Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
Factors affecting the property in 1997*
- Relative humidity
- Water (rain/water table)
- Other Threats:
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Water seepage;
- Harmful atmospheric elements
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1997
Total amount approved : 157,350 USD
|1994||Purchase of the dehumidifying equipment for Wieliczka ... (Approved)||100,000 USD|
|1993||Financial contribution to the organization of a seminar ... (Approved)||12,350 USD|
|1989||Equipment and technical assistance needed for ... (Approved)||45,000 USD|
Missions to the property until 1997**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997
The installation of the dehumidifying equipment for the site, for which the Committee allocated an amount of US$ 100,000 in 1994, is presently being completed.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1997
21 COM VII.B.30
SOC: Wieliczka Salt Mines (Poland)
VII.30 Wieliczka Salt Mines (Poland)
The Committee noted that the installation of the dehumidifying equipment for the site, for which the Committee allocated an amount of US$ 100,000 in 1994, was being completed. The Delegate of Poland thanked the World Heritage Committee and the Government of the United States of America for their support to safeguard the salt mines and informed the Committee that the effectiveness of the dehumidifying system could only be assessed in the second half of 1998. An assessment report will be presented to the next Committee session.
The Committee decided to retain the Wieliczka Salt Mines on the. List of World Heritage in Danger awaiting the assessment report from the Polish authorities.
The Committee may wish to adopt the following:
"The World Heritage Committee requests the State Party to keep it informed about the outcome and results of this preservation project."
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”).