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Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo

Factors affecting the property in 2000*
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Other Threats:

    More attention to be paid to stone conservation

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Increased population and deficient infrastructure
  • More attention to be paid to stone conservation
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2000
Requests approved: 4 (from 1980-1993)
Total amount approved : 76,800 USD
Missions to the property until 2000**

1993: expert mission

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2000

ICOMOS transmitted information on the present state of conservation of the two sites to the World Heritage Centre that is cause of grave concern. Both sites seem to be in a state of absolute abandonment with no management in place whatsoever. This has led to unimpeded deterioration of the architectural substance. The Secretariat has requested the authorities of Panama to submit a report on this matter.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2000
24 COM VIII.iii.35-43
State of conservation reports of cultural properties which the Committee noted

VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil)

Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (China)

The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China)

VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt)

VIII.37 Roman Monuments, Cathedral St Peter and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier (Germany)

Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany)

Classical Weimar (Germany)

Hortabagy National Park (Hungary)

VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India)

Sun Temple of Konarak (India)

Petra (Jordan)

Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic)

Byblos (Lebanon)

Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco)

VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique)

Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal)

Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo - San Lorenzo (Panama)

Archaeological Site of Chavin (Peru)

VIII.40 Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Philippines)

VIII.41 Baroque Churches of the Philippines (Philippines)

VIII.42 Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal)

VIII.43 Istanbul (Turkey)

Complex of Hué Monuments (Vietnam)

The Bureau may wish to examine information that might be provided at the time of its session and take the appropriate decision thereupon.

Report year: 2000
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iv)
Danger List (dates): 2012-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 24COM (2000)

* : 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.