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Río Abiseo National Park

Factors affecting the property in 1994*
  • Forestry /wood production
  • Other Threats:

    Fire; Lack of regular vigilance and inspection; Deterioration of the archaeological remains

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1994
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1994**

1994: UNDP/UNESCO Regional Project mission

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994

[Oral report by the UNDP/UNESCO Regional Project to the World Heritage Committee] 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1994
SOC: Rio Abiseo (Peru)

Rio Abiseo (Peru)

The UNDP/UNESCO Project reported that the most serious threats to this mixed site are large-scale deforestation in the western zone of the park and traditional burning of fields for grazing in the higher areas. A limited number of park guards control the park in the south from outside the area. There is no regular vigilance and inspection and valuable archaeological objects are deteriorating and disappearing.

The monitoring mission recommended the following:

  • a coherent development plan for the Park, aiming at conserving both its natural and cultural resources, should be maintained;
  • measures should be taken urgently to stabilize/reinforce the archaeological remains, which are deteriorating rapidly;
  • it should be determined which security measures are needed to protect each of the archaeological sites;
  • a project should be implemented to avoid deforestation together with the local communities;
  • the remote nature of the site should have to be taken into account to establish practical step-by-step conservation activities.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1994
Date of Inscription: 1990
Category: Mixed
Criteria: (iii)(vii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 18COM (1994)

* : 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.