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Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.2

Comoé National Park (Côte d’Ivoire) (N 227)

  The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,
  2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.2 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),
  3. Notes that the State Party has started to implement the corrective measures adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), but that it has not yet been able to establish an effective system of control and patrolling for the whole property;
  4. Urges the State Party to implement in accordance with the adopted timeframe the corrective measures, in particular emergency measures linked to the surveillance of the whole property, as well as the other recommendations of the 2006 UNESCO-IUCN monitoring mission;
  5.  Calls again upon international donors to continue to support the efforts of the State Party in the preparation and implementation of the action plan and management plan;
  6. Requests the State Party to collect, as soon as the situation allows, necessary ecological data to assess the conservation status of the property and help to define the boundaries of the management zones; 
  7. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to develop a transboundary wildlife migration corridor with Burkina Faso and Ghana in cooperation with IUCN;
  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. Further requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to develop a draft statement of the desired state of conservation for the property based on its Outstanding Universal Value;
  10. Also 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 and on progress with the implementation of the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) as well as the other recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  11. Decides to retain Comoé National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) 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: Côte d'Ivoire
Properties: Comoé National Park
Session: 31COM