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10. The Committee adopted the agenda as it had been set out in Document SC-91/CONF.002/1.  
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
11. Mr. Azedine Beschaouch (Tunisia) was elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation. Mr. Diaz Barrio (Mexico) was elected as the Rapporteur, and the following members of the Committee were elected as Vice-Chairpersons: Brazil, France, Senegal, Thailand and the United States of America.  
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
18. The monitoring report presented by the Secretariat dealt with the following sites: Xanthos-Letoon (Turkey), the City of Valletta (Malta), Shibam (Yemen), National Historical Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers (Haiti), Kathmandu Valley (Nepal), Moenjodaro (Pakistan), and the Madara Rider (Bulgaria). Monitoring visits had been made to seventeen sites by an expert who was in charge of ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro City of Valletta Kathmandu Valley Madara Rider Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers Old Walled City of Shibam Xanthos-Letoon
Country: Bulgaria Haiti Malta Nepal Pakistan Portugal Turkey Yemen
27. Special attention was given by the Committee to the dangers threatening the World Heritage sites during armed conflict. The Secretariat informed the Committee of the situation of the historical City of Dubrovnik. It also announced the decision of the Director-General to launch an international campaign for the restoration of Dubrovnik. 28. Aware of the fact that it represents 123 States, ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
31. Two other observers drew the attention of the Committee to the situation of the cultural heritage in Iraq. One of them requested UNESCO to send a mission to Iraq in order to evaluate the restoration work required on the sites damaged by war. The Secretariat informed the Committee that the Director-General of UNESCO was ready to send an intersectoral mission to Iraq as soon as he receives ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Country: Iraq
34. The Committee was satisfied with the joint efforts of the Secretariat and IUCN to provide information on the status of conservation of an increasing number of natural and mixed World Heritage sites. The Committee was informed of the co-operation between UNESCO, UNEP and the World Tourism Organization (WTO) in organizing an international workshop on the sustainable development of tourism ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia) When this site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988, the Committee requested IUCN to provide a report on the status of conservation in 1991. The Committee noted that IUCN had gathered some information but, as requested by the representative of IUCN, deferred the submission of this monitoring report until 1992, to accommodate the findings of a ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
Iguazu National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) The Committee noted that eight helicopters simultaneously overfly these adjacent sites which cover the same waterfall area. Over 7,000 visitors had registered complaints and local conservation groups are opposed to the use of helicopters in the area because it contravenes legal regulations for air traffic over ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Iguaçu National Park Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) The Committee noted that the Bulgarian authorities were considering a major expansion of this site to include the area of the Rhodope Mountains and recognized the potential for establishing a transfrontier site with Greece that could be one of the most outstanding sites of Europe. The Committee encouraged the Bulgarian authorities to proceed with the extension ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
Srebarna Biosphere Reserve (Bulgaria) The Committee was concerned to note that the water quality and balance in this small World Heritage site (600 ha) has deteriorated to such an extent that the site is no longer ecologically viable; large colonies of water birds, except for the Dalmation Pelican, are absent, and many of the passerine species have emigrated or occur only in low numbers. The ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
Dinosaur Provincial Park (Canada) The Committee noted that IUCN agreed, in principle, to deleting 1,415 acres of privately owned land comprising natural gas deposits from this site and including 1,478 acres of higher geological value as compensation. The Committee noted that the technology used to drill gas wells had low impacts but pointed out that it would be concerned if the drilling ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Dinosaur Provincial Park
Country: Canada
Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada) The Committee recalled that logging was permitted within this site and that as many as 3,200 of the Park's bison population were affected by brucellosis and tuberculosis. The Committee was satisfied to note that forestry regulations are now more strictly enforced by the Canadian Park Service personnel and that negotiations are underway to terminate logging ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
Talamanca-La Amistad (Costa Rica/Panama) The Committee was pleased to note that in accordance with its request the authorities of Costa Rica and Panama had agreed to a single listing of this site. The Committee was satisfied that the Costa Rican authorities had agreed to the IUCN recommendation to delete three Indian reserves and add one forest and wildlife refuge. In accordance with another ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
Sangay National Park (Ecuador) The Committee was satisfied to note that the Secretariat, based upon the information provided by IUCN, had sought clarification on the construction of an eight-kilometre highway through this Park. The Committee was pleased to note that the Sub-Secretariat of Forestry and Natural Resources in Ecuador had been able to halt the construction of this road until ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
Mt.Nimba Nature Reserve (Côte d'Ivoire/Guinea) The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its last session requested the Guinean authorities to submit a new file stating the boundaries of the property receiving adequate protection, and the long-term guarantees for that protection. The Committee was glad to note that such a file had been submitted by the Guinean authorities and that IUCN ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) The Committee noted that there had been a recent change in the national agency responsible for the management of this site. The Vice-President of Honduras requested the Committee at its last session to include this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee was informed that the new management authority would submit to the Secretariat ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) The Committee recalled that this site had been threatened by the invasion of the Sanctuary by the people of the Bodo tribe in 1989. The Committee was concerned that there had been no response from Indian authorities to its recommendation, made in 1989 and 1990, to nominate this site to the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Committee noted that a survey ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
Royal Chitwan National Park (Nepal) The Committee was pleased to note that the Irrigation Department and the Nepal Planning Commission have formally dropped their plans for a US$30 million irrigation project to divert the Rapti River which would have seriously threatened the integrity of this Park. A study undertaken by the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Bank, following the ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Chitwan National Park
Country: Nepal
Djoudj National Park (Senegal) The Committee recalled that this site was taken off the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1988, and since then had been the location of a training course from 4-15 March 1991 on Wetland Management, jointly organized by the National Parks Service of Senegal, IUCN's Wetland Programme and the Netherlands Research Institute for Nature ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
Garajonay National Park (Spain) The Committee was informed of a road construction project, funded by EEC as part of a large-scale integrated development scheme for the Island of Gomera. If completed, the road would have had serious impacts on the World Heritage site. The Committee was informed that apparently this threat had now been mitigated. Nevertheless, the Committee asked the ...
Session: 15th session of the Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Garajonay National Park
Country: Spain
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