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Decision : 28 COM 15B.28
Škocjan Caves

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Thanking the State Party for the report submitted in conformity with paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines (2002),

2. Welcomes the information provided on the proposed Detailed Spatial Plan of National Importance for securing freshwater supply to the Slovene Istria and requests the State Party to expand on this information by providing a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) prepared for this project for review by the World Heritage Centre and IUCN;

3. Notes with concern the proposed development of a series of wind generators on the Vremščica plateau and its potential serious impact on the integrity of the Karst system of the area, as well as on the cultural landscape associated with this property;

4. Requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible and at the latest by 1 February 2005 detailed information on the status of the proposed establishment of the series of wind generators including a copy of the EIA prepared for this project, for review by the World Heritage Centre and IUCN.

 Decisions Report
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Slovenia
Properties: Škocjan Caves
Year: 2004
Decision Code: 28 COM 15B.28