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Sagarmatha National Park

Factors affecting the property in 1989*
  • Other Threats:

    Fire at the Tengboche monastery

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1989
Requests approved: 4 (from 1980-1983)
Total amount approved : 201,895 USD
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).

Report year: 1989
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)

* : 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.