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Decision : CONF 201 VII.D.63/64
SOC noted by Committee: Lower Valley of the Awash (Ethiopia)

VII.63 Lower Valley of the Awash (Ethiopia)

The Secretariat reported that in spite of its difficult access, it appeared that the site is subject to the uncontrolled visits of individual tourists seeking souvenir fossils. To provide better protection and in order to further enhance this si te, several measures were recommended, including the:

  • designation of a guide by the CRCCH;
  • construction of a museum;
  • eventual extension of the zone inscribed on the World Heri tage List.

The Bureau took note of the Secretariat's report and encouraged the Centre for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage (CRCCH) to implement the above-mentioned proposals, and to keep the World Heritage Committee informed of all progress accomplished.


 Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Ethiopia
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201 VII.D.63/64