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A meeting of a small Drafting Group to prepare the revision of the  Operational Guidelines will be held at UNESCO Headquarters from 8 to 12 October 2001 instead of 10-14 September 2001 as originally arranged. On an exceptional basis, the Bureau decided to allocate the sum of US$30,000 from the World Heritage Fund in 2001 (Chapter III – International Assistance) for the ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Country: Australia
V.2          The Bureau was informed that the Minister of State for the Environment, by letter of 19 June 2001,  notified the Centre that the Colon Road had been definitively closed as of 13 June 2001. Nearly 300 cadres belonging to the Brazilian Federal Police took part in the operation, sinking the raft used as transport and scarifying the ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
V.6          The Bureau noted that the State Party has yet to respond to the recommendations of the twenty-fourth session of the Committee (Cairns, 2000). The Bureau learnt that the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences prepared, with financial support from the Ramsar Small Grants Fund for Wetlands Conservation and Wise Use, a management plan for Srebarna. ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
V.8          The Bureau noted that representatives of the Centre, IUCN, the State Party and the Earth Conservancy, a conservation NGO working closely with the State Party to protect the site, undertook a site visit from 5 to 13 May 2001 to assess the state of conservation and prepare a rehabilitation plan for the site. The Bureau took note of the ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
V.15       This site too has been threatened by coltan miners. Efforts to control poaching and mining have been somewhat more successful in Okapi than in Kahuzi Biega. The armed forces of Uganda assisted the staff to evict several poachers from Okapi in late 2000. The leader of the rebel group in control of this part of the DRC territory had ordered the removal ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
V.18       This was the only site under direct control of ICCN-Kinshasa.  In Salonga, the Director General of ICCN has developed a number of small projects supporting the conservation of key wildlife species in co-operation with NGO partners like the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (ZSM) and the Max Plank Institute (MPI) of Germany. IUCN has been informed by ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
V.29       The Bureau learned that a Centre/IUCN mission was fielded to the site from 8 to 13 April 2001 and noted the detailed report on the conclusions and recommendations of the mission submitted as WHC-2001/CONF.205/INF.7. V.30       The Bureau was informed that a high-level mission to the site had been fielded in March 2000 by ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
V.34       The Bureau learned that the Centre has been co-operating with the Fauna and Flora International (FFI), a conservation NGO working with the Governments of the two States Parties, and with Liberia which embraces parts of the Mt Nimba ecosystem. Two meetings to promote dialogue among the three countries, FFI, the Centre and other stakeholders were planned ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
V.36       The Bureau was informed that the State Party has not yet responded to the conclusions and recommendations of the UNESCO/IUCN mission undertaken to the site in October 2000. The Bureau noted that Rio Platano has been included as a pilot site in two projects approved by the UN Foundation for execution by the Centre in July 2000. They are: ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
V.38       The Bureau was informed that the IUCN/Centre mission to the site, foreseen for May 2001, is now postponed until October/November 2001 due to climatic and security related reasons. IUCN has received reports that indicate continuing insurgency in the area. Alleged in-fighting within the United Liberation Front of Assam is speculated to have caused a ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
V.42       The Bureau was informed that since the end of the rebellion in the area, a number of visits to the Reserves have been fielded by the national agency responsible for the management of the site. Local people have regained their confidence and are actively participating in development activities. The Programme of Support for the Management of the Natural ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
V.45       The Bureau recalled that at its last session (Cairns, 2000), the Committee approved a sum of US$ 130,475 for a project on the "Fight against Salvinia molesta in the Delta of the Senegal River at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary". Since then, the Centre and IUCN, together with the Ramsar Secretariat and the State Party, have been developing a plan to ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
V.51       The Bureau was informed that the total rainfall during the years 1999 and 2000 has been below average and insufficient to trigger the closing of the sluice gates at Oued Tinja, resulting in sea water flowing into the Lake. No release of water from other sources has been made in an effective manner during the years 2000 and 2001. Salinity of the Lake ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
V.57       The Bureau was pleased to learn that security conditions in the Park have improved and that this Park will be re-opened to visitors in July 2001. Security has been improving since the beginning of 2000 through the efforts of the Uganda Police Department Force (UPDF). The Central Tourist Circuit has been opened and maintained as of March 2000. In ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
V.60       The Bureau was informed that the State Party has provided a detailed report on the state of conservation of this site, updating actions taken during the first half of 2001. The salient features of the report are:  Structural modifications and acquisition of key lands judged necessary for restoration on the periphery of the Park are progressing ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
V.62       The Bureau learnt that the State Party has provided a detailed report on the state of conservation of Yellowstone; the salient features of the report are: Although the New World Mine had been acquired from its owner, i.e. Crown Butte Mines, for US$ 65 million and hence will not be developed, clean-up of old mining waste rock and tailings left over ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
V.64       The Secretariat informed the Bureau of the joint mission of UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint Foundation to Albania that was undertaken from 19 to 25 April 2001 at the request of the World Heritage Committee to assess the implementation of the programme of corrective measures that was adopted at the time of the inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
V.70       The Bureau recalled that the inscription of this site on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1999 was prompted by the construction of two intrusive suspension bridges that dominate the extraordinary natural environment of the site. Noting that a large area of over 30 km2, including numerous archaeological ruins, fortifications, palatial complexes, ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
V.75       The Secretariat informed the Bureau of the results of the mission to Oman, recently carried out by the Centre, with particular regard to the good prospect for the restoration of the Fort and the scope and objectives of the Management Plan to be prepared for the conservation and presentation of the site. The Bureau was informed of the decision made by ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
V.79       The Bureau examined the report on the state of conservation as presented within WHC-2001/CONF.205/4 concerning the Shalamar Gardens. The Bureau recalled that the property faced threats caused by the lack of a comprehensive management strategy and plan, urban encroachment and ad-hoc public works. The need for enhancing the capacity of site management ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
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