State of Conservation (SOC)
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (1995)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:15,000USD
|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 Bureau recalled that at the eighteenth session of the World Heritage Committee, IUCN was requested to present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of the consultant working on the plan for the area. However, the Omani authorities, who had hired a consultant, requested a re-scheduling of the report for 30 July 1995. Upon receipt of the report, an evaluation would be prepared for presentation to the nineteenth session of the Committee.
IUCN raised concern that the report was still not available, although the World Heritage Committee had specifically requested this information and indicated that this concerns not only the boundary question, but also the management regime, the legal status of the different parts as well as a new map of the site. The Delegate of Oman indicated that the consultant could not start his work earlier due to factors beyond his control and indicated that the results will be presented in due course. At the time of the preparation of this document no further information was made available.
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VII.17 Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)
The committee recalled that at its eighteenth session it requested IUCN to present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of the consultant working on the plan for the area. The World Heritage Centre informed the Committee that it has received a "Preliminary Land Use and Management Plan" of November 1995 which the Centre has transmitted to IUCN for review.
As no specific action is required, the Committee is recommended to adopt the following:
"The Committee took note of the information provided in the working document and by the Secretariat that the 'Preliminary land-use and management plan (November 1995)' for the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary was sent to the Secretariat which transmitted it to the advisory body IUCN for examination. The Committee requested IUCN to present its findings to the next session of the Bureau."
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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”).