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VIII.29 Kakadu National Park (Australia) The Committee recalled that in July 1999, the third extraordinary session of the Committee examined the state of conservation of Kakadu National Park with reference to the development of a uranium mine on the Jabiluka Mineral Lease in an enclave of the Park. The Committee examined the state of conservation of this mixed cultural and natural property in two parts relating to natural values and cultural values. Natural values The Committee was informed that the Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) of the International Council of Science (ICSU) and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
 State of conservation reports of natural properties noted by the Committee Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland) Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon) Gros Morne National Park (Canada) Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks (Canada) Comoe National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Komodo National Park (Indonesia) Lorenz National Park (Indonesia) Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Kenya) Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (New Zealand) Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) Huascarán National Park ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Białowieża Forest Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Comoé National Park Danube Delta Dja Faunal Reserve Doñana National Park Galápagos Islands Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gros Morne National Park Ha Long Bay Huascarán National Park Komodo National Park Lake Baikal Lorentz National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest Ngorongoro Conservation Area Niokolo-Koba National Park Pirin National Park Sinharaja Forest Reserve Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: Belarus Bulgaria Cameroon Canada Côte d'Ivoire Ecuador Indonesia Kenya New Zealand Oman Peru Poland Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Sri Lanka Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania Viet Nam Zambia Zimbabwe
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (China) The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China) VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) VIII.37 Roman Monuments, Cathedral St Peter and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier (Germany) Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany) Classical Weimar (Germany) Hortabagy National Park (Hungary) VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India) Sun Temple of Konarak (India) Petra (Jordan) Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic) Byblos (Lebanon) Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco) VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) Lumbini, the Birthplace of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Baroque Churches of the Philippines Brasilia Byblos Chavin (Archaeological Site) Classical Weimar Complex of Hué Monuments Cultural Landscape of Sintra Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Historic Areas of Istanbul Historic Cairo Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta Island of Mozambique Khajuraho Group of Monuments Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Petra Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Sun Temple, Konârak Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Brazil China Egypt Germany Hungary India Jordan Lao People's Democratic Republic Lebanon Morocco Mozambique Nepal Panama Peru Philippines Portugal Turkey Viet Nam
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
X.1 The Chairperson indicated that all the cultural nominations for inscription are included in the tentative lists of the countries concerned. X.2 The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had received in the year 2000 six new tentative lists from Australia, Israel, Malawi, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. It also had received a letter from the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) dated 24 November 2000 transmitting the Declaration of the meeting of Arab Ministers of Cultural Affairs held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 21 to 22 November 2000 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Following the request from the States Parties concerned, the Committee approved changes to the names of the following properties included on the World Heritage List: Canada: Existing NameName change requested Anthony Island / Ile Anthony SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) / SGaang Gwaii (Île Anthony) Parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes Parc provincial des Dinosaures Parc provincial Dinosaur Parc national du Gros Morne Parc national du Gros-Morne Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Dinosaur Provincial Park Gros Morne National Park Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historic District of Old Québec Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Old Town Lunenburg Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier SGang Gwaay Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Wood Buffalo National Park
X.4 Following the review of the state of conservation reports and at the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to inscribe the following natural cultural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) X.5 The Committee did not recommend the deletion of any properties from the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Pakistan Senegal Yemen
X.6 The Secretariat informed the Committee that the following sites have been withdrawn: National Park of Abruzzo (Italy) and Lena River Delta (Russian Federation). X.7 The Committee noted that concerning the sites of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park (Brazil), Ancient Pula with the Amphitheatre (Croatia) and The Cape Floristic Region - Phase 1: Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment (South Africa), the respective States Parties have requested ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Property: Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks Id. N°: 966 State Party: Argentina Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i). The site contains a complete sequence of fossiliferous continental sediments representing the entire Triassic Period (45 million years) of geological history. No other place in the world has a fossil record comparable to that of Ischigualasto-Talampaya which reveals the evolution of vertebrate life and the nature of palaeoenvironments in the Triassic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
