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State of Conservation (SOC)

Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo

Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Date of Inscription: 1980
Nomination records (Year): 1979
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iv)
  • Erosion and siltation/ deposition
  • Housing
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    Deterioration and destruction of the fabric of the property by environmental factors, lack of maintenance, as well as polluted water

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 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”).

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