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Committee Decisions

28 COM 14B.13

Nominations of Natural Properties to the World Heritage List (Paleohabitat of Tarnóc)

The World Heritage Committee,


1. Defers examination of the nomination of the Paleohabitat of Tarnóc, Hungary, to the World Heritage List; to allow  IUCN to conduct an evaluation of the additional material submitted by the State Party on 18 June 2004 and a field visit by another expert;


2. Encourages the State Party to consider collaborating with other European State Parties and international scientific bodies in a study of Miocene fossil sites, reviewing the possibility of a serial nomination with a systematic and strategic approach;


3. Congratulates the Hungarian authorities on its exemplary approach to managing an in situ fossil resource, and its effective provision of visitor interpretation.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Hungary
Session: 28COM