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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in the management of the property, including the banning of jet-skis and the cancellation of the tourism project on Lam Bo; 4. Takes note of the need to continue to protect the values of Lam Bo from tourism development, and to ensure that revised plans for eco tourism activities are not implemented unless supported by a thorough and objective environmental assessment; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Also recalling that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been repeatedly and significantly impacted by the development of ski facilities and extension of tourism zones, to the extent that the property may be considered for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, 4. Notes that the State Party has resubmitted a proposed extension for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 11A adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) on the Periodic Report for North America, which noted the continued excellent cooperation between the States Parties of Canada and the United States of America, 3. Noting the information provided by the State Party of Canada during its 33rd session, in particular that there is currently no coal mining or coalbed methane extraction in the property or the adjacent Flathead Valley, 4. Also recalling the conclusions of the1988 ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
Country: Canada United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the improved legal protection through the Executive Order of 15 June 2007 and the completion of the management plan 2009-2014 in 2008 and requests the national, regional and local authorities to ensure their implementation; 4. Requests the State Party to collaborate with other States Parties whose World Heritage properties contain glaciers to monitor the impacts on those properties of global climate change, and to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Ilulissat Icefjord
Country: Denmark
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the report of the 2008 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission, and notes with concern that an area of 82,371 ha within the property in Belarus has not been managed in a way compatible with its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Also notes that there are a number of threats to the property including fragmentation resulting from fencing of the border and vehicular trails, impacts of invasive red ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Acknowledges the detailed report and environmental impact assessment (EIA) according to international standards provided by the State Party on the cable car project consisting of three stations of which one station is located within the inscribed property; 3. Notes with concern that the EIA did not directly consider the Outstanding Universal Value of the property as a key consideration in its evaluation of the project; 4. Requests that the State Party carry out a rapid assessment of the possible impacts of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Laurisilva of Madeira
Country: Portugal
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.21, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party of the Republic of Moldova did not provide a report as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th and 32nd sessions; 4. Welcomes the progress made with exchange of information and cooperation between the States Parties of Romania and Ukraine concerning the Danube Delta ecosystem; 5. Encourages the harmonization and coordination of all European Union projects in the River Basin of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Danube Delta
Country: Romania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress reported in the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party on enhancing the management of the property and in responding to the recommendations of the 2007 World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission; 4. Notes with concern that the proposed Altai gas pipeline remains a threat to the property and requests an unequivocal confirmation of the decision to abandon the development of ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the measures taken by the State Party to strengthen the management of the property, to confirm the operating budget and to reduce locally-generated pollution in Lake Baikal, and in particular, to finalise the closed water system within the Baikalsk pulp and paper mill; 4. Notes with concern that measures to halt illegal constructions on the shores still appear to be ineffective, that ongoing problems of local ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Urges the State Party to resolve as soon as possible the issue of the legal protection regime for the property, delimitation of its buffer zones and regulations concerning buffer zones management; 4. Encourages the State Party to increase control and patrolling of the property to discourage illegal activities within the property and to increase awareness-raising and the involvement of the local communities and ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee: 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 32d session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes that the State Party has prepared and submitted a management plan for the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004); and encourages the State Party to ensure its implementation to strengthen the integrity, protection and management of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to confirm to the World Heritage Centre that the necessary ministerial approval and adequate ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 22 COM VII.27, adopted at its 22nd session (Kyoto, 1998), 3. Expresses its serious concern with regard to the possibility of creating an enclave for mining activities within the Yugyd Va National Park, component of the Virgin Komi Forests World Heritage property and requests the State Party not to proceed with any development that could threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to comply with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines and to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.17 and 32 COM 7B.27 adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the ongoing research efforts taking place at the property; 4. Notes with concern the threats to the property by invasive species and the decline in conservation status of Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Tristan Albatross and Gough Bunting; 5. Requests the State Party to ensure continuous programmes of eradication of Sagina for at least the next three years, and to ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.33, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with great concern that the moratorium on mangrove cutting has expired and that the State Party has been facilitating the on-going sale, lease and development of lands within the property, resulting in ascertained danger to its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Further notes the weak institutional coordination mechanisms with regard to the management and protection of Outstanding Universal Value of the ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes with extreme concern the existing and potential threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property as described in the state of conservation report submitted by the State Party; 4. Welcomes the State Party's request for inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger in order to encourage national and international assistance and support required to address the threats affecting this ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Commends the State Party of Costa Rica for its on-going management efforts and its systematic analysis of the conservation challenges to the property, and notes its report on the proposed follow-up actions relating to the World Heritage Committee's previous decisions, and urges it to implement these actions, namely: a) Ensure that tenure and permitted lands uses for all lands within the property boundaries are clarified ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Notes the progress achieved by the State Party in enhancing the management of the property, including the support for effective management capacity for the property; 4. Also welcomes the support provided by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), WWF Canada and other international NGOs towards management activities and programmes that are under implementation in the context of the new management plan for 2009-2013; 5. ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Country: Cuba
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Regrets that the State Party has not provided a state of conservation report for the property, as requested in Decision 32 COM 7B.38; 4. Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2010, a report on further progress achieved in the implementation of the recommendations made by the 2006 monitoring mission, including a response to the report on illegal logging by Global ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.13, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes that the State Party has recently adopted the Coiba National Park management plan, as recommended in Decision 29 COM 8B.13; 4. Urges the State Party to finalize the management plan for the Special Zone of Marine Protection of the property and to ensure its effective implementation, and reminds the State Party of the recommendation made by IUCN in its evaluation of the nomination, that commercial fisheries need careful ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
Country: Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Takes note of the activities reported in the State Party's report on the state of conservation of the property but also notes that this does not address many of the key points of Decision 32 COM 7B.40, nor include detailed baseline information on current land use within the property and a description of the development application and review process as previously requested by the World Heritage Committee; 4. Expresses its serious ...
Session: 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (33 COM)
Year: 2009
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia