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Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.1

Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park (Central African Republic) (N 475)

  The World Heritage Committee,

  1.  Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add,
  2.   Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),
  3. Expresses its utmost concern on the security situation in northern Central African Republic and its impact on the property, in particular the continued large scale poaching of its wildlife, which could lead in the near future to the loss of the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List; 
  4. Regrets that the planned joint UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission again had to be postponed as a result of the deterioration of the security situation;
  5. Reiterates its request to organize the monitoring mission as soon as the security situation allows in order to assess if the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and the potential for its rehabilitation still exists and to develop an emergency action plan for the property with all concerned stakeholders;
  6. Urges the State Party to take all measures possible to halt poaching in the property;
  7. Calls on the State Parties of Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan to develop transboundary cooperation to address the issue of wildlife poaching;
  8. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the property, including the conditions of integrity, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  9. Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to develop a clear set of corrective measures and draft statement of the desired state of conservation for the property based on its Outstanding Universal Value to guide future decisions by the Committee on whether or not to retain the property on the World Heritage List;
  10. Further requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2008 on the state of conservation of the property for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  11. Decides to retain Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park (Central African Republic) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-07/31.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Central African Republic
Session: 31COM