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Committee Decisions

33 COM 7B.2

Taï National Park (Côte d’Ivoire) (N 195)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007),

3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in addressing threats and management issues in the property, in particular; efforts to involve local communities in the management of the property and the development of income- generating activities within the property as well as the development of a regular ecological monitoring plan to monitor the values and integrity of the property ;

4. Notes with satisfaction the results of the 2008 bio-monitoring which indicate that the recovery of several wildlife species has started;

5. Encourages the State Party to continue its efforts to establish a sustainable funding strategy for the property and calls upon the international community to continue its support for the management of the property;

6. Urges the State Party to continue efforts to combat commercial poaching in cooperation with the local communities as well as to implement the other recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission;

7. Requests the State Party, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN to review the opportunity to develop an extension to the property in accordance with the Operational Guidelines to reflect the recent extension of Tai National Park;

8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property and on the progress in curbing poaching and other threats to the property, outcomes of ecological monitoring and progress in establishing sustainable financing for the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-09/33.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Côte d'Ivoire
Properties: Taï National Park
Session: 33COM