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Decision : 35 COM 7A.18
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (United Republic of Tanzania) (C 144)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7A.16, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),

3. Notes the progress made by the State Party in the areas of limiting sea erosion, the removal of vegetation, the control of grazing, and the conservation work carried out at some of the important monuments;

4. Requests the State Party to complete the work on the definition of the boundaries of the property and its buffer zone, as per the corrective measures adopted for the property;

5. Also requests further information on the proposals for an overall conservation project for the property and the comprehensive management plan for Songo Mnara and how this plan will be linked to the one for the main island;

6. Further requests the State Party to review and revise the timeframe for the implementation of corrective measures in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;

7. Invites the State Party to consider requesting International Assistance for the implementation of some of the corrective measures;

8. Requests furthermore the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, 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 36th session in 2012;

9. Decides to retain the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara (United Republic of Tanzania) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
Year: 2011
Decision Code: 35 COM 7A.18