Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Factors affecting the property in 1993*
- Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
- Other Threats:
More attention to be paid to stone conservation
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Total amount approved : 76,800 USD
|1993||Financial contribution for the services of 2 ... (Approved)||14,000 USD|
|1992||Financial contribution for the monitoring of 5 cultural ... (Approved)||3,300 USD|
|1986||Assist the authorities in preparing a request of ... (Approved)||6,500 USD|
|1980||Equipment and expert mission for the fortifications on ... (Approved)||53,000 USD|
Missions to the property until 1993**
1993: expert mission
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993
[Oral report by ICOMOS and the Secretariat]
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 COM X
SOC: Portobelo-San Lorenzo (Panama)
Portobelo-San Lorenzo (Panama)
The state of conservation of the site had beens studied by an expert mission in 1993. The mission concluded that the Fortress of San Lorenzo was in an acceptable state of conservation, although stone conservation requires some special attention. The city of Portobelo is under pressure from increased population and deficient infrastructure. An action plan was drawn up for the execution of the necessary archaeological survey before construction works are undertaken in the town. Underwater excavations should not be considered as a priority.
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”).