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Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Factors affecting the property in 2001*
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Need for a restoration programme

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2001
Requests approved: 1 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved : 10,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2001**

October-November 2000: joint ICOMOS/IUCN mission

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2001

Previous deliberations:
Twenty-fourth session of the Bureau, paragraph IV.75
Twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau, paragraph I.64
Twenty-fourth session of the Committee, paragraph VII.42;Annex X page 132                                                                                                                                           

Main issues: Lack of management plan; urban intrusion; degradation of the park (natural values and exotic species).

New information: The Bureau at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session requested the State Party to provide a management plan for the site by the end of 2001. New information was received concerning the state of conservation of the site (on-going constructions, road maintenance, etc..)  was received and transmitted to ICOMOS and IUCN for further advice and to the State Party for comments. Following this review process new information will be provided to the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau.

Action Required

Note: this report was presented to the Bureau for noting only.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

A full report has been requested from the State Party to be submitted by the end of December 2001 and a report will be provided at the twenty-sixth session of the Bureau in April 2002.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2001
25 BUR V.281
State of conservation

V.281     The Bureau took note of information that the Secretariat had provided in the working document on the state of conservation of the following properties:

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (Bolivia)

Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica)

Huascaran National Park (Peru)

Lake Baikal (Russian Federation) 

Hatra (Iraq)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) (Japan)

Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site (El Salvador)

Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal)

No draft Decision

Report year: 2001
Date of Inscription: 1995
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(v)

* : 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.