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Year start:
2003
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2003
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27COM(2003)
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The World Heritage Committee [57], 1. Having taken note of the November 2002 ICOMOS mission findings and recommendations,; 2. Commends the authorities for their efforts to increase the protection and conservation of the property; 3. Notes with appreciation that a seminar on the recovery of the property was organized under the auspices of UNESCO and of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO);4. Strongly supports the current initiative to co-ordinate and manage the conservation process through the design and implementation of a comprehensive Master Plan that includes management ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee [59],1. Takes note of the willingness of the State Party to undertake the actions requested by the Committee over the last years; 2. Invites the State Party to finalize as soon as possible the Master Plan as well as the urban planning and feasibility studies;3. Requests an intermediary progress report to be submitted to the Chairperson of the Committee by 1 October 2003, and, if deemed necessary, that a UNESCO/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission take place;4. Requests the State Party to submit a detailed progress report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Chavin (Archaeological Site)
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee [1],1. Recalling that requests have been made by the Committee and its Bureau to the State Party to take urgent actions to stop illegal poaching in the Reserve and to implement the recommendations of the Sangmelima workshop ("Participative Management and Sustainable Development", 23 - 26 March, 1998, organised by World Heritage Centre),; 2. Noting that the State Party has renewed efforts to improve the management of Dja Faunal Reserve by drafting a management plan,;3. Welcomes the actions being undertaken by the State Party to implement the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalling decision 26 COM 21 (b) 6 taken during the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee, requesting the State Party to provide a detailed report on the situation with regard to poaching of wildlife at the property, and encouraging the State Party to invite a mission to Taï National Park to evaluate the state of conservation of the property and to inform the Committee on whether or not it should be inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger,;2. Takes note of the recent report submitted by the State Party to the World Heritage Centre informing ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalling the decision made at its 23rd session in 1999, requesting the State Party to consider inviting a mission to Comoé National Park during 2000 to review threats to the integrity of the property and plan appropriate emergency rehabilitation measures and to submit a detailed state of conservation report to enable the Committee to consider including this property in the List of World Heritage in Danger,;2. Noting the recent report of the State Party to the World Heritage Centre, received 5 May 2003, which highlights that the situation at this property ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee [2],1. Noting the results of the report provided by the UNESCO and IUCN mission to the property and the existing number of positive actions that have been carried out by the State Party to improve the management of the property and the protection of the World Heritage value of the property,;2. Commends the State Party for positive actions undertaken so far for the conservation of the property, particularly in relation to the control of illegal logging, charcoal kilns and marijuana fields; 3. Urges the State Party to clarify jurisdiction arrangements over the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes with concern the proposed construction of the Dyondyonga electricity dam on the Mekrou River, on the border between the Republics of Niger and Benin, within the W National Park World Heritage property in Niger and the proposed World Heritage property in Benin, currently deferred by the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (April 2002);2. Notes that the proposed construction of a dam, as well as the exploitation of a phosphate mine are a serious potential threat to the integrity of the property;3. Recognises the importance of finding solutions to the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee [3],1. Taking note of the urgent need to re-establish co-operation and confidence among the stakeholders for the purpose of effective conservation and management of St. Lucia Wetland National Park,; 2. Expresses strong concern regarding the potential impacts that the reported developments and the lack of a comprehensive environmental assessment plan might have on the property;3. Encourages the promotion of the development of new skills such as tourism among local communities for a better management of the property;4. Requests the State Party to provide a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes that the road construction from Nouakchott to Nouadhibou has begun;2. Urges the State Party to organize a meeting to define the real impact of this road on the Park and to ensure that the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) study complies with internationally recognized standards, in collaboration with interested donors; 3. Notes that oil exploration in the vicinity of the Park is being carried out, with indications that large reserves in the area may be exploited in the near future, causing a potentially serious threat to the marine life of the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee [4],  1. Expresses its thanks for the State Party's prompt invitation of an IUCN/World Heritage Centre mission to the property in response to the Committee decision 26 COM 21(b) 12; 2. Notes that the World Heritage Centre and IUCN are consulting with concerned authorities in Indonesia to establish the Terms of Reference and determine suitable dates for the mission; 3. Requests the World Heritage Centre and IUCN to co-operate with the State Party to organize the mission as soon as possible in 2003 and submit a detailed report in order that the World Heritage ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee [5],1. Expresses its serious concerns over the failure to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the lack of consultations with the World Heritage Centre or IUCN in the design and implementation of the Kasra Bridge Project and the link road from Durbhagat to Bankatta, despite the protests of the national authority responsible for the property, namely the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation;2. Requests that the Director of the World Heritage Centre write to the highest officials of the concerned bi- and multilateral funding ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee [6],1. Commends the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) for establishing the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) that will address various aspects of the Park and tourism management and provide benefits to local communities;2. Invites the State Party to continue the implementation of priority management needs identified under the Sagarmatha National Park Management Strategy Framework developed in 2000 while the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee [7], 1. Commends the State Party for actions taken to stop illegal fishing in the property while noting the need to ensure the full enforcement of the law in accordance with the World Heritage and National Park status of the property;  1. Requests the State Party to submit a report to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2004, on the illegal fishing activities in the Sulu Sea and to prepare an analysis of its impact on the conservation of World Heritage in that ecosystem in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee,1. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to gather and assess information on the state of conservation of East Rennell (Solomon Islands) and, if necessary, organize a joint UNESCO-IUCN mission to the property, utilizing expertise from the region to ensure that it is cost-effective;2. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to determine the state of preparation of the Resource Management Plan for the property, and the draft national World Heritage Protection Bill, as requested by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property on the World ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee [8],1. Commends the State Party for continuing various aspects of the management of Ha Long Bay, particularly those pertaining to visitor management in caves and to the World Heritage property;2. Notes with appreciation the State Party's provision of information on the work plan for the environmental management of Ha Long Bay World Heritage property by letter dated 8 April 2003;3. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to review the information provided and co-operate with the State Party to find ways and means of expediting the implementation of the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes the information provided by both States Parties;2. Encourages UNESCO and IUCN to undertake a monitoring mission to visit the property in 2003 in co-operation with the States Parties to review the state of conservation of the property and possibilities for transboundary management co-operation and to meet with all relevant stakeholders in both Belarus and Poland;3. Requests a report on the mission to be provided in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalls its decision to defer the inscription of Pirin National Park on the List of World Heritage in Danger until its 27th session (26 COM 21 (b) 2), with decision on this to be based on an assessment of the State Party's response to the UNESCO / IUCN mission report;2. Regrets that the Bulgarian authorities did not provide the report requested by 1 February 2003 until 29 May 2003;3. Welcomes the State Party's report and notes progress made in preparing the management plan for Pirin National Park, with support provided by the Swiss Government;4. ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee [9],1. Acknowledges progress made with the development of a new management plan for the property and the proposed expansion of the property as a long-term process, including consultations with the Deh Cho First Nations; 2. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the development of the new management plan and environmental impact assessment of the proposed mine at Prairie Creek. [9]  Decision adopted without discussion
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Nahanni National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee [10],1. Notes the response from the State Party, as requested by the 26th session of the Committee (26 COM 21 (b) 4);2. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an update on the situation related to the proposal to build a winter road following the Federal Court of Canada's decision. [1]  Decision adopted without discussion
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada