1.         Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa (Peru) (C 700)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1994

Criteria  (i)(iii)(iv)

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/700/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1998-1998)
Total amount approved: USD 50,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/700/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/700/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2013

In response to the requests made by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (Decision 35 COM 7B.131), the State Party has submitted the Management Plan containing a complete diagnosis of the current conservation issues and a comprehensive management system, as well as the related financial, legal and institutional instruments for its implementation. The State Party has also submitted new designs and technical specifications of an alternative project for a touristic lookout tower, which was revised according to the evaluation made by ICOMOS. The new proposal will be assessed as per Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines and the technical review submitted to the State Party to further assist the final decision to improve visitor facilities. The State Party has further submitted information on the progress of the removal of illegal settlements and mining quarries at the property, according to the Administrative Sanction Processes carried out in 2012, and the new 2012 Legislative Decrees, establishing the supplementary provisions to implement the formalization process of informal mining activities of small-scale and artisanal mining exercised in zones where not prohibited.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

For those reasons, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies are of the view that the state of conservation of the property is being adequately addressed and that no further reporting to the World Heritage Committee is required. However, the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will continue working closely with the State Party in monitoring the state of conservation of the property, by periodically requesting information on the effective control of the agricultural expansion, the ongoing results of the implementation of the new legal instruments, as well as the indicators of the level and efficacy of implementation of the Management Plan.

Decision Adopted: 37 COM 7B.103

 World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add,

2.  Recalling Decisions 34 COM 8B.6, 35 COM 7B.42, 35 COM 7B.63, 35 COM 7B.67, 35 COM 7B.68, 35 COM 7B.69, 35 COM 7B.73, 35 COM 7B.88, 35 COM 7B.94, 35 COM 7B.98, 35 COM 7B.102, 35 COM 7B.106, 35 COM 7B.109, 35 COM 7B.122, 35 COM 7B.127, 35 COM 7B.128, 35 COM 7B.131 and 35 COM 7B.133 , adopted at its 34th (Brasilia, 2010) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively,

3.  Takes note with satisfaction  of the measures taken by the States Parties concerned to address its previous requests to mitigate the threats on the Outstanding Universal Value of the following World Heritage properties :

4.  Encourages the States Parties concerned to pursue their efforts to ensure the conservation of World Heritage properties;

5.  Reminds the States Parties concerned to inform the World Heritage Centre in due course about any major development project which may affect the Outstanding Universal Value of a property, before any irreversible commitments are made, in line with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines .

Decision Adopted: 37 COM 8D

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/8D,

2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 8D, adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012),

3. Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitation of their World Heritage properties and thanks them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;

4. Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitation of such properties as inscribed is unclear;

5. Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the following States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the Annexes of Document WHC-13/37.COM/8D:

6. Requests the States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2013 at the latest.