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Galápagos Islands

Ecuador
Factors affecting the property in 1985*
  • Other Threats:

    Fire

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1985
Requests approved: 6 (from 1979-1985)
Total amount approved : 91,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1985**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1985

[Oral report]

A man-caused fire on Isabela Island in March 1985 had resulted in an international appeal to aid the efforts of the Ecuadorian Government and Park authorities to extinguish the blaze, which had burnt over 30,000 ha.

A contribution of US$10,500 from the World Heritage Fund under emergency assistance had been provided, in addition to contributions from WWF-Germany and the United Kingdom and contributions in kind from the Province of Quebec (Canada) and the United States.

There had been no serious losses of animal species and it was reported that the fire could even have had some positive effects on habitat.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1985
9 COM XIII.C
SOC: Galapagos National Park (Ecuador)

Galapagos National Park, Ecuador: A man-caused fire on Isabela Island in March 1985 had resulted in an international appeal to aid the efforts of the Ecuadorian Government and Park authorities to extinguish the blaze, which had burnt over 30,000 ha. A contribution of US$10,500 from the World Heritage Fund under emergency assistance had been provided, in addition to contributions from WWF-Germany and the United Kingdom and contributions in kind from the Province of Quebec (Canada) and the United States. There had been no serious losses of animal species and it was reported that the fire could even have had some positive effects on habitat.

No draft decision proposed

Report year: 1985
Ecuador
Date of Inscription: 1978
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 2007-2010
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 09COM (1985)
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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