1.         Olympic National Park (United States of America) (N 151)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (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/151/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/151/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Oil spills in 1987 (issue resolved) and in 1991 

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/151/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992

[Oral report by IUCN and the Secretariat]

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 16 COM VIII

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.