The World Heritage Committee,
1. Decides not to inscribe Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf, Tijuca Forest and the Botanical Gardens, Brazil, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria;
2. Defers consideration of the cultural criteria of Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf, Tijuca Forest and the Botanical Gardens, Brazil, encouraging the State Party to:
(a) undertake an appraisal of the cultural values of Rio's setting in order to inform a re-definition of the boundaries of the proposed World Heritage property, so as to protect the overall back-drop of the city more effectively,; and
(b) put in place an integrated management plan, including revisions to the legislative protection and boundaries of the proposed property, as recommended by IUCN and ICOMOS;
3. Further encourages the State Party to renominate the property as a cultural landscape, subject to the caveats outlined above.