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Decision : 27 COM 7B.93
Maya Site of Copan (Honduras)

The World Heritage Committee [56],

1. Takes note of the February 2003 joint UNESCO-ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission's findings and recommendations;

2. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for inviting the joint UNESCO-ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to examine the impact of proposed development of the airstrip at the archaeological property of Copán and possible alternatives;

3. Invites the State Party to discard plans for extension of the airstrip at Copán Ruins and follow the recommendations made by the mission;

4. Requests that the State Party submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property with particular reference to its decision concerning the development of a commercial airport to operate at the archaeological property of Copán in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[56] Decision adopted without discussion.

Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: LAC
States Parties: Honduras
Properties: Maya Site of Copan
Year: 2003
Decision Code: 27 COM 7B.93