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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the State Party’s acknowledgement of the property’s challenges and vulnerability, and the commitment to embark on a major and participatory management response in the form of an overarching and coherent Action Plan, and requests the State Party to: Allocate adequate resources for the elaboration and implementation of the Action Plan as a matter of priority, and clarify the timeline for its completion, Ensure a process ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
State Parties: Canada
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.95, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with significant concern the conclusions of the 2017 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission that, while the ecological integrity of the property has so far been preserved, the property and its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) are threatened by the significant expansion of tourist facilities, excessive number of visitors, associated pressures from unsustainable water use, water pollution, traffic ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
State Parties: Croatia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the efforts of the State Party of Slovakia to explore how sustainable tourism could contribute to sustainable development around the property as well as the information provided by the State Party regarding the establishment of a new nature reserve and of an “ecological functional area” covering parts of the property located within Poloniny National Park, but notes with utmost concern that, despite these measures and the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
State Parties: Germany Slovakia Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.96, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the State Party’s ongoing commitment and progress made in implementing the recommendations of the 2012 Reactive Monitoring mission and reiterates its request to the State Party to continue its efforts in the implementation of all the mission recommendations, in particular as regards tourism planning and management, the involvement of civil society and particularly indigenous communities, as well as the consideration of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.97, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Takes note of the information provided by the State Party regarding existing regulations on water use and management of Lake Baikal, but notes with concern the resolution increasing the allowed fluctuation between the maximum and minimum water levels of Lake Baikal in 2016-2017 and urges the State Party to elaborate an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of potential impacts of existing water use and management regulations on ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Lake Baikal
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.98, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the invitation by the State Party for a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission to the property and takes note of the fact that due to climatic conditions, this mission will only be able to visit the property in July 2017 and therefore its recommendations will only be available for consideration by the Committee at its 42nd session in 2018; Also welcomes the ongoing progress with the removal of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.101, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with concern the recent legislative changes adopted by the State Party, which may weaken the protection regime of the property and recalls its concerns over a number of previous legislative changes potentially affecting the property; Considers that such continuous degradation of the legal protection regime of protected areas comprising the property represents a potential danger to the Outstanding Universal Value ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Western Caucasus
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 38 COM 7B.79 and 39 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Welcomes the State Party’s commitment not to authorize the dredging project to deepen the Guadalquivir River and takes note of the State Party’s statement to remove this project from the Guadalquivir Basin Hydrological Plan when it is next revised; Also welcomes the information provided by the State Party and encourages the State Party to continue working on enhancing water resource ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Doñana National Park
State Parties: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.29, 39 COM 7B.27 and 40 COM 7B.71, adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015) and 40th (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016) sessions respectively, Notes the confirmation of the State Party that the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property continues to be well preserved Takes note with satisfaction of the expansion of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, recently approved by the Presidential Decree of 5 June 2017, accomplishing a long participatory process of ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
State Parties: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7A.19, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Highly commends the State Party on the continuation of systematic management responses to the Committee’s requests and recommendations, as well as recommendations of the 2015 Reactive Monitoring mission; Strongly encourages the State Party to: Further consolidate human and financial resources and the partnership approach, bridging gaps between the government and civil society and among governmental institutions, both at local and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
State Parties: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Commends the State Party on the comprehensive reporting on multiple threats to the property and on its efforts to balance renewable energy and biodiversity conservation objectives; Also commends the State Party on its commitment to consider the property off limits to geothermal development, and requests it to unambiguously confirm that no facilities associated with the projects are or will be located within the boundaries of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Area de Conservación Guanacaste
State Parties: Costa Rica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.72, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Noting the information provided by the States Parties that several small areas affected by encroachment and illegal activities have been detected through recent patrolling and overflight activities and the States Parties’ intention to further investigate these cases, requests the States Parties to continue their efforts to combat all illegal activities within the property; Takes note with satisfaction of the commitment of the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
State Parties: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.73, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes the commitment of the State Party to strengthen the management of the property, including through elaboration of a new Management Plan and establishment of a buffer zone and encourages it to continue its efforts in this regard and, once the buffer zone of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park has been established, to submit a Minor Boundary Modification proposal, according to paragraphs 163-164 of the Operational ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Morne Trois Pitons National Park
State Parties: Dominica
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add.2, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.75, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Notes with appreciation the State Party’s ongoing commitment and efforts aimed at the preservation of the critically endangered vaquita and totoaba, particularly through the establishment of an unprecedented level of cooperation between different national authorities, including the Mexican Navy and regrets that the Integral Strategy for the Protection of the vaquita has not delivered the expected results and that illegal ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
State Parties: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 39 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015), Welcomes the trinational efforts undertaken by the States Parties of Canada, Mexico and the United States of America to preserve the Monarch butterfly migration, including establishment of the Trinational Working Group and encourages them to continue their efforts; Also welcomes the significant measures undertaken by the State Party to combat illegal logging and to restore the previously affected areas, but notes with concern that the ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
State Parties: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Welcomes progress made by the State Party on removing feral livestock from Coiba Island and introducing amendments to ensure that legislation continues to be in place prohibiting development (apart from low-impact infrastructure for ecotourism and scientific research) within the property; Also welcomes the development of a Public Use Plan (PUP) for the property and requests the State Party to finalize it by 1 February 2018, ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
State Parties: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.79, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), Expresses its deep concern as regards the damage to the forests, but also to the fields and plantations of the local communities, caused by the flood provoked by the partial impoundment of the Mékin Dam, and as regards the extremely fragile situation of the property in the face of these threats; Reiterates its deep concern regarding the fact that the joint World Heritage/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission of 2015 had noted ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
State Parties: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 8B.8 and 39 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 36th (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Commends the States Parties for intensifying their efforts to coordinate anti-poaching efforts, notes, however, that poaching of large mammals and consumption of bushmeat is on the increase, and requests the States Parties to further strengthen their efforts to combat environmental crime and for the seizure of weapons of war within the perimeter of the property, as well as ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Sangha Trinational
State Parties: Cameroon Central African Republic Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 38 COM 7B.89, adopted at its 38th session (Doha, 2014), Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party towards controlling and reducing gold mining with the assistance from the regional consultation committee, reiterates its position that mining exploration and exploitation are incompatible with World Heritage status, which is supported by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Position Statement of not undertaking such activities within World Heritage properties, and ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Taï National Park
State Parties: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 35 COM 8B.6, 38 COM 7B.91 and 39 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 35th (UNESCO, 2011), 38th (Doha, 2014) and 39th (Bonn, 2015) sessions respectively, Taking note of the progress of the Lake Elementaita Wildlife Sanctuary boundary modification project, which aims to address encroachment and clearance of natural riparian vegetation in the areas adjoining the property by expanding the protected area, requests the State Party to submit a map of the new proposed boundaries, and encourages the State Party ...
Session: 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (41 COM)
Year: 2017
Sites: Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
State Parties: Kenya
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