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15BUR(1991)
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31. The Bureau recalled that the Committee, at its last session, expressed serious concerns regarding the infection of the remaining 3,200 bison in this Park by brucellosis and tuberculosis, as well as with logging operations. The Bureau was informed of a longer term threat to the integrity of the site caused by activities upstream along the Peace/Athabasca Rivers, which include the expansion ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
The Bureau was pleased to note that the Australian Cabinet has decided not to allow mining at Coronation Hill, located in an area that is being considered for nomination as an extension to this World Heritage site as part of Stage III of the expansion. The Australian observer informed the Bureau that the proposed Stage III of the extension of Kakadu National Park would add approximately ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
The Bureau recalled that the Committee, when it inscribed this site on the World Heritage List in 1988, requested IUCN to submit a progress report in 1991 on the implementation of an effective management regime. The Bureau noted that although a management agency has been set up, the Director and staff were only recently appointed and that the management planning process has been delayed and ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
The Bureau recalled that these two sites cover the same waterfall area which extends across the two countries. The Bureau was concerned that, for tourist purposes, eight helicopters now simultaneously overfly the falls causing serious acoustic disturbance in an otherwise natural setting, and that more than 7,000 visitors have registered complaints. The Bureau also noted that local ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Iguaçu National Park Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
The Bureau noted with satisfaction that a major expansion of this site, to include a large area of the Rhodope Mountains, is now under consideration by the Bulgarian authorities. The Bureau wished to encourage the Bulgarian authorities to proceed with the extension of Pirin and to consider submitting a revised nomination of the expanded site. The Bureau also noted the comment of the IUCN ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The Bureau noted that in order to accommodate the exploitation of some of the gas deposits under this site which are privately owned, the boundaries of this site have been modified to excise 1,415 acres and add 1,478 acres of higher geological value. Although the Bureau was satisfied with the fact that this swap met the approval of the Provincial Parks Branch of Alberta and the slanted ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Dinosaur Provincial Park
Country: Canada
The Bureau noted with concern that despite a large-scale EEC project, this Park still had no management plan; it continued to be poached intensively, though there had been an appreciable reduction of poaching, particularly of elephants. The loss of six wardens, killed by poachers early in the year, was a regrettable occurrence; the Bureau wished to offer its condoleances to the victims' ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The Bureau was pleased to note that as requested by the Committee at its last session, the Panamanian authorities have agreed to the inscription of this transborder national park as a single site on the World Heritage List. The Bureau urged the Costa Rican authorities to clarify their position to the Secretariat on this matter. The Bureau recalled that during its last session in Banff, the ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The Bureau noted with satisfaction that a plan to develop the infrastructures of this Park, funded by the World Bank in the amount of 500 million CFA Francs, was under way. In particular, it should make it possible to improve surveillance and combat local poaching. The Bureau also noted that the Côte d'Ivoire wished to set up a research station for the purpose of studying the ecosystems ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The Bureau noted with satisfaction that this Park benefitted from strong support of German and WWF co-operation for research and conservation of the site, and in the future, incorporation of its peripheral zones in an integrated development plan. But the site was under threat from poachers and from the arrival in the area of refugees from Liberia. Consequently the Bureau wished to encourage ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The Bureau recalled that this site was one of the first natural areas to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. It was abandoned by the staff of the Wildlife Conservation Organization in 1985 due to civil unrest in the area. Since then there are no reliable reports of its condition. A new government is now being formed and hence the Bureau requested that the Secretariat contact the ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The Secretariat had indicated that it had received, and passed on to the French authorities, another letter from a French association for the protection of the environment drawing attention to potential dangers to this site arising from two projects: the construction of an industrial pig farm and the opening of a leisure park. In reply, the French observer assured the Bureau that neither of ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Country: France
The Bureau took cognizance of the IUCN report on the plan to exploit an iron ore deposit which, though situated outside the Nature Reserve proper, nevertheless lay within the site inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981. The Bureau also noted the remark of a Guinean observer who recalled the commitments contained in the new management plan of the Mont Nimba Biosphere Reserve which the ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The Bureau recalled that the Honduran authorities had requested the Committee, at its last session, to include this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee had suggested at that time that the Honduran authorities submit a request for international assistance from the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau noted that such a request had not yet been received and urged the ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The Bureau noted with concern that the integrity of this site continues to be threatened by the invasion of a resistance movement which has burnt buildings, destroyed bridges, killed a number of park guards, looted most Park facilities, poached numerous rhinos, elephants, tigers and other wildlife, removed valuable trees and depleted fish stocks in the Manas River. The Bureau recalled that ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
Since this site was removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1988, IUCN, in co-operation with the Direction des Parcs Nationaux du Senegal (DPN) and the Netherlands Research Institute of Nature Management, has prepared an up-date of actions on the management plan with special emphasis on the interactions between the Park and the surrounding communities. IUCN's Regional Office in ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The Bureau noted that its recommended study of the ecological and socio-economic impacts of the traces of the two roads -across or around the Park - had been successfully carried out by an independent team which had reached the following conclusions: though both roads would adversely affect the integrity of the Park, the road across it would be less damaging in the long term, provided that a ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The Bureau recalled that the integrity of this site was threatened by intensive poaching of its elephant and rhino populations during the 1980s. The Bureau was concerned by a proposed plan of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development to open a route through this reserve to drive cattle from the north to the south of Tanzania. Livestock from northern Tanzania carry several ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The Bureau was informed that this site was threatened by a proposed hydropower project which would affect water quality in the Tara River and flood a portion of the Tara Canyon, which is one of this site's World Heritage values. The Bureau was also concerned that the Government of Montenegro, who have authority over the Park, is constructing a large asphalt plant upstream beside the Tara ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Durmitor National Park
Country: Montenegro
The Bureau was concerned that this Park has been abandoned by the staff due to the civil unrest in the region and that destruction of forests and park facilities, hunting of bears and dynamite fishing were occurring due to lack of any supervision of the Park. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to convey its concern to the Yugoslav authorities and urge them to seek a speedy solution to the ...
Session: 15th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1991
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
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