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Decision : 32 COM 7B.8
Purnululu National Park (Australia) (N1094)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 8C.11 and 29 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,

3. Notes the continued commitment of the State Party to address the conservation concerns of the property and its report on ongoing and planned measures;

4. Notes with satisfaction the transfer of management of the Ord River Regeneration Reserve to the Western Australia Department for Environment and Conservation, and the commitment to extend the Purnululu Conservation Area in 2015, as a means of providing enhanced wider protection of the World Heritage property;

5. Also notes the State Party's intentions in relation to the review of the Purnululu National Park Management Plan and requests the State Party, in consultation with IUCN and ICOMOS, to:

a) confirm the adequacy of sustainable finance for the management of the property and its surrounding areas;

b) pursue the on-going consideration of indigenous cultural values of the property;

c) facilitate a discussion over priority issues that should be brought to the attention of the World Heritage Committee;

6. Also requests the State Party to inform the World Heritage Centre of the legal resolution of the native title to Purnululu National Park when this is known, in order to establish an achievable schedule to report on these issues to the World Heritage Committee;

7. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by1 February 2011, a report on progress made on the state of conservation of the property assessing the specific issues raised above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Australia
Year: 2008
Decision Code: 32 COM 7B.8