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Committee Decisions

32 COM 7B.6

Banc d'Arguin National Park (Mauritania) (N 506)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report as requested at its 31 session (Christchurch, 2007);

4. Welcomes the findings of the IUCN Management Effectiveness Assessment on the positive progress in managing the property; but notes with concern the many threats which the property continues to face;

5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of its previous decisions; and in particular to report on the following issues:

a) monitoring the status of values of the property;

b) protection of marine resources from overexploitation and pollution; and

c) status of the proposed Oil spill emergency response plan;

6. Also requests the State Party to provide to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 a report on the state of conservation of the property, including progress in implementing the previous recommendations, together with a copy of the management plan for the next period, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session in 2009.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Mauritania
Session: 32COM