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Chavin (Archaeological Site)

Peru
Factors affecting the property in 2001*
  • Financial resources
  • Human resources
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other climate change impacts
  • Other Threats:

    Deterioration of the site

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  •  Lack of sufficient human and financial resources
  • Lack of a Management Plan
  • Deterioration of the site

 

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2001
Requests approved: 3 (from 1988-1998)
Total amount approved : 48,750 USD
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2001

Previous deliberations:
Twenty-fourth session of the Committee (paragraph VIII.39; Annex X page 130).

Main Issues: Lack of a Management Plan and deterioration of the condition of the site.

New information: The World Heritage Centre received a brief report from the State Party, which indicates that the national authorities are revising the international assistance request first submitted in February 2000. The report neither makes reference to the Project of Archaeological Investigation that was initiated in co-ordination with the Management Plan Commission in August 2000, as reported to the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau, nor was information supplied on the effort to secure extra-budgetary funding for works on the site.

Action Required

The Bureau notes with concern the very slow progress being made in the elaboration of a Master Plan for the site. It stresses the importance of having a plan to ensure coordination of any type of intervention or protective measure. The Bureau encourages the national authorities to formulate clear objectives for the future protection of the site and elaborate them into a detailed Master Plan at the earliest possible date. Furthermore it suggests to formulate the international assistance request that is currently being revised in such a manner that it concentrates on the activities most needed to initiate this process. The Bureau requests a report concerning the advances made to be submitted by 15 September 2001 for examination by the Bureau at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

At the time of the preparation of this document, the World Heritage Centre had not received the report requested by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth session. There is no further information concerning the international assistance request for the site as, since February 2000, the State Party is reviewing the request.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2001
25 BUR V.249
Archaeological Site of Chavin (Peru)

V.249     The Bureau noted with concern the very slow progress being made in the elaboration of a Master Plan for the site. It stressed the importance of having a plan to ensure co-ordination of any type of intervention or protective measure. The Bureau encouraged the national authorities to formulate clear objectives for the future protection of the site and incorporate them into a detailed Master Plan at the earliest possible date. Furthermore, it suggested that the international assistance request, that is currently being revised, concentrate on the activities most needed to initiate this process. The Bureau requested that a progress report be submitted by 15 September 2001 for examination by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth extraordinary session.

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

Report year: 2001
Peru
Date of Inscription: 1985
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)
Exports

* : 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.


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