation of the port city with the water.

* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.