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Decision : 30 COM 7B.30
State of Conservation (Sangay National Park)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005);

3. Thanks the State Party of Ecuador for having submitted the requested report on progress in the implementation of the management strategy and measures taken to ensure adequate levels of funding and staff for the management of the property;

4. Commends the State Party for its continued efforts to improve the conservation and management of this World Heritage property;

5. Welcomes the support of the National Environmental Fund of Ecuador, Fundación Natura and the Moore Foundation in enhancing the conservation and management of this World Heritage property;

6. Notes the achievement, supported by the work of the EoH project, to prepare an updated management plan for 2005 to 2007, as well as the efforts to obtain additional financial resources for its effective implementation;

7. Requests the State Party to maintain their on-going efforts to achieve sustainable finance of the park including through the further expansion of ecotourism activities as an important revenue generation option;

8. Further requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2007 on the progress made in the implementation of the updated management plan, and in particular, on issues associated with resolving land ownership and the development of alternative economic options for local communities as a means to address conflicting activities occurring in the park's buffer zone, for examination by the Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: LAC
States Parties: Ecuador
Properties: Sangay National Park
Year: 2006
Decision Code: 30 COM 7B.30