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Decision : 27 COM 7B.18
Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) (Italy)

The World Heritage Committee [11],

1. Notes the report provided by the State Party and the positive development of the Constitutional Court ruling related to the adoption, legitimacy and implementation of the Landscape Territorial Plan;

2. Welcomes the State Party's intention to close the pumice quarries;

3. Expresses concern about the status of the requests for opening of a new pumice stone quarry and the extension of four existing quarries within the World Heritage property;

4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed about the developments related to this issue and to provide a report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[11]  Decision adopted without discussion

 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Italy
Year: 2003
Decision Code: 27 COM 7B.18