Country: Argentina
Property: Greater Blue Mountains Area Id. N°: 917 State Party: Australia Criteria: N (ii), (iv) Recalling the history of the nomination, IUCN informed the Committee that the Bureau at its twenty-third session had recommended deferral for the natural part of this originally mixed nomination inviting the Australian authorities to consider the possibility of a serial nomination to cover the full range of values of eucalyptus ecosystems. The Bureau had noted that although the area was nationally important, it was not considered on its own to be a significant representation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Greater Blue Mountains Area
Country: Australia
Property: Jaú National Park Id. N°: 998 State Party: Brazil Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Jaú National Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site protects a large and representative example of the Amazon Central Plain Forest including the entire hydrological basin of the Jaú River. The site is important for biodiversity, protecting a large portion of the biodiversity associated with the Blackwater River system - one of the three types of lymnological systems associated with the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Amazon Conservation Complex
Country: Brazil
Property: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park Id. N°: 967 State Party: Bolivia Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Noel Kempff Mercado National Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site contains an array of habitat types including evergreen rainforests, palm forests, cerrado, swamps, savannahs, gallery forests, and semideciduous dry forests. The cerrado habitats found on the Huanchaca Meseta have been isolated for millions of years providing an ideal living laboratory for the study of the evolution of these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Property: Pantanal Conservation Area Id. N°: 999 State Party: Brazil Criteria: N (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Pantanal Conservation Complex on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv). Criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): The site is representative of the Greater Pantanal region. It demonstrates the on-going ecological and biological processes that occur in the Pantanal. The association of the Amolar Mountains with the dominant freshwater wetland ecosystems confers to the site a uniquely important ecological gradient as well as a dramatic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Pantanal Conservation Area
Country: Brazil
Property: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) Id. N°: 908 State Party: Italy Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed the Aeolian Islands on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i): The volcanic landforms of the site represent classic features in the continuing study of volcanology worldwide. With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years. ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
Property: Kinabalu Park Id. N°: 1012 State Party: Malaysia Criteria: N(ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Kinabalu Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site has a diverse biota and high endemism. The altitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions combine with precipitous topography, diverse geology and frequent climate oscillations to provide conditions ideal for the development of new species. The Park contains high biodiversity with representatives from more than half the families of all ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kinabalu Park
Country: Malaysia
Property: Gunung Mulu National Park Id. N°: 1013 State Party: Malaysia Criteria: N (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Gunung Mulu National Park under natural criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). Criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv): The concentration of caves in Mulu's Melinau Formation with its geomorphic and structural characteristics is an outstanding feature which allows a greater understanding of Earth's history. The caves of Mulu are important for their classic features of underground geomorphology, demonstrating an evolutionary history of more than 1.5 million ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
Property: Central Suriname Nature Reserve Id. N°: 1017 State Party: Suriname Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Central Suriname Nature Reserve under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site encompasses significant vertical relief, topography and soil conditions that have resulted in a variety of ecosystems. This ecosystem variation allows organisms within these ecosystems to move in response to disturbance, adapt to change and maintain gene flow between populations. The site's size, undisturbed state (in general a rare condition in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Suriname Nature Reserve
Country: Suriname
Property: The High Coast Id. N°: 898 State Party: Sweden Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed The High Coast under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i): The site is one of the places in the world that is experiencing isostatic uplift as a result of deglaciation. Isostatic rebound is well-illustrated and the distinctiveness of the site is the extent of the total isostatic uplift which, at 294m, exceeds others. The site is the "type area" for research on isostacy, the phenomenon having been first recognised and studied there. A number of Committee members supported the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Country: Sweden
Property: Ha Long Bay (renomination) Id. N°: 672 bis State Party: Viet Nam Criteria: N (i) (iii) The Committee inscribed Ha Long Bay under natural criterion (i) in addition to the site's existing 1994 listing under criterion (iii). Criterion (i): The site is the most extensive and best known example of marine invaded tower karst and one of the most important areas of fengcong and fenglin karst in the world. The size of the area provides sufficient integrity for these large scale geomorphic processes to operate unhindered. The nomination under criterion (i) was supported by a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
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