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Committee Decisions

28 COM 15A.4

Simien National Park (Ethiopia)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Commends the Austrian Government for its support to the property through the Simien Mountains National Park Integrated Development Project;

2. Reiterates its request to the State Party to provide by 1 February 2005, a report on the state of conservation of the property for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005, specifically on progress made in relation to the benchmarks set by the 25th session of the Committee for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger on the following issues:

a) realignment of the Park’s boundary to exclude the villages along the boundary,

b) extension of the Park to include at least Mesarerya and Lemalino Wildlife Reserves,

c) significant and sustainable reduction in the human population density within the Park, especially within the core area,

d) Effective conservation within the extended National Park of a larger population of Walia ibex and Simien Fox;

3. Decides to retain Simien National Park on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: AFR
States Parties: Ethiopia
Properties: Simien National Park
Session: 28COM