Sagarmatha National Park
Factors affecting the property in 1989*
- Other Threats:
Fire at the Tengboche monastery
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1989
Total amount approved : 201,895 USD
|1983||Reafforestation programme, improvement of the display ... (Approved)||10,000 USD|
|1982||Specialist services of an energy adviser and financial ... (Approved)||61,995 USD|
|1981||Financial contribution and specialist services for a ... (Approved)||54,900 USD|
|1980||Energy adviser, equipment and financial assistance for ... (Approved)||75,000 USD|
Missions to the property until 1989**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1989
One of the main cultural landmarks of this site, the Tengboche monastery, caught fire and burned to the ground on 19 January. The structure was a classic example of Sherpa monistic architecture and was the best known such structure in the park. As the fire was a direct result of the use of a new hydro electricity generator, there have been suggestions of the appropriateness of such technology in the park.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1989
13 BUR IV.B.12
State of conservation of other natural properties
The IUCN representative also gave reports on the conservation status of Rio Platano (Honduras), Manu National Park (Peru), Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia), Sagarmatha (Nepal), Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada).
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”).