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Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.11

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) (N 338)

  The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A;
  2.  Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);
  3. Notes that the State Party has conducted a rapid assessment of wildlife values and made progress on re-building infrastructure and filling vacancies in the property;
  4. Requests the State Party to invite as soon as possible a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to the property to assess progress in achieving the corrective measures and implementing the remaining recommendations from the 2005 monitoring mission, and to indicate a definite timeframe for their completion;
  5. Also 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;
  6. 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;
  7. 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 in addressing the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) and the other recommendations of the 2005 mission report, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  8. Decides to retain Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) 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: India
Session: 31COM