1.         Gal├ípagos Islands (Ecuador) (N 1bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1978

Criteria  (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1979-1986)
Total amount approved: USD 111,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports


Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

Senior Ecuadorian parks officials visited IUCN Headquarters in March to discuss possible inclusion of a marine reserve surrounding the islands in the Park.

This was strongly encouraged and a workshop on the topic is to be held later this year.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 10 COM IX.A.16

16. As concerns the Galapagos Archipelago (Ecuador) the Committee noted with satisfaction the recent addition of the surrounding marine area to the national park and requested the Secre­tariat to contact the Equatorian authorities encouraging the possible inclusion of this area in the site inscribed on the World Heritage List.