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The World Heritage Committee,1. Expresses concern that the political turmoil in Côte d'Ivoire has led to the suspension of operations of the Mount Nimba ecosystem conservation project in Côte d'Ivoire and has compelled some of the NGO partners to withdraw staff from the area;2. Commends Fauna and Flora International on its commitment to continue co-operation with the Guinean State Party in addressing the refugee crisis and developing a long-term management project;3. Commends the Centre de Gestion de l'Environnement des Monts Nimba (CEGEN) for its important role in promoting ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses its serious concerns regarding the lack of clarity on the information received on the vehicles provided with financial assistance from the World Heritage Fund and reported stolen, and reiterates its request from the 26th session of the Committee in 2002, that the State Party report on the above issue and on progress made in the implementation of the rehabilitation plan; 2. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre, in co-operation with the State Party, to undertake a mission to the property and carry out a systematic assessment and to submit a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the State Party and associated partners for their efforts to control Salvinia molesta in a cost effective manner; 2. Notes that savings made in the project funds are being used for strengthening State Party capacity to protect the property and implement measures benefiting the conservation of waterfowl; 3. Requests the State Party to continue co-operating with IUCN, the World Heritage Centre, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat and other relevant partners in carrying out an urgent assessment of the scale and threat of Typha australis and ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting that IUCN believes that the property's conditions have improved substantially since it was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1999 and that the State Party is showing increased commitment to the conservation of the property,2. Commends the Uganda Wildlife Authority for the improvements to the management of the property and their efforts to protect the property in times of instability;3. Invites the State Party to consider according a greater level of financial support to ensure the minimum level of effective property management, ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Congratulates the State Party for successfully convening a workshop, held in January 2003 to identify indicators and benchmarks in order to monitor the recovery of the property, and for demonstrating strong commitment to the rehabilitation of the Ichkeul National Park;2. Urges the State Party to write to the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee confirming that it will consider the Ichkeul National Park as a water "consumer" and commit to an annual water inflow into the lake of an average of 80 to 120 million cubic metres from the upstream ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the Indian Government and partner institutes and research bodies for their efforts in preparing a World Heritage Biodiversity Programme for India with support for project preparation from the United Nations Foundation (UNF); 2. Invites the State Party to submit a report to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 on the possible financing and execution of the Programme, including the implementation measures recommended by the 26th session of the Committee and the IUCN mission of early 2002 for the conservation of Manas, for examination by ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes that the management plan was submitted by the State Party on 25 June 2003;2. Encourages the State Party to request, if necessary, technical assistance from the World Heritage Fund to urgently purchase a portable electric generator to enable rapid closure of the sluice gates in a potential emergency situation; 3. Urges the State Party to submit a calendar of activities for preparing a proposal for a transborder World Heritage area in the Danube Delta in co-operation with other concerned States Parties; 4. Decides to remove Srebarna Nature Reserve from ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the detailed report by the State Party provided on 17 April 2003 and acknowledges the effort and commitment by the State Party in addressing key management problems;2. Invites the State Party to co-operate with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN to prepare a report by 1 February 2004 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004, describing the steps the State Party intends to take to develop and implement action plans and define parameters and conditions to monitor progress in the restoration of the property, with a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Notes the detailed report by the State Party provided on 17 April 2003;2. Urges the State Party to continue to report on Yellowstone's snowmobile phase-out and other efforts to ensure that winter travel facilities respect the protection of the Park, its visitors, and its wildlife; 3. Recommends that the State Party continue its efforts in ensuring that the Mclaren Mine tailings are not contaminating the property; 4. Recognizes the progress made in addressing all the key issues that led to the inclusion of the property on the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses satisfaction with the progress made by the IUCN/UNESCO/United Nations Foundation (UNF) Project "Enhancing Our Heritage" (EOH); 2. Commends the State Party for its co-operation on this project and urges the State Party to continue this collaboration in order to improve protection of the property; 3. Recommends that the State Party work closely with the coordinator of the project "Enhancing Our Heritage" and Fundacion Natura in order to seek appropriate funding for the revision of the management plan as a priority, and for the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Expresses satisfaction with the work being carried out to assist property management under the "Enhancing our Heritage" (EOH) Project and the Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity Conservation Project, both