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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/6, Recalling Decision 40 COM 6 adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the progress made in the implementation of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS), its accompanying World Heritage Capacity-Building Programme, and the capacity-building activities carried out in 2016 and in the beginning of 2017; Also commends ICCROM for the presentation of the disaggregated statistics on the beneficiaries and impacts of the World Heritage Capacity-Building Programmes and encourages that ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Documents WHC/17/41.COM/7, WHC/17/41.COM/7A, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, WHC/17/41.COM/7B and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add and WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Thanks the State Party of Poland, Host Country of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017), for having organized the first World Heritage Site Managers Forum, as a capacity-building exercise aiming at increasing the understanding of the World Heritage decision-making process ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.17 and 40 COM 7A.50, adopted at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes with appreciation the continuous progress made by the State Party on the implementation of the corrective measures, but requests the State Party to accelerate its efforts towards the completion of the restoration projects that are vital to meeting the water quality and quantity targets, and that can secure the improvement of the ecological indicators for the integrity ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Everglades National Park
State Parties: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 40th Session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the progress achieved with the finalization of the Draft Forest (Protection of Mangroves) Regulations, and requests the State Party to finalize the legal drafting and adoption of the Regulations as a matter of priority and to submit the final legal document to the World Heritage Centre, as soon as it becomes available; Also welcomes the commencement of the implementation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
State Parties: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.33, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party and governmental and non-governmental partners on further progress made in integrated monitoring and granting negotiated local access to land and natural resources, and encourages the State Party and partners to continue and enhance these efforts; Welcomes the State Party’s effort to accomplish an extensive titling process in favour of indigenous peoples that are settled within and beyond the limits ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
State Parties: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the continued efforts of the State Party, with support from the ECOFAUNE+ and Central Africa Biodiversity Conservation Programme – Protecting Central Africa’s Elephants (CABPC – PCAE), for the progressive strengthening of the protection of the fauna and flora in the North-east part of the country, where the property is located, in particular as regards the fight against poaching and the mitigation of cross-border ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
State Parties: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.35, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Commends the State Party for the efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures and the significant progress made towards achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR) since the normalization of the political situation in the country, including the establishment of a functional management body and a sustainable financing mechanism ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Comoé National Park
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.36, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the continued actions by the States Parties to undertake anti-poaching patrols and ecological monitoring; Noting that the borders between Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia have reopened, reiterates its request to the States Parties of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to implement a joint monitoring system of the property to control all anthropogenic pressures, and to collaborate with UNDP and Global ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcoming the meetings held between the States Parties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Uganda to discuss the threat of poaching on the property and insecurity in the region, encourages all four States Parties to continue the ongoing dialogue for the improvement of security in the region; Invites the Director-General of UNESCO to call on the State Party, as well as ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Garamba National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.37, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the line of duty and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Notes with satisfaction the evacuation of the armed groups, the recovery of control of the posts and the deployment of guards in the lowlands, and encourages the State Party to continue its surveillance efforts to combat illegal activities (mines ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.41 and 40 COM 7A.39, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Expresses its deepest concern over continued insecurity around the property, especially in the south, that has led to a reported decrease in surveillance coverage in the reporting period; Reiterates its request to the State Party to prioritize efforts to further expand the patrol coverage and regain control of the property to halt poaching and the deterioration of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7A.7 and 40 COM 7A.40, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes the establishment of a new Rapid Intervention Force and a Rapid Response Team to further strengthen the State Party’s efforts to effectively address poaching, and also welcomes the increase in surveillance coverage to 60% of the property; Takes note of the preliminary findings of the inventory of flagship species, including bonobos and elephants, and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Salonga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.41, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Addresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in the exercise of their duties and to all the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN); Warmly welcomes the joint operations between ICCN and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and the increase in the number of guards to ensure an adequate surveillance of the property, but expresses its utmost ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Virunga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.42, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) and reiterating the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Condemns the violence perpetrated against the guards and soldiers killed during operations for the protection of the World Heritage properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), addresses its most sincere condolences to their families and expresses its very deep concern as regards the worsening security situation in the properties ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 7A.9, 39 COM 7A.10 and 40 COM 7A.43 adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively; Congratulates the State Party for the efforts made in the implementation of the corrective measures and achieving the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR); Decides to remove Simien National Park (Ethiopia) from the List of World Heritage in Danger; Notes the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Simien National Park
State Parties: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.44, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the issuance of a decree to operationalize Act No 2015-056 creating a special tribunal to adjudicate traffickers and reinforce penalties, which should contribute towards halting the illicit trafficking of precious wood; Appreciates the international donor support provided in strengthening the monitoring, management and governance of the property towards reducing illegal logging; Notes with appreciation the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
State Parties: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7A.45, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Regrets that the report on the state of conservation of the property submitted by the State Party did not adequately address the Committee’s requests; Reiterates its request to the State Party to accelerate the recruitment of forestry agents, and ensure adequate funding of the Management Unit to better control the exploitation of the natural resources within the property; Also reiterates its request to the State Party to ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
State Parties: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 39 COM 7A.13 and 40 COM 7A.46, adopted respectively at its 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions, Welcomes the State Party's efforts to implement the corrective measures, in particular as regards strengthening the anti-poaching mechanism and the capacities of the property staff, and requests the State Party to continue these efforts; Also welcomes the intensified protection project prepared, discussed and implemented following a Memorandum of Understanding concluded ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
State Parties: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5, 36 COM 8B.43, 40 COM 7 and 40 COM 7A.47, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) session respectively, Commends the State Party and its international partners for their on-going efforts to address poaching, and requests the State Party to submit the Selous Ecosystem Conservation and Development (SECAD) project plan to the World Heritage Centre and to report on progress of its implementation; Welcoming the development of a draft Desired ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7A.28 and 40 COM 7A.48, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Welcomes progress made by the State Party with increasing patrols throughout the serial property, including the implementation of the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) in all of its components; Notes with concern that poaching and forest loss, including as a result of encroachment, illegal logging and other illegal activities such as small-scale mining, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
State Parties: Indonesia