1.         Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (N 609)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1991

Criteria  (vii)(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/609/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1993-1995)
Total amount approved: USD 119,500
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/609/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/609/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1997

The Bureau may recall the fact that the boat provided to this World Heritage area with financial assistance from the World Heritage Fund in 1994, was destroyed in an accident during a systematic monitoring mission to the site in July 1995, in which four Indonesians lost their lives. With a view to equipping the Park with a boat capable of undertaking open-sea travel, the Committee at its nineteenth session (Berlin, 1995) approved a sum of US$ 30,000 and requested that the State Party provide the additional US$ 30,000 needed to purchase a large fiberglass catamaran. The Directorate of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation of the Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, by a letter dated 17 February 1997, informed the Centre that they have approved the release of a sum of US$ 30,000 as counterpart funding for the US$ 30,000 approved by the Committee in 1995. As requested by the Committee in 1995, the Centre has requested the State Party to ensure that the fiberglass catamaran, whose purchase is currently underway, is adequately insured against accidents and other potential damages to it.

Action Required

The Bureau wishes to register its appreciation of the Indonesian Government's contribution of US$ 30,000 to match an equal amount provided by the Committee.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997

N/A

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 21 BUR IV.B.25

The Bureau recalled the fact that the boat provided to this World Heritage area with financial assistance from the Fund in 1994, was destroyed in an accident during a systematic monitoring mission to the site in July 1995, in which four Indonesian officials lost their lives. With a view to equipping the Park with a boat capable of undertaking open-sea travel, the Committee at its nineteenth session (Berlin, 1995) approved a sum of US$ 30,000 and requested that the State Party provide the additional US$ 30,000 needed to purchase a large fiberglass catamaran. Learning the fact that the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia has made available the US$ 30,000 as recommended by the Committee, the Bureau requested the Centre to transmit its appreciation of the Indonesian Government's contribution of US$ 30,000 to match an equal amount provided by the Committee. The Bureau also requested the management of the Komodo National Park to fully insure the boat against accidents and other potential liabilities.