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V.261     The Secretariat informed the Bureau that an ICOMOS mission visited the site on 11 and 12 May 2001 to evaluate the damage caused by acts of vandalism that occurred between 12 and 13 April 2001 at Mnajdra, a part of the World Heritage site. V.262     During his intervention, the ICOMOS Representative indicated that this report comprises several recommendations and in particular: the need for a more complete management plan for all the Megalithic Temples of Malta the need to reinforce security measures for the whole site the need to ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Megalithic Temples of Malta
Country: Malta
V.268     The Secretariat introduced this item by summarising the report that had been received from the Polish Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration on the Government Strategic Programme Oswiecim, the International Group of Experts and the matter of the buffer zone around the World Heritage site. In this context the Secretariat referred to and projected on the screen the delimitation of the site and its buffer zone as proposed in the nomination that was submitted by Poland in 1978. Furthermore, the Secretariat informed the Bureau that it had received a ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
V.12       In Virunga a joint monitoring exercise carried out by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), WWF-International and the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGF-I) revealed that the population of the mountain gorillas has increased from 320 before the war (1989) to 355 in 2001. Control of illegal activities in the southern sector has been more effective due to co-operation between staff and military forces. However, many other indicators of the site's integrity are showing negative trends: ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
V.13       Among the five DRC sites, conditions for the conservation of wildlife are more stable in Garamba. The staff appear to have established good relations with other stakeholders in the area and minimised poaching threats; the number of the northern white rhino population is estimated to be similar to pre-war levels, i.e. 25 –35 individuals. The need to sustain this relative stability in the conservation status of Garamba is however a continuing concern for all stakeholders.
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
V.14       Reports received by IUCN point to extensive poaching on wildlife, including on the endangered lowland gorillas and elephants. 90% of the Park is still inaccessible to the staff, the status of the lowland gorillas and the elephants is of serious concern. The Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund estimates that the population of the endangered lowland gorilla, about 8000 before the war, may have dropped to around 1000; elephants have become a rare sight in Kahuzi-Biega and most of the decline in the populations of these two flagship species is attributed to ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
V.28       The Bureau noted that following the recommendation of the Committee made at its last session (Cairns, Australia, November - December 2000), Sangay National Park has been included as one of the ten pilot sites in a UNESCO/IUCN/UNF-UNFIP Project entitled: "Enhancing our heritage: monitoring and managing for success in World Natural Heritage sites". The 4-year project financed at a total cost of US$ 2 million by UNF-UNFIP will elaborate and test a monitoring regime for Sangay National Park with indicators and benchmarks, including those that could ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The Secretariat reported on the earthquake that occurred in the south of Peru on 23 June 2001 and caused the loss of life of seventy people, made more than 20,000 people homeless and seriously affected the infrastructure in the region. It also reported that the World Heritage site of Arequipa suffered damage, most particularly the cathedral. The Secretariat noted that the inscription of the site on the World Heritage List in 2000 was the culmination of a great effort of the national and municipal authorities in establishing adequate protection and management arrangements for the site. A ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
V.97       The Bureau recalled its earlier requests concerning the situation at the site. It requested that the Centre and IUCN continue efforts to verify with the Ugandan authorities, the needs for support for purchase of vehicles and staff training, and to continue assisting the Ugandan authorities to obtain financial support from suitable sources including the World Heritage Fund.
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Country: Uganda
V.235     The Bureau examined the state of conservation of the site and noted with appreciation, the recent measures taken by the national authorities in close co-operation with the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Kathmandu Office, to address the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee, its Bureau, ICOMOS and the Centre. The Bureau commended the national authorities for taking the necessary actions to temporarily suspend the development of the fragile Maya Devi Temple remains until the elaboration of the guiding principles for its conservation, ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
V.248     The Bureau noted that the authorities had submitted, during its session, reports on the state of conservation and management of the site. It requested the Secretariat and ICOMOS to study the reports and to consider them in the context of a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS mission that should be undertaken in order to assess the state of conservation and management of the site. The mission report should be submitted to the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau for examination.
