Decision : 29 COM 7B.16
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (Canada)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,
2. Commends the State Party of Canada for providing a report clarifying the status of the Cheviot Mine near Jasper National Park and beetle infestation throughout the mountain ranges of British Columbia;
3. Welcomes the efforts by the State Party to enact mitigation measures against potential damage by the beetle infestation;4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2006, an updated report on the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, including the outcome of the legal process on the Cheviot mine project, clarification on the status of the mine in particular regarding proposals for a new project covering a larger area, and the status of the beetle epidemic, for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006).
Report on the state of conservation
Deadline: Wednesday, 1 February 2006