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18BUR(1994)
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The Bureau recalled that the site was inscribed in 1983 and placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992. Furthermore, it noted that considerable discussion had taken place both at the Committee and it's Bureau sessions regarding the possible delisting of the site, and that IUCN reports on the status of the site indicating the degradation of its natural values have been reviewed ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
The Bureau recalled that the site was inscribed in 1983 and added to the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992 due to threats from poaching and a road construction. A field mission was carried out in 1993 and a report was submitted to the seventeenth session of the World Heritage Committee in December 1993. A short up-date report has been provided by the IUCN Office in Ecuador, indicating ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The Bureau took note that the Government of India finally responded to the concerns of the World Heritage Committee and its Bureau by letter dated 24 January 1994. However, the Bureau showed continued concern with regard to the management of the site, the increase in poaching and the continuous decline of this World Heritage site in Danger. It therefore, endorsed international assistance, if ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The Bureau was informed of a recent IUCN mission to the site giving an account on (a) the implementation of the Commonwealth and State Management Agreement which has been signed, but no further action has been taken so far and (b) on the efforts to achieve more effective conservation of the site, for which improvements have been made. The Bureau requested the Centre to write to the ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Shark Bay, Western Australia
Country: Australia
The Bureau took note that several reports have been sent to the Centre and Bureau members by the Wilderness Society concerning Tasmania World Heritage site and the impact of logging operations in areas adjacent to the current World Heritage area. By letter of 22 March 1994, the Centre informed the Permanent Delegate of Australia and requested a response from the Australian authorities ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The Bureau was informed by IUCN of the first World Heritage mission to this mixed site. The report indicated problems at the site with landowner residents, aboriginal concerns as well as the fact that no management plan has yet been prepared. However, the Commonwealth is taking up these issues and furthermore, a socio­economic impact study is underway. IUCN suggested that all authorities ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Willandra Lakes Region
Country: Australia
The Bureau was informed that a fire broke out at Isabela Island on 12 April 1994 and was discovered by a patrol boat of the Galapagos National Park authorities. The fire combat was very difficult, involving park personnel and both the army and the navy. After one month the fire was under control, but 4,500 ha were burnt. The giant tortoises are not at risk, but the extinction danger remains. ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The Bureau recalled that at its sixteenth session it noted concern over increasing forestry activities at the site, however, no mission was carried out. A recent report by WWF and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (EPC) on the ecological state of the site indicates serious threats, including overgrazing, chemical pollution as well as a proposed hydrodam construction. IUCN stressed ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
The Bureau took note of the Centre's report on the Paris-Dakar rally crossing the site, which had very little impact on the ecological situation of the Park. IUCN reported on the plan to capture six monk seals from the seal population of the park (100­130) and move them to Antibes (Southern France) for captive breeding. After some discussion on captive breeding experiences, the Bureau ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The Bureau took note of the report by IUCN on the following issues: (a) legal matters, in particular land claims and sacred sites of the Maori people; (b) continued cattle grazing which has an impact on the natural World Heritage values and should be phased out, and (c) that the 1986 IUCN recommendation to include the site of the coastal forest (Waitutu forest) in the World Heritage area, was ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
The Bureau was informed that a fire broke out at the site on 22 February 1994 in the buffer zone area and rapidly swept through the site. A report by the Forest Fire Control and Rescue Division of the Royal Forest Department in Bangkok indicated that fire fighting was difficult, particularly in the mountain area of the Sanctuary. It furthermore stated that the fire was completely extinguished ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
Country: Thailand
The Delegate of the United States informed the Bureau about a report concerning Yellowstone National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1978. The Park is faced with a proposed mining project of a gold mine two miles north of the northeast boundary of the site. The area concerned is both public and private with 20% under the administration of the US Forest Service. The mine would ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The Bureau was informed that the property was one of the most important black rhino refuges at the date of inscription with a population of 500. The ten remaining rhinos are being captured and translocated for intensive protection. The site has never received assistance from the World Heritage Fund to control poaching. The Bureau raised concern about this loss of one of the World Heritage ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
Country: Zimbabwe
Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of the Division of Physical Heritage, recalled the recommendations made by the Committee at the time of the inscription of the Angkor site on the World Heritage List in December 1992, and informed the Bureau of the latest action taken by the Director-General of UNESCO for the safeguard of Angkor. The Director-General decided to give additional support to the ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The three mosques of Djingareiber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia were placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1990. These properties are threatened by obvious, precise and imminent dangers: a) serious alteration of the mud construction materials b) serious alteration of the structures c) the climatic factor of desertification. The Bureau was informed of the content of the report, ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
During its present session, the Secretariat informed the Bureau that this site, inscribed in 1978, continued to be threatened by frequent floods. However, thanks to financial assistance from the European Union, the Polish authorities have at their disposal the necessary pumping material to maintain a satisfactory level of salubrity of the historic part of the mine. Furthermore, Bureau ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
Country: Poland
The Coordinator of the MAP/UNEP "100 historical sites" programme presented this archaeological site inscribed in 1992, which is immerged below 1.50m of water due to subsidence. However, the maintenance work there is being carried out in a satisfactory manner by the Archaeological Institute of the Department of Antiquities, in spite of the lack of human and financial resources. The Bureau was ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
The Bureau was informed about the results of a World Heritage Centre monitoring mission to the existing five cultural World Heritage Sites in China, namely the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, the Mogao Caves and the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian. The mission had been generally impressed with the standard of maintenance ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Mogao Caves Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian The Great Wall
Country: China
The MAP/UNEP Coordinator of the "100 historical sites" Programme emphasized the exemplary character of the conservation measures. He reported on the considerable financial support from the Municipality, and he briefly outlined the "Safeguard Plan for the Enhancement of the Safeguarded Sector of Arles". He also mentioned the plan for preventive action to combat atmosphericpollution to conserve ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
Country: France
The Bureau was informed of the outcome of an ICOMOS mission which visited Lubeck in May 1994 to discuss problems arising from the development plans for the city centre. The Bureau recommended that the authorities in Lubeck be encouraged to revise its heritage protection legislation so as to allow sufficient time for the proper investigation of the city's rich archaeological heritage and to ...
Session: 18th session of the Bureau (CONF 001)
Year: 1994
Sites: Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Country: Germany
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