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
Country: Panama
V.249     The Bureau noted with concern the very slow progress being made in the elaboration of a Master Plan for the site. It stressed the importance of having a plan to ensure co-ordination of any type of intervention or protective measure. The Bureau encouraged the national authorities to formulate clear objectives for the future protection of the site and incorporate them into a detailed Master Plan at the earliest possible date. Furthermore, it suggested that the international assistance request, that is currently being revised, concentrate on the activities most ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Chavin (Archaeological Site)
Country: Peru
V.258     No information was made available to the Bureau for further examination of the impact of the Havel waterway improvement project on the cultural landscape of Potsdam. Therefore, the Bureau requested the German authorities to collaborate with ICOMOS in the assessment of the impact of the Havel project and requested the German authorities to submit a report by 15 September 2001 for examination by the Bureau at its twenty-fifth extraordinary session.
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Country: Germany
V.279     The Bureau requested the Russian authorities to submit a report on the state of conservation of the site by 15 September 2001 to assess, at its twenty-fifth extraordinary session, the ways in which the Bureau may be able to collaborate with the Russian authorities to ensure proper conservation of the site.
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Kizhi Pogost
Country: Russian Federation
V.280     The Bureau noted and endorsed the opinion expressed by ICOMOS that the proposed increase of the dam and water level of a barrage in the regions of Aragon and Navarra (the Embalse de Yesa) would seriously affect the values of the Route of Santiago in the area concerned, as well as the values of several related historical monuments. The Bureau requested ICOMOS to continue its dialogue with the Spanish authorities to assess the impact of the enlargement of the barrage and to discuss if proposed mitigation measures (such as the relocation of monuments or the ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Country: Spain
V.281     The Bureau took note of information that the Secretariat had provided in the working document on the state of conservation of the following properties: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (Bolivia) Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica) Huascaran National Park (Peru) Lake Baikal (Russian Federation)  Hatra (Iraq) Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) (Japan) Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site (El Salvador) Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal)
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Sintra Hatra Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) Huascarán National Park Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site Lake Baikal Morne Trois Pitons National Park Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Dominica El Salvador Iraq Japan Peru Portugal Russian Federation
(i) Preparatory Assistance Cultural Indonesia - "Preparation of a Tentative List and a nomination dossier of potential Cultural Heritage properties in Bali" VII.22 The Bureau approved this request for US$ 30,000. In view of the limited Preparatory Assistance budget remaining for 2001, the Bureau decided to utilize the budget allocated to Technical Co-operation for financing this ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Country: Indonesia
(i) Preparatory Assistance Cultural Togo - "Preparation of a nomination dossier for the inscription on the World Heritage List of the Vernacular Settlement of Betammaribé" VII.23 The Bureau approved this request for US$ 27,043. In view of the limited Preparatory Assistance budget remaining for 2001, the Bureau decided to utilize the budget allocated to Technical Co-operation for financing this ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba
Country: Benin
(ii) Technical Co-operation Natural Philippines - "Community based sustainable tourism in Puerto Princessa subterranean River National Park World Heritage Site" VII.24 The Bureau approved an amount of US$23,000 to support the Community Based Sustainable Tourism activities for the conservation of Puerto Princessa National Park of the Philippines, subject to the receipt of the US$ 194 arrears from 2000 contribution to the World Heritage Fund. The Bureau also recommended that the State Party and the Centre discuss the suggestion of IUCN concerning the possible elaboration of a ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Country: Philippines
(ii) Technical Co-operation Natural Indonesia - "For the preparation of a Strategic Planning for the Conservation and Effective Management of Lorentz National Park" VII.28 The Bureau approved an amount of US$30,000, requesting the State Party to work in collaboration with other potential donors, conservation NGOs and the private sector, and in particular the local communities, for the preparation of the strategic plan and seek their full support for the long-term conservation of the Lorentz National ...
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
(ii) Technical Co-operation Cultural Mozambique - "Preparation of a management and conservation plan for the Island of Mozambique" VII.29 The Bureau approved this request for US$ 29,980, requesting the State Party to consider increasing its national contribution for the proposed activity through the mobilization of the National Consultant who benefits from the Africa 2009 course taking place in 2001.  
Session: 25th session of the Bureau (CONF 205)
Year: 2001
Sites: Island of Mozambique
Country: Mozambique