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Churches of Chiloé

Factors affecting the property in 2003*
  • Wind
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Important damage caused by the winds

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2003
Requests approved: 1 (from 2002-2002)
Total amount approved : 50,000 USD
2002 Emergency assistance for the Churches of Chiloé (Approved)   50,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2003**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The Secretariat received a report on 30 April 2003 with updated information on the actions foreseen for 2003. The report provides information concerning the fundraising efforts undertaken in 2002 and 2003. During 2002, planning for future interventions started on the Church of Cholo and on the tower of the Church of Chonchi. Materials have been acquired for the work foreseen in 2003. During 2003, the Direction of Architecture allocated a sum of US$ 140,000 for the restoration of the Churches. Priorities have been established: first interventions will take place in Chonchi and Colo; secondly in Ichuac and Aldachildo and thirdly in Vilupulli and San Juan. For 2003, the following interventions have been foreseen: construction of a centre for keeping restoration materials;  construction of a visitor centre in Ancud;  relaunching of the programme “School of carpenters”;  restoring intervention for the churches included in the World Heritage List (still to be defined). 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2003
27 COM 7B.88
Churches of Chiloé (Chile)

The World Heritage Committee [53],

1. Strongly recommends that the State Party define and implement a detailed restoration plan for the Churches included on the World Heritage List;

2. Requests the State Party to submit a detailed report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the work carried out in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[53]  Decision adopted without discussion.


 Draft Decision: 27 COM 7 (b) 88

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Strongly recommends that the State Party define and implement a detailed restoration plan for the Churches included on the World Heritage List,

2. Requests the State Party to submit a detailed report on the work carried out for consideration at its 28th session, in June 2004. 

Report year: 2003
Date of Inscription: 2000
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iii)
Documents examined by the Committee
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* : 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.