1.         Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) (C/N 39bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1979

Criteria  (iv)(vii)(viii)(ix)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   1984-1989

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1979-1988)
Total amount approved: USD 158,850
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Shortcomings in the management; Lack of financial resources

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1989

As reported to the 12th meeting of the Committee, conditions here have substantially improved over the past few years when the "warning light" first went on in 1983. Continued support and surveillance is required but the main threats are now under control. On 2 March, a letter from the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism agreed that the area can now be removed from the Danger List.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1989

As IUCN reported to the 12th meeting of the Committee, conditions here have substantially improved over the past few years when the "warning light" first went on in 1983.

Continued support and surveillance is required but the main threats are now under control.

On 2 March, a letter from the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism agreed that the area can now be removed from the Danger List.

The Bureau was glad to learn that, thanks in part to support provided under the World Heritage Fund, the situation of this site had greatly improved since it was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1983. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies

In the light of the IUCN report and the letter from the Ministry, the Bureau recommended that the Committee comply with the request of the Ministry to remove this property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Adopted: 13 BUR IV.A.1

The Bureau was glad to learn that, thanks in part to support provided under the World Heritage Fund, the situation of this site had greatly improved. The Bureau re-considered this matter under the agenda item concerning nominations/exclusion from the List of World Heritage in Danger (see paragraph XI.28.C.).

Decision Adopted: 13 BUR VI.15

15. The Bureau reviewed another request from Tanzania, for the purchase of equipment for protecting the archaeological and palaeontological site of Olduvai Gorge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the United Republic of Tanzania.

The Bureau, however, deferred its recommendations on this request, since the site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List under natural criteria. The Bureau, though, suggested that ICOMOS and the Secretariat provide further information on the relevance of cultural values for the inscription of this site on the World Heritage List at the forthcoming meeting of the Bureau and, subsequently, at the session of the Committee.

The Bureau also considered the desiderability of revising the criteria under which certain properties have previously been included, in order to determine whether other cultural or natural criteria did not also apply.

 

Decision Adopted: 13 COM XIII.38-39.C

38. The Committee noted that the Bureau had examined in detail the requests for international assistance presented in document SC-89/CONF.004/7. The Committee also took into consideration that the Bureau had incorporated additional information received by the Secretariat since the preparation of this document into its evaluations.

39. In accordance with the procedures for granting international assistance set out in the Operational Guidelines adopted by the Committee in December 1988, the Committee approved the following requests:

C. The Committee deferred the following requests for technical cooperation and requested that the State Parties revise their proposals providing additional information:

1. Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)

2. Studenica Monastery (Yugoslavia)

 

Decision Adopted: 13 COM XV.D

Ngoronaoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)

The Committee was glad to learn of improvements in the management and protection of this site, due in part to the support from the World Heritage Fund, since it was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1983. The Committee decided to comply with the request from the Tanzanian authorities to remove this property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.