financed by the United Nations Foundation (UNF); 2. Commends the State Party for its efforts to continue to improve management of the property; 3. Further commends the State Party for inviting an IUCN/UNESCO mission to the property which is currently taking place, as recommended by the earlier mission in 2000 in order to systematically assess ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Thanking the Government of Japan for their financial contribution to the restoration of King Behanzin's Palace,2. Requests the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS in co-operation with the State Party to undertake an evaluation mission to the property in view of preparing a report by 1 February 2004 for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session in 2004 on the state of conservation of this property to enable the World Heritage Committee to decide whether or not to remove it from the List of World Heritage in Danger;3. Decides to retain ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Royal Palaces of Abomey
Country: Benin
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Noting the report of the UNESCO mission undertaken in 2002, and the recommendations aimed at safeguarding Timbuktu Old Town and the three mosques inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger; 2. Expresses its appreciation to the Italian Government for its support towards the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Africa; 3. Recalling the ICOMOS evaluation of the nomination dossier in 1987, recommending the inclusion of the Timbuktu Old Town in the World Heritage List; 4. Invites the State Party to implement to the extent possible the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Timbuktu
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having noted the information provided by the World Heritage Centre following the mission to the property,;2. Strongly encourages the Government of Algeria to take the necessary measures towards the swift implementation of the recommendations contained in the World Heritage Centre's report, and notably:(a) The immediate delimitation of the official perimeter of the World Heritage property and its buffer zone, based on the existing archaeological studies, and the issuing of a temporary decree freezing all constructions within these boundaries,(b)The ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Tipasa
Country: Algeria
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having taken note of the information provided by the World Heritage Centre on the results of the mission to the property,;2. Commends the State Party for the efforts which are made in order to complete the programme for the protection of the area; 3. Stresses, however, that engineering solutions to the groundwater problems might prove not cost-effective and sustainable if the source of the problem is not addressed in a comprehensive and co-ordination effort; 4. Recommends to the State Party to halt the on-going engineering interventions and review Phases II ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Abu Mena
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee,1. Commends the Oman authorities for the progress achieved in the preparation of the management plan and for having re-appointed a Chief Site Conservator; 2. Encourages the State Party to continue supporting the elaboration of the management plan, as well as the development of national capacity towards the establishment of a permanent management structure that will be responsible for the daily implementation of the Plan; 3. Invites the State Party to hold the first of the two workshops foreseen for the reviewing and development of the management plan, and to ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee,1. Noting that, despite the commitment and support of the Government, progress has been very slow in addressing the threats that had justified the inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger,;2. Urges the Government of Yemen to take immediate measures towards the enforcement of the ban on new constructions within the Old City decided in 2001, and the strengthening of the local bodies in charge of the conservation of the property, including the local General Organization for the Preservation of the Historic Cities of Yemen (GOPHCY) Unit, ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined the state of conservation report of the Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam,; 2. Notes with concern the instability of the leaning Minaret, continued illicit on-site excavation and lack of management mechanism;  3. Expresses appreciation to the Governments of Greece, Italy and Switzerland for their generous contributions for the protection of the property; 4. Requests the State Party and UNESCO to continue to co-operate closely to enhance the protection, conservation and management of the property to prevent looting on-site and to ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Country: Afghanistan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Commends the Government of Cambodia and particularly the Authority for the Protection of the Site and Development of the Region of Angkor (APSARA) for submitting a detailed report to the Committee on the major conservation activities carried out at the property with the generous technical and financial contributions from Japan, France, Italy, Germany, United States of America, Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Hungary, India and private groups and foundations such as ACCOR and the World Monument Fund; 2. Encourages APSARA to:(a) Continue the implementation of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
The World Heritage Committee,1. Having noted the information provided by the World Heritage Centre further to its mission to the property,;2. Commends the State Party, particularly the Karnataka State Government, for the tangible action taken to implement the corrective measures to protect the World Heritage property;3. Congratulates the State Party for the decision to postpone the completion of the vehicular bridge until the by-pass road is constructed and to consider the vehicular bridge to be temporary, pending the identification of a long-term solution within the Hampi management ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India