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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Welcomes the State Party's initiatives to increase the involvement of local communities in the management of the property, and commends the State Party for its efforts to ensure the long-term conservation of satellite wetlands, in line with the recommendations of the 2008 reactive monitoring mission; 4. Notes with serious concern that the completion of the Govardhan Drain and the Dholpur - Bharatpur drinking water project ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
State Parties: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Notes with satisfaction that an International Workshop on effective management of the property was held in November 2010 as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session, and encourages the State Party to implement the workshop's recommendations; 4. Expresses its grave concern that road construction within the property has not ceased as repeatedly requested by the World Heritage Committee, that forest ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Lorentz National Park
State Parties: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Notes with appreciation the State Party's efforts to implement the World Heritage Committee's recommendations adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), and encourages the State Party to continue and further intensify these efforts; 4. Expresses its utmost concern that road development plans and agricultural encroachment continue to pose a major threat to the property, and considers that these threats represent both a ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
State Parties: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Commends the State Party for its progress in implementing the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), particularly in relation to illegal fishing; 4. Urges the State Party to expedite the application for the designation of the Sulu Sea as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area, and encourages it to obtain the necessary expert advice in order to complete the process and to consider ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
State Parties: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 8B.9, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at the time of inscription of the property at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010); 4. Notes with regret that there appears to have been limited progress in the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session, despite the clear ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
State Parties: Sri Lanka
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling its Decision 34 COM 7B.18, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Notes the State Party's statement that it is conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment for the expansion of Highway 304, and expresses its concern over reports that highway expansion works are already underway; 4. Also expresses its concern about reports of escalating threats to the property's Outstanding Universal Value from encroachment, the proposed Huay Samong Dam, cattle grazing, and ineffective management; 5. ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
State Parties: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.20, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Notes that the State Party is developing a plan for the sustainable use of the Cua Van Cultural Centre, and requests the State Party to submit this plan to the World Heritage Centre; 4. Also notes the efforts made by the State Party to address the multiple development and population pressures affecting the property, but remains concerned that these continue to negatively affect its Outstanding Universal Value; 5. Further ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Ha Long Bay
State Parties: Viet Nam
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 34 COM 7B.19 and 34 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Also recalling that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property has been repeatedly and significantly impacted by the development of ski facilities and ski runs within the property and its buffer zone, 4. Expresses serious concern about the recent approval of the replacement and capacity upgrade of two ski facilities in the property's buffer zone, and recalls its Decision, taken at its 34th session ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Pirin National Park
State Parties: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.10, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3. Welcomes the efforts of the State Party, in particular the authorities in New Caledonia, customary owners, NGOs and other stakeholders to improve the management of the property, through the establishment of co-management committees and the Conservatory of Natural Areas (Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels - CEN); 4. Expresses its serious concern about the permits granted to the mining company GEOVIC to explore for cobalt ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
State Parties: France
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Regrets that it was not possible to organize the meeting with the Russian authorities and other stakeholders to identify how impacts of the re-opening of the Baikalsk Paper and Pulp Mill (BPPM) on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property can be addressed, and requests that this be organized as soon as possible; 4. Reiterates its serious concern regarding the re-opening of the BPPM without a close-loop water system, ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Lake Baikal
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party in implementing some of the recommendations of the 2010 monitoring mission defining the boundaries of the property; 4. Requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible: a) The updated map of the boundaries of the property as well as the areas proposed for future inclusion in the Caucasus Strict Nature Reserve, b) Information on the activities allowed in the Nature Monuments ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Western Caucasus
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Expresses its utmost concern about the boundary changes made to the northern component of the property, Yugyd Va National Park (YVNP), which removes the protection status of these areas, and about the approval of a gold mine within the property at Chudnoe; 4. Considers that the excisions made to the property and the approved gold mine at Chudnoe represent a clear potential threat to the property's Outstanding Universal Value, ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Virgin Komi Forests
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 32 COM 7B.22 and 33 COM 7B.27 adopted at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008) and 33rd (Seville, 2009) sessions respectively, 3. Expresses its utmost concern that the State Party has not yet made an unequivocal decision to abandon the construction of the Altai gas pipeline through the property as requested in Decision 33 COM 7B.27, and about reports that the construction is scheduled to go ahead this year; 4. Reiterates that any decision to go forward with the construction of the gas ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
State Parties: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35 COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.26, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note of the conclusion of the 2011 joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission that the Outstanding Universal Value for which the property has been inscribed is still present, but could be threatened by a number of proposed development projects, including the proposed additional dredging of the Lower Guadalquivir River, the over-abstraction of the Doñana Aquifer, the proposed Balboa oil ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Doñana National Park
State Parties: Spain
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Considering that the lack of legal protection of most of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (CdVNP) poses a significant threat to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, 3. Expresses its serious concern that the legal framework protecting 72% of CdVNP, the larger component of the Cerrado Protected Areas is no longer in effect; 4. Requests the State Party to continue its work to reinstate the legal protection regime of the property in its entirety; 5. Takes note of the commitment of the ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
State Parties: Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Regrets that the State Party of Panama did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session; 4. Notes with appreciation the efforts of both the States Parties of Costa Rica and Panama to establish a Bi-national Executing Technical Unit for the management of La Amistad International Park (UTEB-PILA), and to commission a transboundary Strategic ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
State Parties: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7A.15, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Welcomes the further progress achieved by the State Party in implementing the 2010 World Heritage Centre/IUCN joint reactive monitoring mission recommendations; 4. Notes that a number of critical conservation activities are still at the planning stage, including those relating to securing the biosecurity chain of inspection and control of invasive species, and the development of a tourism strategy in response to ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Galápagos Islands
State Parties: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Takes note that the State Party has stabilized the illegal land market by advancing significantly in the land titling process in areas abutting the property, and restructured the administration of protected areas so as to clarify the mandate of pertinent governmental agencies; 4. Expresses its serious concern over the alarming trend in illegal drug trafficking carried out in and around the property, which is undermining ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
State Parties: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.35, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in reducing illegal logging in the property, and encourages the State Party to continue its actions to control illegal logging, as well as fires and other types of habitat conversion; 4. Welcomes the State Party's efforts to promote alternative livelihoods for local communities, and requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the 2011 reactive monitoring ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
State Parties: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee 1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3. Regrets that the management plan for the Special Zone of Marine Protection has yet to be finalised or adopted, as previously urged by the World Heritage Committee in Decision 33 COM 7B.38, and considers that the property's lack of management capacity, if not addressed, could pose a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value; 4. Requests the State Party to urgently finalise the Management Plan for the Special Zone of ...
Session: 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (35 COM)
Year: 2011
Sites: Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
State Parties: Panama