Decision : 28 COM 14B.16
Resquest the preparation of a Management Plan (Western Caucasus)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Recalling the concerns expressed by the 25th session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee (2001) (WHC 01/CONF.208/4.III.118) over the management problems of the existing Western Caucasus, Russian Federation, World Heritage property,
2. Invites the State Party to provide information on integrity concerns which have been previously raised with the State Party in relation to the existing Western Caucasus property, including reported illegal trespassing, a weakening of conservation controls, impacts of proposed tourism infrastructure development, including potential changes in the boundaries of the World Heritage property, and the construction of a road;
3. Requests the State Party to prepare and implement a management plan for the existing Western Caucasus World Heritage property that includes a visitor management plan and a clear policy on tourist development.