Olympic National Park
Factors affecting the property in 1992*
- Pollution of marine waters
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Oil spills in 1987 (issue resolved) and in 1991
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1992
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1992**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992
[Oral report by IUCN and the Secretariat]
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1992
16 COM VIII
SOC: Olympic National Park (United States of America)
Olympic National Park (United States of America)
At its last session the Committee was informed by the Delegate of the United States of America of an oil spill off the coast of this World Heritage site. As requested by the Committee at its last session, the US Delegate submitted to the Committee a description of the plan and organization of the emergency response mechanism used to mitigate the negative impacts of the oil spill and a proposed study to make an inventory and monitor affected coastal areas. The Committee was informed that the long-term impacts of the oil spill were unknown. The US Delegate, however, gave assurances that the Committee will be provided with new information regarding these impacts as they become available.
No draft Decision
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”).