Decision : 27 COM 7B.14
Belovezhskaya Pushcha /Bialowieza Forest (Belarus and Poland)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Notes the information provided by both States Parties;
2. Encourages UNESCO and IUCN to undertake a monitoring mission to visit the property in 2003 in co-operation with the States Parties to review the state of conservation of the property and possibilities for transboundary management co-operation and to meet with all relevant stakeholders in both Belarus and Poland;
3. Requests a report on the mission to be provided in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.