1.         Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) (N 654)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1994

Criteria  (x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/654/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 15,000
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/654/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/654/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The eighteenth session of World Heritage Committee requested that IUCN present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of a mission scheduled to take place early April 1995. However, the Omani authorities, who have hired the consultant, have requested a re-scheduling of the report for 30 July 1995. Upon receipt of the report, an evaluation will be prepared for presentation to the nineteenth session of the Committee.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

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.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 19 BUR VI.20

The Bureau recalled that-at the eighteenth session of 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 have hired a consultant, have requested a re-scheduling of the report for 30 July 1995. Upon receipt of the report, an evaluation will 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 from 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.

Decision Adopted: 19 COM VII.A.2.17/20

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.