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The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.34, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes the progress made by the State Party in the implementation of the adopted corrective measures and urges to continue its sustained efforts so as to meet the Desired state of conservation within the expected timeframe; 4.  Requests the State Party to submit a report on the conservation strategy for decorated surfaces and its related monitoring strategy; 5.  Urges the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.35 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in addressing conservation concerns at the property and encourages it to continue such efforts in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies; 4.  Urges the State Party to develop and approve the Management Plan for the property, including a conservation programme with short, medium and long term ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Coro and its Port
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7C , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Welcomes the publication of the Guidance on the Desired State of conservation for the removal of a property from the List of World Heritage Danger (DSOCR); 4.  Requests the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies to continue supporting States Parties in developing and submitting DSOCRs for all properties included in the List of World Heritage in Danger, by its 40th session in 2016 at the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.1 , adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with satisfaction that the State Party has undertaken an emergency safeguarding plan for the protected areas of Cameroon, and that this is evidenced by the assignment of agents and supplementary budgets for the property, and calls on the State Party to continue and strengthen this support; 4.  Welcomes the initiative of the State Party to revise the development plan for ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.8 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Expresses its utmost concern about the recent attacks on the part of the property situated in the Central African Republic, which lead to in the destruction and theft of most of essential materials and equipment, including vehicles and communication materials and the evacuation of the manager of the site together with the international staff and international researchers working at the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Sangha Trinational
Country: Cameroon Congo
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.2 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Commends the State Party for the effective collaboration between the Wildlife and Forest Services and their efforts to increase stakeholder involvement in the site’s management, particularly through agreements with Community Forest Associations; 4.  Notes with concern the significant forest fire that affected the property in March 2012 and reportedly affected 10% of the Mount Kenya ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add.Corr, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.3 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Noting the statement made by the State Party of Ethiopia during the 36th session of the Committee (Saint-Petersburg, 2012) to express its concern regarding the decision by the Committee requesting Ethiopia to halt construction of the dam, 4.  Regrets that the State Party of Ethiopia has not submitted a progress report on the implementation of the actions requested in its ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lake Turkana National Parks
Country: Kenya
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Expresses its concern about oil exploration activities in Lake Malawi, and considers that oil drilling poses a potentially severe risk to the integrity of the entire lake ecosystem, including the aquatic zone and shoreline of the property and reiterates that mining, oil and gas exploration and exploitation are incompatible with World Heritage status; 3.  Urges the State Party of Malawi to ensure that no oil exploration or exploitation is carried out in Lake Malawi until a full ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Malawi
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decisions 33 COM 7B.5 and 35 COM 7B.5 , adopted at its 33rd (Seville, 2009) and 35th (UNESCO, 2011) sessions respectively, 3.  Commends the State Party for the progress achieved in securing the support of all stakeholders for the proclamation of the property under national legislation, and requests the State Party to complete the proclamation process as soon as possible and to notify the World Heritage Centre when this has been completed; 4.  Takes note of the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Vredefort Dome
Country: South Africa
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,  2.  Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.5 and 36 COM 8B.43 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Welcomes the anti-poaching measures initiated by the State Party as well as the reinstatement of the retention scheme and requests the State Party to submit as soon as possible a report on the efficiency of these measures; 4.  Takes note of the fact that no official notification has been made to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism on any proposed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Decision:       37 COM 7B.8 The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.         Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.11, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.         Commends the State Party for its rapid response to the letter from the World Heritage Centre and for the exemplary management of the property; 4.         Requests the State Party ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.11 , adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), 3.  Commends the State Party for its rapid response to the letter from the World Heritage Centre and for the exemplary management of the property; 4.  Requests the State Party to take all necessary measures to ensure that the mining activities undertaken in the region of the property do not have a negative impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and reiterates that mining ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Country: Mauritania
Decision:       37 COM 7B.9 The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.         Recalling Decision 32 COM 8B.5, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), 3.         Welcomes the State Party’s formal pledge to conservation of the property through reconfirming commitment to the full implementation of the 2008 Cabinet Decrees addressing the various challenges facing the property; 4.         Notes the challenging period the State Party is facing which hindered its ability to activate and follow up on the agreed strategies and actions ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Socotra Archipelago
Country: Yemen
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.8, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3. Welcomes the progress made by the State Party with the Strategic Assessment and reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure that the assessment and the resulting long-term plan for the sustainable development of the property are completed against defined criteria for success, fully address direct, indirect and cumulative impacts on the reef and lead to concrete measures to ensure the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7B.10 , adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), 3. Expresses its satisfaction about the preliminary results of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan which show that no rodents have been detected since June 2011, that the vegetation has been re-established and that seabirds returned to breed in previously affected areas and notes the on-going efforts of the State Party to implement measures to mitigate the dieback of the Macquarie Cushion ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Macquarie Island
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B. 9 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Notes with concern that the depth and quality of the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) appear to be incompatible with the scale and complexity of the planned hydropower development that may affect the property; 4.  Also notes with concern that preparatory construction has advanced in the absence of approved EIAs in several locations, and reiterates its request to the State Party not to proceed ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 3 5 COM 7B.1 5 , adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Takes note that the State Party did not submit its report by 1 February 2013 , and notes the information provided by the State Party in its report of 22 May 2013; 4.  Notes with serious concern the State Party’s intent to proceed with the construction of the Lake Habema – Nduga – Kenyem road without undertaking a Strategic Environmental ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Lorentz National Park
Country: Indonesia
The World Heritage Committee, 1.         Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.         Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.15, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.         Commends the State Party for passing the Protected Areas Act 2010 and for drafting the 2009 Rennell-Bellona Province Lake Tegano Heritage Park Ordinance, and urges the State Party to apply both of these instruments to the East Rennell property as soon as possible to ensure full and strict legal protection of the property; 4.         Reiterates its request to the State Party to immediately ban ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B, 2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.45 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), 3.  Extends its deepest condolences to the family of the guard killed during operations conducted to protect the property; 4.  Notes with concern that implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, to address impacts from expansion works on Highway 304, particularly along the sections of the highway within the property, have not been undertaken and no timeline for completion has ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Country: Thailand
The World Heritage Committee, 1.  Having examined Document WHC-12/37.COM/7B.Add, 2.  Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.20 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), 3.  Notes that the State Party is yet to submit the plan for the sustainable use of the Cua Van Cultural Centre, and requests the State Party to submit this and other recently developed management related plans to the World Heritage Centre and urges the State Party to expedite any measures included in the plan to ensure sustainable use of the Centre and to limit tourism impacts on the ...
Session: 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (37 COM)
Year: 2013
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam