State of Conservation (SOC)
Durmitor National Park (1991)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:117,000USD
|1988||Contribution to the purchase of equipement for Durmitor National ...||20,000 USD|
|1988||Purchase of equipment to investigate the causes of the decline in ...||38,000 USD|
|1987||Equipment for research on forest die-back and related ...||50,000 USD|
|1981||2 experts missions in Durmitor National Park||9,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Construction of a dam (issue resolved)
Current conservation issues
The Bureau was concerned that this Park, situated in Montenegro, was threatened by a proposed hydropower project which would affect water quality in the Tara River and flood portions of the Tara Canyon, which is one of the site's World Heritage values.
The Bureau was also concerned that the Government of Montenegro, which has authority over the Park, is constructing a large asphalt plant upstream beside the Tara River which is already causing some water pollution.
The Bureau requested the Yugoslav authorities to clarify the current status of plans for the development of the hydropower project and the asphalt plant. The recommendations of the Bureau were transmitted to the Permanent Delegation of Yugoslavia by letter of 13 August 1991.
Subsequently, the Secretariat had a meeting with the Yugoslav Delegation attending UNESCO's 26th General Conference, and was informed that a report on Durmitor had already been sent to the Secretariat. The Secretariat will report orally on its contents during the Committee meeting.
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Durmitor National Park (Yugoslavia)
The Committee was concerned about proposals for the construction of a hydro-electric dam on the Tara River which would flood the Tara Canyon and affect water quality of the River. A large asphalt plant upstream was already causing pollution of the river. The Committee recommended that the Yugoslavian authorities provide information on their plans to build a dam along the Tara River and the status of the asphalt plant and a description of their environmental impacts.
No draft Decision
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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”).