State of Conservation (SOC)
Rock Art of Alta (2004)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 0USD
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
In June 2003, the Centre was informed about vandalism at some of the rock engravings at Amtmannsnes caused by motorbikes with spiked tires and four-wheel drive cars, scarring the ancient carvings. ICOMOS Norway commented at the time that that this area had long been a cause for concern since it is located close to a recreation area where paths are frequently used for motor cross training.
At the time of the preparation of this document no report from the State Party had been received.
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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Noting with concern the information provided on the vandalism caused to some of the rock carvings at Alta, 2. Requests the State Party to review the level of protection of the property and to take the appropriate measures to prevent further damages to the carvings; 3. Acknowledges the State Party's report of 10 June 2004 and takes note of the measures taken to protect the property from further damage and progress made to enhance legal protection of the property.
Draft Decision:28 COM 15B.92
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Noting with concern the information provided on the vandalism caused to some of the rock carvings at Alta,
2. Requests the State Party to review the level of protection of the site and to take the appropriate measures to prevent further damages to the carvings;
3. Further requests the State Party to provide a report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2005 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine its state of conservation at its 29th session in 2005.
Rock Art of Alta
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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”).