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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7A, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7A.31, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not yet proposed a new date for the high level meeting requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) and urges the State Party to set a date for this meeting as soon as possible in consultation with the Office of the Director General of UNESCO, the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee and the President of IUCN; 4. Welcomes the continued commitment ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that, in its report, the State Party did not consider a number of the threats to the property that have been noted in previous decisions; 4. Expresses its concern that mining activities are progressing near the property and its buffer zone, in advance of consideration of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA); 5. Urges the State Party to ensure that the operations of the mining concessions ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in addressing threats and management issues in the property, in particular; efforts to involve local communities in the management of the property and the development of income- generating activities within the property as well as the development of a regular ecological monitoring plan to monitor the values and integrity of the property ; 4. Notes with satisfaction the results ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.1 adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session; 4. Notes with satisfaction the findings of the mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is intact and that the effectiveness of its management is considered to be at its highest level since the inscription of the property on the World ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the on-going efforts of the State Party to restore the functioning of the wetlands to support birdlife, to improve the overall management of the property and to involve local communities in the management of the property; 4. Also notes the importance of specific monitoring on the state of conservation of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; and requests the State Party to take this into account in its ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the report of the State Party, including the noted progress and the assessment of the significant challenges facing the property, notably in relation to protection and effective management of its values, governance and the relationship with private landowners, and wider threats from illegal development and water pollution; 4. Regrets that extensive illegal developments have taken place and have had a negative ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Vredefort Dome
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to improve connectivity amongst the different components of the property, as well as its intention to prepare an extension for the property; 4. Notes the reported progress towards the establishment of an overall management board for the property as well as efforts to increase financial resources for the control of invasive species and address the impacts of wildfires in the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with satisfaction the progress made by the State Party in addressing threats and management issues in the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to establish a sustainable financing strategy for the property and calls on the international donor community to continue its support for the management of the property; 5. Urges the State Party to take the necessary steps to ensure that all licences ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the conclusion of the World Heritage Centre / IUCN monitoring mission that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property appears to be intact but that pressures on the property are again increasing; 4. Expresses its utmost concern about the on-going mineral exploration within the property, as well as planned oil exploration activities and potential dam projects inside the property; 5. Regrets that the State Party ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern that while progress was made on certain issues, many of the recommendations of the 2007 mission are not yet fully implemented and in some cases, decisions were made against the recommendations; 4. Also expresses its concern that human pressure on the ecosystem, resulting from a growing resident population is leading to over grazing and increasing agricultural use of the land, and increasing tourism ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Urges the State Party to ensure that the water resource studies recommended by Environmental Impact Assessment studies are carried out as quickly as possible; and to provide copies of these studies to the World Heritage Centre; 4. Notes the steps taken towards transboundary collaboration on integrated water resource management of the Mara River between the State Party of Tanzania and the State Party of Kenya and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: Kenya United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the State Party's efforts to manage sustainably the marine resources of the property; and establish a fund to ensure sustainable financing for the property; 4. Also notes the significant international support of International Banc d'Arguin Foundation (FIBA) and international partners and welcomes the partnerships being developed on remote sensing; 5. Urges the State Party to complete the «Plan d'Intervention ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.10, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party, with the support of International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund and the UNESCO Special Appeal fund, in restoring damaged or destroyed infrastructure; 4. Commends the State Party for its efforts in developing a longer term response through a 5 year rehabilitation project for the property, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.10; 5. Takes note of the further needs for ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the efforts of the Government of Assam to upgrade the conservation status of a part of the North Karbi Anglong reserve forest to a Wildlife Sanctuary, which will support the protection of the values of the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to report on trends in key wildlife populations, in order to allow effective monitoring of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, and to assess the impact ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Kaziranga National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the prescribed water supply measures have not yet been completed and urges the State Party to ensure that the infrastructure requirements necessary to ensure the needs of the property for water supply are completed in 2009; 4. Reiterates its request for the State Party to conduct a detailed study of the trends in the biodiversity values of the property including time series data; 5. Requests the State Party ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that substantial progress has been made by the State Party in implementing the Emergency Action Plan, to improve the management of the property and address illegal logging and other illegal activities; 4. Notes with extreme concern that the property continues to face heavy pressure from illegal activities, including encroachment, which are a major threat to the integrity of the property, as confirmed by three ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 26 COM 21B.15, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Takes note of the reports of on-going conflict of land rights within and adjacent to the property which, if not urgently resolved, could threaten the effectiveness in managing the property and impact its integrity; 4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the above allegations concerning unresolved claims of traditional land use as well as on ways in which the State Party and the management ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.19, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide information on the Kongde View Resort and the Supreme Court decision, and any other developments within the property and to carry out consultation with stakeholders on mitigation measures before any ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts of the State Party for the management of the property and the strong commitment of NGOs to providing financial assistance, research and monitoring and capacity-building activities to support the property; 4. Welcomes the inter-agency cooperation at the provincial and national levels to support the property and encourages these stakeholders to continue this work particularly towards improving enforcement ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session; 4. Notes the establishment of a single management association for the property, but expresses its concern that there is no confirmation about the finalisation of the World Heritage Protection Bill, nor up to date information on the other issues facing the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands