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Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest 800 Kenya N(ii)(iii) The Committee recalled that the Bureau at its twenty-first session expressed concern about illegal deforestation and encroachment on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and had recommended that the Kenyan authorities reduce the size of the nominated area by excluding heavily impacted forests. The Committee commended the Kenyan authorities for their response to the Bureau's request and the details provided on actions to be taken to improve the management of the forest zone and a map of the revised boundaries of the property. The ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
Sibiloi/Central Island National Parks 801 Kenya N(i)(iv) The Committee inscribed this property on the basis of natural criteria (i) and (iv) for the discoveries of mammal fossil remains in the site which led to the scientific reconstruction of the palaeo-environment of the entire Turkana Lake basin of the Quarternary Period. The Lake Turkana ecosystem with its diverse bird life and desert environment offers an exceptional laboratory for studies of plant and animal communities. The Committee expressed its concern and drew the attention of the Kenyan authorities to illegal grazing by ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The Valley of Vinales Pinar del Rio 840 Cuba The Committee noted that the site does not meet the natural criteria, lacked clearly defined boundaries and does not have sufficient legal protection. Hence, the Committee decided not to inscribe this site on the List. The Committee noted that the Cuban authorities may wish to consider nominating the area as a cultural landscape.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Viñales Valley
Country: Cuba
Natural Reserve El Triunfo 807 Mexico The Committee noted that the twenty-first extraordinary session of the Bureau decided, after having heard the evaluation by IUCN, to bring this nomination to the twenty-first session of the Committee. In presenting its evaluation, IUCN noted that the field inspection originally planned for March had to be postponed until November. The conclusions of the report were: (1) the site is one of high importance for conservation within Mexico but, however, in the regional context it is one of many cloud forest protected areas; (2) the conditions of ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Country: Mexico
VIII.4 The Committee examined the state of conservation reports contained in Working Document WHC-97/CONF.208/8BRev and decided to include the following natural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: - Okapi Faunal Reserve (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Kahuzi-Biega National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park (Central African Republic)  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Central African Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo
VIII.5 The Committee examined the state of conservation reports contained in Working Document WHC-97/CONF.208/8A and decided to remove the following natural property from the List of World Heritage in Danger: - Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia)  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
Pyrénées - Mount Perdu 773 France/Spain N(i)(iii) C(iii)(iv)(v) The Committee inscribed the site under natural criteria (i) and (iii). The calcareous massif of the Mount Perdu displays classic geological land forms, including deep canyons and spectacular cirque walls. It is also an outstanding scenic landscape with meadows, lakes, caves and forests on mountain slopes. In addition, the area is of high interest to science and conservation. Concerning cultural values, the Committee inscribed the property on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v): The ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain
The Committee examined the state of conservation reports contained in Working Document WHC-97/CONF.208/8BRev and decided to include the following cultural property on the List of World Heritage in Danger: - Butrinti (Albania)  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape 806 Austria C(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv), considering that the Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut alpine region is an outstanding example of a natural landscape of great beauty and scientific interest which also contains evidence of a fundamental human economic activity, the whole integrated in a harmonious and mutually beneficial ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Country: Austria
The Historic Centre of Sao Luis 821 Brazil C(iii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (v), considering that the Historic Centre of São Luis do Maranhão is an outstanding example of a Portuguese colonial town that adapted successfully to the climatic conditions in equatorial South America and which has preserved its urban fabric, harmoniously integrated with its natural setting, to an exceptional ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Historic Centre of São Luís
Country: Brazil
The Old Town of Lijiang 811 China C (ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (v). Lijiang is an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Old Town of Lijiang
Country: China
The Ancient City of Ping Yao 812 China C (ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that the Ancient City of Ping Yao is an outstanding example of a Han Chinese city of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (14th-20th centuries) that has retained all its features to an exceptional degree and in doing so provides a remarkably complete picture of cultural, social, economic, and religious development during one of the most seminal periods of Chinese ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Ancient City of Ping Yao
Country: China
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou 813 China C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v), considering that the four classical gardens of Suzhou are masterpieces of Chinese landscape garden design in which art, nature, and ideas are integrated perfectly to create ensembles of great beauty and peaceful harmony, and four gardens are integral to the entire historic urban plan. The Committee, however, recommended that the State Party submit a nomination to extend the World Heritage protection to cover ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Country: China
The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec 809 Croatia C(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that the Episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the historic centre of Porec is an outstanding example of an early Christian episcopal ensemble that is exceptional by virtue of its completeness and its unique Basilican cathedral.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
Country: Croatia
The Historic City of Trogir 810 Croatia C(ii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that Trogir is an excellent example of a medieval town built on and conforming with the layout of a Hellenistic and Roman city that has conserved its urban fabric to an exceptional degree and with the minimum of modern interventions, in which the trajectory of social and cultural development is clearly visible in every aspect of the ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Historic City of Trogir
Country: Croatia
San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba 841 Cuba C(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (iv) and (v), considering that the Castle of San Pedro de la Roca and its associated defensive works are of exceptional value because they constitute the largest and most comprehensive example of the principles of Renaissance military engineering adapted to the requirements of European colonial powers in the ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
Country: Cuba
The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn 822 Estonia C(ii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that Tallinn is an outstanding and exceptionally complete and well preserved example of a medieval northern European trading city that retains the salient features of this unique form of economic and social community to a remarkable degree.  
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Country: Estonia
The Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne 345rev. France C(ii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv), considering that the historic town of Carcassonne is an excellent example of a medieval fortified town whose massive defences were constructed on walls dating from Late Antiquity. It is of exceptional importance by virtue of the restoration work carried out in the second half of the 19th century by Viollet-le-Duc, which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in conservation principles and ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
Country: France
The 18th Century Royal Palace at Caserta, with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex 549rev Italy C(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), considering that the monumental complex at Caserta, whilst cast in the same mould as other 18th century royal establishments, is exceptional for the broad sweep of its design, incorporating not only an imposing palace and park, but also much of the surrounding natural landscape and an ambitious new town laid out according to the urban planning ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
Country: Italy
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 823 Italy C(i)(ii)(iv)(v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iv) and (v), considering that the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in and around Turin represent a comprehensive overview of European monumental architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries, using style, dimensions, and space to illustrate in an exceptional way the prevailing doctrine of absolute monarchy in material ...
Session: 21st session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 208)
Year: 1997
Sites: Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
Country: Italy
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