1.         Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Türkiye) (C/N 485)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1988

Criteria  (iii)(iv)(vii)

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/485/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1991-1991)
Total amount approved: USD 20,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/485/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Management issues (issue resolved) 

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/485/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

IUCN has received preliminary worrying reports on the state of conservation of Hierapolis-Pamukkale World Heritage site.  The reports note that the limestone cliffs are becoming discoloured.  Furthermore, despite the authorities prohibiting visitors from entering the travertines, and the placement of signs explaining the fragility of the site, many visitors continue to enter the travertines.  Collection of limestone souvenirs is also occurring.  Few guards patrol the site, and there is little enforcement.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies


Decision Adopted: 25 COM VIII

State of conservation reports of mixed properties noted by the Committee

Tasmanian Wilderness (Australia)

Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Turkey)

Further to the recommendation of the Bureau and following an update of information from ICOMOS, the Committee noted that a Management Plan for this property had recently been completed.