1.         Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Peru) (C/N 274)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1983

Criteria  (i)(iii)(vii)(ix)

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/274/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1986-1986)
Total amount approved: USD 34,500
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/274/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/274/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1987

A field review of the site was conducted by IUCN in cooperation with the Director of National Parks. Very serious impacts on the natural resources of this park were identified.These included dam construction, power line development, wild fires, agricultural encroachment and urbanization of valley bottom habitat.

Priority need is for a management plan which should be a cooperative effort of those responsible for both the natural and cultural heri­tage. World Heritage Funds for a park office and for training have been approved and the project has now commenced. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies

The Government of Peru should be informed of concern of the Committee regarding management of this site and encouraged to submit a follow-up request for assistance from the World Heritage Fund if further support is required.

Decision Adopted: 11 COM VIII.18

18. The Committee requested its Chairman to write to the authorities concerned for the following natural sites mentioned in the IUCN document in order that progress reports could be submitted to the Committee at its next session: Western Tasmania National Parks (Australia); Mt.Nimba (Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea); Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary (Peru); Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal); Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania).