1.         Lorentz National Park (Indonesia) (N 955)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1999

Criteria  (viii)(ix)(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/955/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1996-2001)
Total amount approved: USD 41,400
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/955/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/955/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2002

The State Party, by letter of 13 March 2002, provided the following information: (a) the Government of Indonesia has continued to co-ordinate with the WWF Indonesia-Sahul Programme field data gathering for strategic planning purposes; (b) problems related to the overlap of the Park borders with the concession of the Conoco Enterprise Ltd remain and discussions between the Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Conoco continue in an effort to seek a resolution of the matter; and (c) with regard to the proposed UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission to the site in December 2002, recommended by the Committee at the time of inscription of the site in 1999, the Government of Indonesia will inform the Centre of the appropriate time for such a visit.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 26 COM 21B.12

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Invites the State Party to determine, as soon as possible, the appropriate time for a UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site, and inform the Centre and IUCN well in advance of the date so that the mission can be planned in order to address all issues relevant to strengthening the state of conservation of this site;

2. Requests the State Party to elaborate on the continuing problems with the Park border and concession in advance of the mission;

3. Recommends that a detailed report on the mission be presented to its 27th session in June/July 2003.