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Manú National Park

Peru
Factors affecting the property in 1989*
  • Oil and gas
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Discovery of natural gas next to the park

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1989
Requests approved: 2 (from 1987-1988)
Total amount approved : 40,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1989**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1989

The threat from plans by Shell Oil and Petroperu for oil and gas exploration along the northern boundary of the park has subsided. Undoubtedly this will be raised again in future, but, except for some settlers moving to the area in anticipation of future development, there are no current serious management issues that need to be followed up by the Bureau.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1989

As IUCN reported to the Bureau, the threat from plans by Shell Oil and Petroperu for oil and gas exploration along the northern boundary of the park has subsided.

Undoubtedly this will be raised again in future, but, except for some settlers moving to the area in anticipation of future development, there are no current serious management issues that need to be followed up by the Committee.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1989
13 BUR IV.B.12
State of conservation of other natural properties

The IUCN representative also gave reports on the conservation status of Rio Platano (Honduras), Manu National Park (Peru), Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia), Sagarmatha (Nepal), Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada).

13 COM VIII.16
SOC: Manu National Park (Peru)

Manu National Park (Peru)

The Committee noted that the possibility still existed for future oil and gas exploration which could prejudice the integrity of this site.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1989
Peru
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
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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