|1992||Criteria||To include cultural heritage criteria (iii) as well|
|1990||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|
|1990||Referred||Additional info on Archeological sites|Warren Church (USA):
My understanding is that the Rio Abiseo National Park is closed to tourism while a park management plan is being developed by Peru's Institute of Natural Resourses (INRENA) and National Institute of Culture. The natural environment and archaeological sites are extremely fragile. Lack of road access means that only backpackers will be allowed to enter, after paying a supervision fee. The archaeological sites and few points of access are all patrolled by park guards.
Again, this is my present understanding about access to the park. I usually keep informed of developments since I have been doing research at the archaeological sites. Those who wish more information should contact INRENA directly. A Web page listing publications devoted to the park's natural and archaeological resources can be viewed at:
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