Decision : 27 COM 7B.29
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area (China)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Takes note of the findings and recommendations of the ICOMOS monitoring mission to the World Heritage property of Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha;
2. Expresses its appreciation to the Chinese authorities for facilitating the ICOMOS mission and for providing further information regarding the tourism development projects in the buffer zone of the property;
3. Requests the State Party to:
(a) strengthen the management mechanisms and the effective implementation of existing legal provisions for the protection of the property, including the enhancement of co-operation with local stakeholders in its management and conservation,
(b) provide the World Heritage Centre with a progress report by 1 February 2004;
4. Requests the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies (ICOMOS and IUCN) to review the information provided by the State Party and co-operate with the authorities to find ways and means to enhance the state of conservation of the property.
 Decision adopted without discussion.