State of Conservation (SOC)
Sangay National Park (1991)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 30,000USD
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March 1989: IUCN
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Proposed reduction of the boundaries; Colonization pressure
Current conservation issues
In August 1991, IUCN informed the Secretariat of a proposal for a road construction project in this site and requested the Secretariat to obtain information on the proposal from the Ecuadorean authorities. The Secretariat transmitted the information provided by IUCN to the Ecuadorean authorities by letter of 21 August 1991. In a reply dated 17 October 1991 the Ecuadorean authorities informed the Secretariat that:
a) there is a proposal to construct a road, 8 km of which would traverse the extreme south of the Park;
b) no environmental impact study of this road construction project has so far been undertaken, and
c) the Sub-Secretariat on Forestry, Natural Resources and the Management of Natural Heritage and Protected Areas of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has requested the Ministry of Public Works to halt all construction activities until such time as the necessary impact studies have been completed. The letter from the Ecuadorean authorities has been transmitted to IUCN.
Link to the decision
Sangay National Park (Ecuador)
The Committee was satisfied to note that the Secretariat, based upon the information provided by IUCN, had sought clarification on the construction of an eight-kilometre highway through this Park. The Committee was pleased to note that the Sub-Secretariat of Forestry and Natural Resources in Ecuador had been able to halt the construction of this road until environmental impact studies are completed. The Committee complimented the Ecuadorean authorities for taking timely action and requested the Secretariat to remind them of the. possibilities for obtaining technical assistance for the Park from the World Heritage Fund.
No draft Decision
Sangay National Park
- Ground transport infrastructure
- Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
- Management systems/ management plan
- Other Threats:
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SOC ID: 1656
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1992 -2005
Threats to the Site:
The Park was inscribed on the List of the World Heritage in Danger because of:
- heavy poaching of wildlife,
- illegal livestock grazing,
- encroachment along the Park's perimeter,
- unplanned road construction.
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”).