Examination of International Assistance requests
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/15,
2. Considering the threat to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property that motivated its inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, and the need for urgent action to restore the integrity of the property,
3. Decides to approve the following request:
Madagascar: Rainforests of the Atsinanana, for an amount of US$ 100,000 in the category "Conservation and Management Support", in accordance with the following modalities:
a) Prior payment of arrears to the World Heritage Fund;
b) Allocation of a first payment of US$ 35,000 to cover mapping activities, inventories of threats, impact assessment and inventories of stocks of cut and remaining precious woods, and as foreseen in the request for assistance in Document WHC-10/34.COM/15. This assessment should be finalized prior to the organization of the World Heritage Centre / IUCN on-site monitoring mission (see Decision 34 COM 7B.2);
c) The support should be channeled through reliable and recognized organizations selected by the World Heritage Centre in communication with relevant authorities;
d) Establishment of an emergency plan to define corrective measures, prepared jointly with the State Party and stakeholders during the World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission and approved by the State Party;
e) Allocation of a second payment of US$ 65,000 as a contribution to the implementation of the emergency plan, subject to co-financing from the government and other donors.
4. Requests the Secretariat to submit a report on the implementation of this Decision at the 35th session of the Committee in 2011, under the agenda item relating to International Assistance.