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Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park

Costa Rica, Panama
Factors affecting the property in 2003*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Possible oil exploitation (issue resolved);
  • Road construction proposal (issue resolved);
  • Need to review the boundaries (issue resolved).
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2003
Requests approved: 9 (from 1982-1997)
Total amount approved : 276,350 USD
Missions to the property until 2003**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The WHC received information from the Permanent Delegation of Panama in December 2002 regarding a proposed road to be constructed within the Volcan Baru area, adjacent to the La Amistad World Heritage site, and regarding illegal logging taking place within the site boundaries. The Centre sent a letter dated 6 February 2003 to the Panamanian authorities requesting information on the actions the government may be taking to deal with the aforementioned activities. To date, no response has been received. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2003
27 COM 7B.24
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica/Panama)

Le Comité du patrimoine mondial [14],

1. Demande à l'Etat partie du Panama de rendre compte au Centre du patrimoine mondial et à l'UICN d'ici le 1er février 2004 des mesures prises en ce qui concerne la déforestation illégale et la proposition de construction d'une route afin que le Comité du patrimoine mondial puisse examiner l'état de conservation du bien à sa 28e session, en 2004.

[14] Décision adoptée sans discussion

Draft Decision: 27 COM 7 (b) 24

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Requests the State Party to report to the WHC and IUCN by 1 February 2004 on actions taken to deal with these activities for review by its 28th session. 

Report year: 2003
Costa Rica Panama
Date of Inscription: 1983
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 27COM (2003)

* : 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.