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Rock Art of Alta

Norway
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2004**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

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.

 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
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 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. 

Report year: 2004
Norway
Date of Inscription: 1985
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 28COM (2004)
Exports

* : 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.


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