State of Conservation (SOC)
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (2004)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:95,000USD
|2003||Capacity Building for Staff and Rangers to manage the Arabian ...||40,000 USD|
|1998|| Regional Capacity-Building Training Workshop for the Promotion of ...
Reapproval: 30 Jun, 2000 (n°1308 - 40,000 USD)
|1994||Preparation of a management plan for the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary||15,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The World Heritage Committee, at its 27th session, approved an International Assistance request (US$40,000) for the “Organization of a training course on management issues for the existing staff and rangers to increase their capacity for the management of the World Natural Heritage property of the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary”. An Activity Financing Contract has been established by the Centre with the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources and the dates for the course have been set from 11 to 15 September 2004.
In 2000 a report by IUCN mentioned that a management plan had been prepared by the State Party with revised boundaries and clearly identified management zones. The World Heritage Committee, at its 24th session, requested the State Party to finalize and adopt this management plan and submit a copy to the World Heritage Centre, including the proposed redefinition of the boundaries of the World Heritage property and of the buffer zones, for examination by the Committee. Such redefinition appeared all the more urgent taking into account the proposed oil exploitation schemes in the area. The Director of the World Heritage Centre, moreover, visited the State Party in December 2003 and reiterated such requests to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources. At the time of the preparation of this report, however, the World Heritage Centre had not received the above-mentioned documentation.
Analysis and Conclusion
Link to the decision
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, the new Management Plan for the property including a detailed topographic map showing the new proposed delimitation of the core and buffer zones of the World Heritage property, for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.
Draft Decision:28 COM 15B.8
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Requests the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2005, the new Management Plan for the property including a detailed topographic map showing the new proposed delimitation of the core and buffer zones of the World Heritage property, for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.
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The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).