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Decision : 31 COM 7B.38
Iguazu National Park (Argentina)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Commends the State Party for its decision to deny authorization for the operation of a fixed hot-air balloon at the property;

4.       Urges the State Party to carry out a joint comprehensive public use planning process, in cooperation with the management authority of Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) to ensure that the property's Outstanding Universal Value and conditions of integrity, particularly in regards to criterion (vii) is adequately conserved;

5.       Requests the State Party of Argentina, in coordination with the State Party of Brazil, to invite a joint UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008, with a particular focus on:

a)      developing a framework to assess the carrying capacity for the two adjacent properties ;

b)      identifying solutions to problems associated with public use; and

c)      obtaining detailed information on plans for hydro-electric developments in the region.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Argentina
Properties: Iguazu National Park
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 7B.38