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Decision : CONF 209 X.B.20
SOC: Iguaçu National Park (Brazil)

X.20 Iguaçu National Park (Brazil)

The Committee noted that an IUCN/UNESCO mission was carried out to this site in March 1999 and that the results were presented to the July 1999 Bureau session. The mission report dealt with four issues relevant to the integrity of this World Heritage site: The Colon road, helicopter flights, dams on the Iguaçu River, and management planning. The Committee noted that the Bureau, at its twenty-third extraordinary session, examined the issues and progress made and recommended inscription of this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Committee recognized the efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the mission. However, in the absence of satisfactory progress with regard to the permanent closure of the road and the implementation of the recovery plan, the Committee decided to include Iguacu National Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Brazil
Properties: Iguaçu National Park
Year: 1999
Decision Code: CONF 209 X.B.20