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13BUR(1989)
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The Bureau was glad to learn that, thanks in part to support provided under the World Heritage Fund, the situation of this site had greatly improved. The Bureau re-considered this matter under the agenda item concerning nominations/exclusion from the List of World Heritage in Danger (see paragraph XI.28.C.).
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
2) Garamba National Park (Zaire) The joint project to rehabilitate this Park run by the Frankfurt Zoological Society/WWF/World Heritage Fund met with considerable success since no more rhinoceros have been poached in the last 5 years, the rhinoceros population has increased by 50% and a better management regime has been established. The Park recently celebrated the 50th anniversary since its ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Bureau recalled that IUCN had reported on the deteriorating situation of this site on several occasions and that the Committee had requested the Ivoirian authorities to propose its inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger. It noted that the Secretariat had contacted the Ivoirian authorities, but that only recently a response had been obtained in the form of a request for ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The Bureau was informed of the project to construct a major highway across the Park, which would be financed by a number of Development Banks. Several impact studies - some contradictory in their conclusions - had been made: the Bureau expressed its preference for the alternative route outside of the Park to the North, which in addition to preserving the natural values of Niokolo-Koba, would ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The Bureau wished firstly to commend the Zimbabwean authorities for their efforts to protect the remaining rhinoceros and elephant populations. The Bureau expressed great concern however over the proposed oil exploration programme, particularly in the light of a very negative report submitted to the Secretariat by the Zimbabwe National Commission for Unesco. The Bureau therefore requested the ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
The Bureau learnt of several threats to this site, including a proposal to excise a large section of land for settlement. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to contact the Ecuadorian authorities to express its concern over the proposed excision and to encourage them to draw up a request for technical cooperation to support the elaboration of a revised management plan addressing many of the ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The Bureau noted with satisfaction that the two States Parties had recently undertaken measures to coordinate the management and protection of these contiguous parks containing the famous waterfalls. In response to the suggestion of the IUCN representative to encourage the States Parties' acceptance to list these waterfalls under one name on the World Heritage List, the representative of ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Iguaçu National Park Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
The Bureau noted that the preparatory assistance mission to this site in November 1988 had resulted in the elaboration of a two-year Unesco/UNDP project on evaluating the impact of iron-ore extraction on the natural values of the site and elaborating an integrated management plan which would improve protective measures and encourage socio-economic development of the transition zone. The ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Following a request of the Committee on 21 April 1989, the American authorities submitted a report on the fire management policy review and the recovery plan following the 1988 wildfires. The Bureau wished to thank the American authorities for this report and for their offer to make it available for other States Parties.
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The Bureau noted that this site had recently been invaded by several hundreds of local people which had caused great damage to the park and the loss of several lives. The Indian authorities had sent in the police to halt further destruction, but the problem of illegal encroachment was still not resolved. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to contact the Indian authorities to express its ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The Bureau was informed by the representative of the Government of Australia of proceedings instituted against it before the Federal Court by the Government of Queensland with respect to the protection of the site of the Wet Tropics of Queensland inscribed on the World Heritage List in December 1988. The judge of the Federal Court is called upon to examine the question whether the ban decided ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
The IUCN representative also gave reports on the conservation status of Rio Platano (Honduras), Manu National Park (Peru), Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia), Sagarmatha (Nepal), Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada).
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Ichkeul National Park Manú National Park Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Sagarmatha National Park Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Honduras Nepal Peru Tunisia United States of America
14. The Bureau approved the following requests for international assistance for conducting regional training workshops in the field of natural heritage conservation and protected area management: A. Qatar (for the Arab region), 7-20 October 1989 - US$30,000 B. College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, United Republic of Tanzania (for anglophone African countries), in February 1990 - ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Country: Qatar Senegal United Republic of Tanzania
15. The Bureau reviewed another request from Tanzania, for the purchase of equipment for protecting the archaeological and palaeontological site of Olduvai Gorge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the United Republic of Tanzania. The Bureau, however, deferred its recommendations on this request, since the site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List under natural criteria. The ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
16. The Bureau heard details of an application for technical assistance amounting to about US$320,000 submitted by the Syrian Arab Republic for a conservation programme for the Old City of Aleppo. The Bureau agreed to grant the Syrian authorities preparatory assistance to enable them to draw up a large-scale project for submission to funding sources other than the World Heritage Fund, the ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Ancient City of Aleppo
Country: Syrian Arab Republic
26. The Bureau considered that, if the Government of Mali so wished, a preparatory assistance mission could be organized with a view to helping the authorities concerned to work out an appropriate nomination file on Timbuktu (mosques, cemeteries and mausoleums) to the List of World Heritage in Danger. This nomination file could be presented to one of the next sessions of the ...
Session: 13th session of the Bureau (CONF 003)
Year: 1989
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali