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The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decisions 30 COM 7B.25 and 31 COM 7B.26 adopted at its 30th (Vilnius, 2006) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Also recalling Decision 24 COM VIII.44-49 (Cairns, 2000) on World Heritage and mining and the subsequent commitment by major stakeholders in the mining industry (International Council on Minerals and Metals,2003) not to mine in World Heritage properties, 4. Notes that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property remains intact and is not subject to immediate threat ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.3, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the steps taken by the State Party to implement some of the recommendations from the 2005 monitoring mission, but notes that many have not yet been fully addressed; 4. Urges the State Party to implement the remaining recommendations effectively; 5. Requests the State Party to complete its review of the legal provisions relevant to the property and to ensure that the law "On protection of Lake Baikal" and other ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes the current and potential threats to the property from roads, logging and lack of effective management; 4. Welcomes the recent decision of the State Party to change plans concerning the location of the Sliding Center (luge-bobsleigh), Olympic Mountain Village and the Biathlon Stadium from close proximity to the property and to relocate them to a new location; 5. Urges the State Party to halt all activities ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Western Caucasus
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 14B.14, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004), 3. Regrets that there has been no reported progress made by the State Party in implementing the World Heritage Committee's decision at the time of inscription; 4. Requests the State Party to take the necessary steps to complete the management plan for the property as soon as possible, and send it in three copies to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies for review, before the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Welcomes the completion and dissemination of a visitor code of conduct; 4. Notes the importance of decisive action in relation to threats to the property and requests the State Party to finalise plans for rapid implementation of the eradication of the invasive Polynesian rat and to consider the appointment of a ranger for Henderson Island; 5. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Henderson Island
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.27, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005), 3. Takes notes of the detailed report provided by the State Party on the developments concerning the visitor centre and improved planning processes and management of the property; 4. Welcomes the involvement with stakeholders in implementing the decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th (UNESCO, 2003) and 29th (Durban 2005) sessions and the recommendations of the 2003 joint World Heritage Centre / IUCN Reactive ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.28, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), 3. Acknowledges progress in implementing the New World Mining District Response and Restoration project, restoring the roads within the guidelines of the National Environment Policy Act, and in implementing water quality improvement measures; 4. Requests the State Party to continue to address the threats identified in this and previous reports in particular: a) accelerate the adaptive management changes under the Bison management ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.12, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowleges the extensive on-going efforts of the Everglades National Park and the considerable funding of the State Party to protect and restore the property; 4. Encourages the State Party to continue providing sufficient funding to ensure the corrective measures are implemented as effectively and as quickly as possible; 5. Also encourages the State Party to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop a risk ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.38, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is present though degraded, but also notes with serious concern the various specific threats which the property currently faces in particular threats due to biodiversity and visual impacts; 4. Notes with satisfaction the rejection of the hot air balloon concession; 5. Urges the State Party, in coordination with the State Party of Brazil, to implement the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Iguazu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.39, adopted at its 31th session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Notes that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property is present though degraded, but notes with serious concern the various specific threats which the property currently faces, in particular threats due to biodiversity and visual impacts; 4. Urges the State Party, in coordination with the State Party of Argentina, to implement the following recommendations of the 2008 World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission in order ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Expresses its serious concern at the reported destruction of mangrove and coral reef ecosystems within the property with accompanying adverse impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value and the integrity of the property; 3. Requests the State Party to urgently ensure that these destructive activities cease immediately and that the affected areas be ecologically rehabilitated; and to inform the World Heritage Committee of any existing or proposed development plans in waters / cays within or adjacent to the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Notes with satisfaction the review and assessment process initiated by the State Party to strengthen the conservation and management of this property; 3. Invites the State Party to consider requesting International Assistance from the World Heritage Fund to support the review and assessment process; 4. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, a report on the state of conservation of the property and progress made on the implementation of the above mentioned review ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.36, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the States Parties did not submit their reports in one of the two working languages of the World Heritage Convention (French and English); 4. Notes with concern the observations reported by the World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission to the property, in particular: a) absence of any planned measures to mitigate the impact of the hydroelectric dams on the seven aquatic species which would otherwise be lost ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.37, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Acknowledges with appreciation the commitment from Sherrit International (Canada) to abstain from exploring or exploiting the mining concession granted within this property in line with the international policy statement of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) of not undertaking these activities in World Heritage properties; 4. Requests the State Party to make a clear and unequivocal commitment to close ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Country: Cuba
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.40, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its state of conservation report in one of the two languages of the Convention (French and English); 4. Commends the State Party for its implementation of the "Enhancing our Heritage" management effectiveness toolkit; 5. Urges the State Party to continue monitoring the impacts of the Highway of Guamote - Macas, particularly on the section within the property; in particular ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Commends the State Party for its efforts in implementing the recommendations from the 2006 monitoring mission and encourages international donors and partners involved in the conservation and management of this property to continue supporting the State Party efforts for the effective implementation of these recommendations; 4. Urges the State Party to expedite efforts for completing the action plan required for the ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.41, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit its state of conservation report in one of the two languages of the Convention (French and English); 4. Requests that the State Party provide an updated high resolution map of the World Heritage property clearly indicating the original boundaries as per the 1987 nomination dossier, and explaining the discrepancy between the surface area indicated in the original nomination ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Manú National Park
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decisions 28 COM 14B.11, and 31 COM 7B.42, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 31st (Christchurch, 2007) sessions respectively, 3. Notes with concern that development continues to affect the integrity of the property, which if not urgently addressed is likely to lead to significant loss of the Outstanding Universal Value of the property; 4. Welcomes the preparation of an integrated development strategy for the property and requests the State Party to take the necessary steps to adopt its ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Pitons Management Area
Country: Saint Lucia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B.Add, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.43, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Takes note of the findings of the recent World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS / IUCN monitoring mission to the property, and requests the State Party to: a) institute a mechanism through the future Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) management plan reviews, and involving all relevant stakeholders, to monitor, assess and manage the ecological integrity of the TWWHA and adjoining reserves by considering ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-08/32.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 31 COM 7B.44, adopted at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007), 3. Congratulates the State Party of Spain for its efforts in addressing the conservation issues facing the property; 4. Notes progress achieved on the implementation of some of the recommendations of the 2007 Reactive Monitoring mission and encourages further work to implement the remaining recommendations; 5. Regrets the relocation of the Gavarnie Festival has not occurred, despite the commitment from the State Party of ...
Session: 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (32 COM)
Year: 2008
Sites: Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Country: France Spain