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Decision : 31 COM 7B.9
State of conservation of World Heritage Properties - Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The World Heritage Committee,

1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;

2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

3.Notes with appreciation the progress made by the State Party in dealing with the main threats to the property and the implementation of the management plan;

4.Commends the State Party for the cooperation maintained in conservation issues with its neighbouring countries;

5.Calls on Kilembe Mines Ltd. to respect international standards with respect to mining in World Heritage properties, as outlined in the International Council on Mining and Metals Position Statement on Mining and Protected Areas (2003);

6.Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre updated on the status of the mining activities and other threats to the property and measures to address them as well as on the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessments for any proposed developments;

7.Also requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, including information on the state of implementation of the management plan and the action taken to address threats from illegal logging, poaching, harvesting and mining, as well as information on efforts made for monitoring the melting of glaciers, for examination by the Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

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Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Uganda
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 7B.9