1.         Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) (C 1178ter)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  2005

Criteria  (ii)(iii)(iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger    2005-present

Threats for which the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Adopted, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5014

Corrective measures identified

Adopted, See page https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5014

Timeframe for the implementation of the corrective measures

Established, See page https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/5014

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1178/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 2007-2012)
Total amount approved: USD 60,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1178/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

October 2004: ICOMOS evaluation mission; May 2007: World Heritage Centre site visit; April 2010: Joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1178/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2014

The State Party submitted a state of conservation report on 3 February 2014 and notes progress on the following:

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

The State Party has implemented significant and sustained efforts in the past years to address factors that threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. The adoption of the Desired state of conservation and the corrective measures has constituted a clear roadmap for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Considerable progress has been achieved in regard to the definition of a conservation strategy for the property, which presents unique conservation challenges due to the nature of its fabric and location. Of particular interest will be the definition of the overarching policy for interventions and the balance between conservation needs, the conditions of authenticity and of integrity of the property. The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies remain ready to continue to assist the State Party in these efforts by providing additional expertise for technical discussions. Finally, additional efforts to ensure the sustainability of management arrangements should be underscored, such as the formal adoption of the buffer zone with strong regulatory and protection measures and the creation of the World Heritage Commission, a welcomed approach to strengthening the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Chile.

Decision Adopted: 38 COM 7A.21

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A;
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.37 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Commends the State Party for efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures for the property and encourages it to sustain these efforts to ensure that the Desired state of conservation for the property is met within the established timeframe;
  4. Urges the State Party to conclude the planning process for the formulation of the management plan and the comprehensive conservation plan and requests it to provide an electronic and three printed copies of the finalised draft management plan for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;
  5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015;
  6. Decides to retain Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (Chile) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Adopted: 38 COM 8C.2

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC-14/38.COM/7A and WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add),
  2. Decides to retain the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: