English Français
  • Results
  • Exports
291
Decisions
Year start:
2008
Year end:
2008
By Year
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Expresses its sincerest condolences to the family of the game reserve officer who was killed recently; 4. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property and on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 mission; 5. Expresses its utmost concern about reports received by the World Heritage Centre and IUCN of uranium prospecting within the property and in the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the progress of the States Parties to improve the institutional arrangements for managing and protecting this transboundary property; 4. Notes with concern the challenges and threats to the integrity of the property, in particular from urban development, increasing tourism numbers, invasive species, and insufficient funds to implement the joint management plan; 5. Calls upon the international community to offer ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes the significant progress achieved by the State Party in strengthening the management capacities and facilities in the property in line with the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee at the time of inscription; 4. Reiterates the recommendation of the IUCN Evaluation to consider a nomination of the Gebel Qatrani area for natural criteria as an extension to the existing property; 5. Requests the State Party to ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)
Country: Egypt
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a state of conservation report as requested at its 31 session (Christchurch, 2007); 4. Welcomes the findings of the IUCN Management Effectiveness Assessment on the positive progress in managing the property; but notes with concern the many threats which the property continues to face; 5. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of its previous decisions; and ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7A.12 and 31 COM 7B.13, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006), and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Commends the State Party for its successful management of limited water resources in 2006-7 and notes with satisfaction the continuation of the policy of considering Ichkeul as a net consumer of water; 4. Also notes that the State Party has begun the process of establishing a management structure, with powers of decision making and financial autonomy, as ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 27 COM 8C.11 and 29 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively, 3. Notes the continued commitment of the State Party to address the conservation concerns of the property and its report on ongoing and planned measures; 4. Notes with satisfaction the transfer of management of the Ord River Regeneration Reserve to the Western Australia Department for Environment and Conservation, and the commitment to extend the Purnululu Conservation Area in ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Purnululu National Park
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note with satisfaction of the progress made with the planning and preparation for the implementation of the plan for the eradication of invasive rabbits and rodents that adversely impact the property's values and integrity; 4. Requests the State Party to proceed swiftly with the implementation of the eradication plan and to secure and allocate sufficient financial and technical support for key pre and post ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Macquarie Island
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Offers its sympathy for the tragic loss of life as a result of cyclone Sidr; 3. Calls upon the international community to support the State Party in its efforts to re-establish full management capacity at the property as soon as possible: 4. Requests the State Party to implement the recommendations of the Reactive Monitoring mission, and place particular emphasis on the following: a) produce a detailed restoration and recovery plan; b) restore management capacity to: i) restore field stations and forest ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: The Sundarbans
Country: Bangladesh
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for consulting with stakeholders on the modification of the boundaries of the property; and for its Comprehensive River Basin Planning process and encourages it to extend this consultation with stakeholders, particularly the local communities, on its plans for dam building in the region; 4. Requests the State Party to provide the following documents and reports when complete and as soon as possible ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 26 COM 21B.10, adopted at its 26th session (Budapest, 2002), 3. Notes the important on-going efforts of the State Party to protect the property, in particular for the strategic extensions to the National Park in order to address issues of integrity affecting the existing property; 4. Requests the State Party to continue its efforts to create a protected area in the Karbi Anglong hills and to ensure the connectivity with the existing National Park, in order to ensure long term integrity of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Kaziranga National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.17, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern the ongoing problems of water supply caused by reduced summer monsoon rains in the last four years and the resulting problems with invasive vegetation, notably Prosopis julifora and Eichhornia crassifes; 4. Also notes with concern the continuing absence of any information to gauge the effects of the repeated droughts on the diversity and abundance of birdlife in the property, placing in doubt its ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Keoladeo National Park
Country: India
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.12 and 31 COM 7B.16, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Recognises the efforts of the State Party to implement the draft Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and its efforts to combat illegal logging, and urges the State Party to complete and fully implement the EAP in 2008; 4. Regrets the escalation of threats, in particular the severity of encroachment, which have degraded the integrity of the property; 5. Calls upon the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Notes with concern the extensive threats to the property in the Lake Habema and southern lowland regions and the inadequate functioning of the management agency; 4. Acknowledges the increased funding allocated to the property in 2008 as compared to 2007 and the cooperation with international partners to improve conservation; however, also notes with concern reports of projected future overall funding reductions from an ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Corr, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.6, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Commends the State Party for responding effectively to the recommendations made at the time of inscription of the property; 4. Takes note of the recommendations of the joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission and requests the State Party to implement them, with particular emphasis on the following: a) explore with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) the obtaining of the Particularly ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Shiretoko
Country: Japan
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.22, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the efforts made by the State Party to implement the recommendations of the World Heritage Committee; 4. Encourages the State Party to manage the high visitor levels by integrating visitor and tourism planning into the overall management of the property; 5. Requests the State Party to complete as soon as possible the Environmental Impact Assessments for the widening of Highway 304 and for the design of the wildlife ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the detailed report by the State Party addressing major threats identified by the 2007 joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission; 4. Welcomes that all the new mining activity that could affect the property has been stopped, and requests the State Party, in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to ensure that these mining activities will not be reopened in the future; 5. Also requests the State ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.29, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets the fires which occurred in August 2007 in the vicinity of the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to include risk reduction in its management of the property, particularly in relation to the impact of fires on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a clarification on the status and exact location of the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Durmitor National Park
Country: Montenegro
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.20 and 31 COM 7B.30, adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with concern that a large part of the property on the Belarusian side might not have been managed according to World Heritage standards given that the State Party considered that only the strictly protected zone of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List, not the whole National Park; 4. Reiterates its request to both ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.24, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Regrets that the States Parties of the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine did not provide a report as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session, and also regrets that the State Party of Ukraine did not keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed about the reopening of navigation routes, any actual or potential impacts on the Danube Delta World Heritage property, and the implementation of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Danube Delta
Country: Republic of Moldova Romania Ukraine
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.25, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes with concern that the State Party has not rejected plans to construct a gas pipeline which, if it were to pass through the property, would constitute a threat to its Outstanding Universal Value and integrity and would represent a clear case for inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger; 4. Reiterates its requests to the State Party to develop, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation