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Decision : 34 COM 7B.51
Island of Saint-Louis (Senegal) (C 956 bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.47, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party in implementing measures to improve the state of conservation of the property;

4. Urges it to continue the implementation of the recommendations made by the reactive monitoring mission in 2009, particularly:

a) Developing and consolidating the conservation and management arrangements,

b) Securing resources for effective operation of the Safeguarding Committee and for the office of the site manager,

c) Implementing building control and building permits mechanisms,

d) Coordination amongst initiatives being developed at the property;

5. Also urges the State Party to prepare the management plan as requested by the World Heritage Committee taking into account conservation decisions, tourism plans, and the local communities who are the major actors and beneficiaries of the implemented actions;

6. Invites the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with detailed information including an Environmental Impact Assessment on any project that could affect the property's integrity, such as the potential construction of a port receiving minerals at the south mouth of the Senegal River, for review by the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Senegal
Properties: Island of Saint-Louis
Year: 2010
Decision Code: 34 COM 7B.51