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Committee Decisions

30 COM 8B.23

Nominations of Properties to the World Heritage List (Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2,

2. Defers the inscription of the Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criterion (iv) as the transboundary property does not meet the required conditions of integrity at present;

3. Commends the States Parties of Indonesia and Malaysia for their efforts in promoting transboundary cooperation for the conservation and management of the Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo;

4. Notes that the future inscription of the transboundary property is dependent on the effective implementation by the States Parties of Indonesia and Malaysia of the following recommendations:

a) Joint preparation and implementation of a bilateral management framework for the transboundary property, which should be supported by adequate institutional arrangements and adequate human and financial resources to ensure the effective implementation of joint conservation and management actions in the field;

b) Joint preparation and implementation of an emergency action plan in order to prevent, detect and control illegal, unregulated activities impacting the long-term integrity of the property;

c) Rationalization by the State Party of Indonesia of the southern boundary of Betung Kerihun National Park and the necessary statutory measures enacted to ensure effective control of illegal logging;

5. Urges the States Parties of Indonesia and Malaysia to implement the above recommendations as a matter of urgency.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Indonesia Malaysia
Session: 30COM