State of Conservation (SOC)
Curonian Spit (2002)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:85,000USD
|2002||On site information Centre for the Curonian Spit||20,000 USD|
|2000||Emergency assistance for the protection of the transboundary ...||0 USD|
|2000||Emergency assistance for the protection of the transboundary ...||50,000 USD|
|1998||International Seminar on the preparation of a nomination of the ...||15,000 USD|
August 2001: joint UNESCO / ICOMOS mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Oil exploitation project
Current conservation issues
Analysis and Conclusion
The World Heritage Committee,
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1. Takes note of the information provided concerning the serious environmental risks of this project;
2. Urges the State Party of the Russian Federation to provide by 1 October 2002 a report on the oil exploration project and to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment in collaboration with Lithuanian experts;
3. Requests the two States Parties to cooperate closely to develop effective environmental protection measures;4. Encourages furthermore the two States Parties to collaborate in undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and develop emergency contingency plans taking into account a range of risk scenarios and to provide a report on the situation by 1 February 2003 for examination at its 27th session in June/July 2003.
The Committee is requested to note the decision by the Bureau (please refer to document WHC-02/CONF.202/2 - paragraphs XII. 103-105).
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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”).