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Decision : CONF 009 VIII.29
Nominations to the World Heritage List (inscribed sites)

 The Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, taking note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN which had made an evaluation of each property. The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the twenty-nine cultural and natural properties as follows:

Contracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the ConventionIdentificationName of PropertyCriteria
Federal Republic of Germany 271 The Pilgrimage Church of Wies C(i)(iii)
Brazil 275 The ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes

It was pointed out that this property belongs to a series of similar properties and that Argentina, on its side, has announced its intention of proposing the Jesuit missions of San Ignacio Mini and Santa Maria la Mayor.

C(iv)
Bulgaria 217 The Ancient City of Nessebar C(iii)(iv)
Bulgaria 216 Rila Monastery

This property was not considered as a testimony of mediaeval civilisation but rather as a symbol of the 19th Century Bulgarian Renaissance which imparted slavic cultural values upon Rila in trying to re-establish an uninterrupted historical continuity. The reconstruction of Rila (1834-1962) thus illustrates cultural criterion (vi) of the Operational Guidelines.

C(vi)
Bulgaria 219 Srebarna Nature Reserve N(iv)
Bulgaria 225 Pirin National Park N(i)(ii)(iii)
Canada 256 Wood Buffalo National Park

The Committee drew attention to the harmful consequences that the eventual construction of a dam on the Slave River could have on those natural characteristics which make the property of outstanding universal value. It therefore recommended that the Canadian authorities take all possible measures to protect the integrity of the site.

N(ii)(iii)(iv)
Costa Rica 205 Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves

The Committee reiterated the Bureau's wish that the Panamanian authorities take the initiative of nominating the part of the Friendship (Amistad) Park located in their territory.

N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Ivory Coast 227 Comoé National Park

The Committee recommended that the authorities should consider extending the protected area to include Mts. Gorowi and Kongoli thus enhancing the ecological and touristic value of this property.

N(ii)(iv)
Ecuador 280 Sangay National Park N(ii)(iii)(iv)
United States of America 259 Great Smoky Mountains National Park N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
United States of America 266 La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico C(iv)
France 229 Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance,Nancy C(i)(iv)
France 230 Church of Saint-Savin-sur- Gartempe

It was noted that this property becomes part of the series of important groups of Romanesque mural paintings.

C(i)(iii)
France 258 Cape Girolata, Cape Porto and Scandola Nature Reserve in Corsica N(ii)(iii)(iv)
India 242 Ajanta Caves

The Committee recommended that the authorities take all possible safeguarding measures, especially as concerns constructions on the summit of the cliff which could be detrimental for the site.

C(i)(ii)(iii)(vi)
India 243 Ellora Caves

The Committee recommended that the authorities establish a protection zone which would safeguard the surrounding landscape and the cliff, and provide a map indicating the delimitation of this zone.

C(i)(iii)(vi)
India 251 Agra Fort

The Committee recommended that the authorities create a buffer zone of protection between the Fort and the Taj Mahal so as to safeguard the landscape and the environment between these two quite different monuments.

C (iii)
India 252 Taj Mahal C(i)
Peru 273 City of Cuzco

The Committee recommended that the zone of protection be extended to the surroundings of the city in order to include the Canchas and the old Inca villages.

C(iii)(iv)
Peru 274 Santuario historico de Machu Picchu

The Committee noted that this site is inscribed for both its cultural and natural values, as this property also meets natural criteria (ii) and (iii). The Committee furthermore recommended that to enhance the cultural and natural value of this property, the site should be extended to include the lower courses of the Urubamba River and the sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the "Valley of the Gods".

C(i)(iii) N(ii)(iii)
Portugal 206 Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo (Azores) C(iv)(vi)
Portugal 263 The monastery of the Hieronymites and the Tower of Belem (Lisbon) C(iii)(vi)
Portugal 264 The monastery of Batalha C(i)(ii)
Portugal 265 The convent of Christ (Tomar) C(i)(vi)
Seychelles 261 Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

The Committee recommended that the Government of the Seychelles should extend this property to include the whole of Praslin National Park and that the management plan for the park (which encompasses the Vallée de Mai) be fully implemented.

N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Switzerland 268 The Convent of St. Gall C(ii)(iv)
Switzerland 269 The Benedictine Convent of St. John at Mustair C(iii)
Switzerland 267 The Old City of Berne

The Old City of Berne was inscribed on the World Heritage List. While taking account of the significant modifications that have been made since its foundation in the 12th Century, the Committee considered that it constituted a positive example of how a mediaeval urban structure can be adapted to fulfill functions which are incresingly complex, notably the function of a capital city of a modern State.

C (iii)
Documents
 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
 SC-83/CONF.009/02