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Decision : 37 COM 8B.21
Isandra Zoma (Madagascar)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Documents WHC-13/37.COM/8B and WHC-13/37.COM/INF.8B1 ,

2.  Refers the nomination of Isandra Zoma , Madagascar , back to the State Party, in order to allow it, with the advice of ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre, if requested, to:

a)  Complete the comparative analysis at the national level (historic areas of the Betsileo people and of the central highlands), to determine whether the property is the most representative and best preserved in Madagascar and in what way it is outstanding; and complete the comparative analysis at the regional level, notably in Africa,

b)  Review the property boundaries to include its various attributes currently in the buffer zone: tombs, vatolahy, defensive trenches, etc.,

c)  Update the property data with archaeological surveys and regular scientific monitoring,

d)  Implement a conservation plan for the property based on regular monitoring,

e)  Implement a management plan for the property by the overarching management body, which must include a tourism development and management plan, and be able to be incorporated into the local community development plans,

f)   Review and expand the notion of indicators for the property’s monitoring and conservation;

3.  Recommends that the State Party give consideration to the following:

a)  Making the property’s map boundaries identifiable on the ground,

b)  Developing tourism facilities and accommodation involving the local population.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Madagascar
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 8B.21