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Decision : 31 COM 8B.53
Nomination of natural, mixed and cultural properties to the world heritage list - Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/8B.Add,

2.Approves the minor modification of boundaries to include the Islas Marietas National Park and the Archipelago de San Lorenzo National Park as an extension to the serial property of the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico, already inscribed on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (vii), (ix) and (x);

3.Recommends the State Party to plan and manage these two sites in line with the Integrated Management Programme for the entire serial property and to give particular attention to controlling tourism development and fisheries;

4.Commends the State Party as well as the NGOs, other institutions and private partners working in this property, for their continued efforts in conserving this important property and in creating and managing new marine protected areas to enhance the conservation and integrity of this property;

5.Reiterates its request included in Decision 29 COM 8B.9 to keep the Committee informed on  progress achieved towards the development and implementation of the Marine Ecological planning of the Sea of Cortes.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Mexico
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 8B.53