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Committee Decisions

35 COM 7A.9

Simien National Park (Ethiopia) (N 9)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7A.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report on the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session, making it impossible to assess progress in addressing the corrective measures;

4. Expresses its concern that the State party has not yet organized the donor conference, which was requested by the World Heritage Committee since its 33rd session and notes that without the mobilisation of additional funding it will be impossible to implement some of the outstanding corrective measures, in particular the grazing pressure reduction strategy and the effective measures to address agricultural encroachment in the property;

5. Urges the State Party to organise as soon as possible the donor conference in order to identify potential donors, and reiterates its request to the International Community to financially support the implementation of the grazing management and alternative livelihoods strategies;

6. Also urges the State Party to continue its efforts to implement the three remaining outstanding corrective measures, in particular the priority actions requested by the World Heritage Committee in its previous decision;

7. Encourages to the State Party to submit the proposed extension of the property through the preparation of a new nomination, and to apply for International Assistance to support this process;

8. Recommends that the State Party seek support from the World Heritage Centre, IUCN and the African World Heritage Fund to meet the outstanding corrective measures;

9. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1February2012, a report on the state of conservation of the property, in particular on progress accomplished in the implementation of corrective measures and the recommendations of the 2009 mission, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012;

10. Decides to retain Simien Mountains National Park (Ethiopia) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Ethiopia
Properties: Simien National Park
Session: 35COM