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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM.7A,2. Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.92 and 30 COM 7A.33 adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively,3. Requests the State Party to verify whether the materials used for restoration works are compatible with accepted intervention techniques;4. Requests the State Party to invite a World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission to assess the progress made in improving the state of conservation of the property, and accordingly define the corrective measures and the ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having evaluated the state of conservation reports of the properties of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) presented in Documents WHC-07/31.COM/7A and WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add, 2. Calls upon the Director-General of UNESCO and the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to convene a meeting with the DRC authorities, together with representatives of the African Union and appropriate sub-regional organizations and the President of IUCN, to discuss progress in addressing the deteriorating state of conservation of the DRC World Heritage properties ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.1, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Notes with utmost concern the degradation of the property and the imminent threats to its Outstanding Universal Value, in particular the critically low mammal populations, the ongoing management problems and the impacts of the proposed construction of a new dam on the Gambia river a few kilometres upstream of the park;4.Welcomes the initiative by the State Party and the African Parks Foundation to start discussions on an innovate ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add; 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.2, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Commends the State Party for measures already taken and requests the implementation of the following recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission undertaken in April-May 2007:     a)The process for encouraging voluntary relocation of the identified immigrant population to areas outside the property should be continued and completed by June 2008;.     b)The census and study of carrying capacity within the ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Notes that the State Party did not provide the documents requested at the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee and requests it to provide them immediately, including:     a)State of Conservation Report     b)Management Plan     c)Environmental Impact Assessment for dams and mining;4. Notes the findings of the joint UNESCO/IUCN Reactive Monitoring Mission carried out in June 2007; 5. Urges the State Party to implement the ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Expresses its concern about uncontrolled urban development, unplanned tourism development, noise and water pollution, and invasive species, which continue to threaten the integrity of the property;4.Regrets that the recommendations of the 2002 bi-lateral workshop have not yet been implemented;5.Notes with satisfaction some progress made in the development of a Joint Integrated Management Plan and national management plans;6.Also notes ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Commends the State Party for its efforts to start implementing the recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), in particular the establishment of a Conservation Coordination Unit and of village committees;4.Requests the State Party to implement as soon as possible the other recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission, in particular to issue urgently the Ministerial decree ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.3 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),3.Commends the State Party for its on-going efforts for the protection of Taï National Park, and resumption of management and research within the park;4.Notes with concern that population pressure and illegal activities, particularly poaching, continue to affect the integrity and values of the property;5.Urges the State Party to implement the following emergency actions recommended by the 2006 UNESCO-IUCN monitoring mission:     ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Taï National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, 1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Welcomes the progress achieved by the State Party in implementing the priority actions requested by the Committee, particularly relating to water supply and invasive species; 4.Urges the State Party to continue to fund and seek additional funding to support the property, and to work closely with the GEF to promote good practices in management and in conservation activities; 5.Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add;2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.5, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Commends the State Party for their continued support of programmes to manage fire and invasive species, in particular in the Table Mountain part of the property;4.Notes with concern the high frequency of fires in the property and the associated impact on ecosystems, as well as challenges in the control of invasive alien plants;5.Urges the State Party to continue pursuing efforts towards establishing a single coordinating authority for ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.6, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);3.Notes with appreciation the progress made by the State Party in dealing with the main threats to the property and the implementation of the management plan; 4.Commends the State Party for the cooperation maintained in conservation issues with its neighbouring countries;5.Calls on Kilembe Mines Ltd. to respect international standards with respect to mining in World Heritage properties, as outlined in the International Council on Mining and ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.7, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Notes with concern the potential impact of lodge development on the water resources in the property;4.Urges the State Party to ensure that the water resource studies recommended by the EIA studies are carried out as quickly as possible; and to provide copies of these studies to the World Heritage Centre and IUCN;5.Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2009 with an updated report on the state of ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM.7B.10 adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Recalling that, according to Article 6.1 of the Convention, the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List constitute World Heritage, the protection of which is the duty of the international community as a whole and recalling further the duty of the international community to assist and to cooperate with States Parties in their endeavour to conserve such heritage, 4. Recalling that States Parties have the obligation under ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC 07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),3.Welcomes that the State Party has completed the Management Plan, begun to implement an Ecotourism Strategy, and has passed several key laws necessary for the effective management and protection of the property;4.Notes with concern that the State Party reports that illegal activities are threatening the integrity of the marine portion of the property;5.Regrets that the State Party did not report on progress made in addressing many of the ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
Le Comité du patrimoine mondial,1. Ayant examiné le document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Rappelant la décision 30 COM 7A.12, adoptée à sa 30e session (Vilnius, 2006),3. Note avec satisfaction que l'État partie a organisé avec succès l'atelier requis par le Comité à sa 30e session (Vilnius, 2006) pour discuter des recommandations de la mission de suivi de 2006 et qu'il a avancé dans la planification de la gestion des ressources;4. Demande à l'État partie d'achever et de soumettre le plan de gestion du bien au Centre du patrimoine mondial et à l'UICN, ainsi que le rapport ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2. Notes with concern the impact of populations of invasive rabbits and rodents on the values and integrity of the property;3. Takes note, with satisfaction, of the decision taken by the Federal Government of Australia and the Government of Tasmania to jointly fund and implement a comprehensive rabbits and other rodents eradication plan; 4. Requests the State Party to ensure the implementation of the eradication plan as a matter of urgency and to report on the impact of eradication activities on non-target species ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Macquarie Island
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Urges the State Party to ensure that on-going planning of hydroelectrical dams, in particular in the middle reaches of Nu and Lancang Rivers takes into account the need to avoid any direct or indirect impact on the values and integrity of the property, and ensures that all Environmental Impact Assessments relevant to the property should be made public and subject to an open and transparent review, including full public consultation with ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3.Commends the State Party for the decisive action taken in relation to addressing the threats of illegal logging and road construction, increasing the budget in 2007, and improving the staffing structure of all three component national parks in the property;4.Notes however that the property continues to face severe threats to its outstanding universal values and integrity;5.Urges the State Party to implement as a matter or urgency, the ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B;2.Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.8 and 30 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions, respectively; 3.Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission in 2008, to the property to assess the state of conservation, in particular progress made in addressing water management and other recommendations made by the 2005 monitoring mission, for examination by the Committee at the 32nd session in 2008;4.Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,2.Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.12 and 30 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively,3.Regrets that the report submitted by the State Party does not provide all the information requested by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);4.Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the property which require concerted effort and adequate resources to address;5.Commends the State Party on the establishment of the park management ...
Session: 31st session of the World Heritage Committee (31 COM)
Year: 2007
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia