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VII.70 The Monuments of Hue (Vietnam) The inscription on the World Heritage List encouraged donations and international patronage, in addition to substantial financial allocation by the Vietnamese Government for conservation activities. At present this support contributes to the restoration of the monuments, the treatment of the wood against termites, and to setting up a geographical information data system. The Secretariat reported that considerable urban and regional development for the area of Hue - Da Nang is being planned and major infrastructural works are being considered with a ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments
Country: Viet Nam
VII.71 Historic Town of Zabid (Yemen) The World Heritage Bureau during its twentieth session was informed that renovations which were seriously threatening the authenticity and integrity of the Great Mosque of Zabid had been undertaken by the local authorities. The Secretariat informed the Bureau at its twentieth extraordinary session that, since then, it had received the report of its expert stressing that the work is presently being carried out in a manner more in keeping with the traditional techniques; however, a water conveyance proj ect planned by the National Water and Sewerage ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
VII.72 Great Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) Considerable progress was reported in the preservation programme for this site managed by National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ). A site management plan is in place. As a result of a special Donors Conference held in 1992, the site has also secured surveying equipment. A total survey has been undertaken. The Bureau commended the Zimbabwe authorities for their efforts of conservation and the professional expertise which is available in situ. It recommended that the World Heritage Committee be kept informed of on-going ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Country: Zimbabwe
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System 764 Belize N(ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System under natural criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv) as the largest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere, as a serial nomination consisting of seven sites. The Reef illustrates a classic example of reefs through fringing, barrier and atoll reef types. It commended the Belize authorities for having responded to the Bureau's request concerning the clarification on the boundaries of the nominated property, confirmation of the legal status of the different parts of ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Country: Belize
Lake Baikal 754 Russian Federation N(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Lake Baikal as the most outstanding example of a freshwater ecosystem on the basis of natural criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). It is the oldest and deepest of the world's lakes containing nearly 20% of the world's unfrozen freshwater reserve. The lake contains an outstanding variety of endemic flora and fauna, which is of exceptional value to evolutionary science. It is also surrounded by a system of protected areas that have high scenic and other natural values. The Committee took note of the ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The Volcanoes of Kamchatka 765 Russian Federation N(i) (ii) (iii)  The Committee inscribed the Volcanoes of Kamchatka as one of the most outstanding examples of the volcanic regions in the world on the basis of natural criteria (i), (ii) and (iii). The site contains a high density of active volcanoes, a variety of different types and a wide range of volcanic features. The Peninsula location between a large continental landmass and the Pacific Ocean also exhibits unique characteristics with major concentrations of wildlife. The discussions held at the twentieth extraordinary ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
W National Park of Niger 749 Niger N(ii) (iv) Following a request by the Delegate of Benin, the Committee heard a presentation by IUCN on this nomination and a summary report on the "Sub-regional Training Seminar for Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site Managers from Francophone Africa" held at La Tapoa, Niger, from 29 September to 6 October 1996. This report was presented by the Rapporteur of the seminar and focused on the results concerning the three-point mandate specifically given by the twentieth session of the Bureau held in Paris in June 1996. The German Delegate ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
Country: Niger
Okapi Wildlife Reserve 718 Zaire N(iv) The Committee inscribed the property as one of the most important sites for conservation, including the rare Okapi and rich floral diversity, under natural criterion (iv). The Committee expressed its hope that the activities outlined in the new management plan would ensure the integrity of the site. Considering the civil unrest in the country, the question of the long-term security of the site was raised. Several delegates mentioned the importance of the pygmy population living at the site and the interaction between traditional people and ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve, and the Piana Calanches in Corsica 258 France The Committee took note of the letter dated 30 July 1996, in which the French authorities informed the Centre that they wish to change the name of the site "Cape Girolata, Cape Porto and Scandola Nature Reserve in Corsica" (France) and to add "The Piana Calanches". The Committee adopted the following name: "Cape Girolata, Cape Porto, Scandola Nature Reserve, and the Piana Calanches in ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
Country: France
VII.4 The Committee at its twentieth session examined the state of conservation reports contained in Working Document WHC-96/CONF.201/7B, and additional information provided in Information Document WHC-96/CONF.201/INF.23 and decided to include the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Simen National Park (Ethiopia) Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) Garamba National Park ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Garamba National Park Ichkeul National Park Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve Simien National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Honduras Tunisia
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area 779 China C(iv) (vi) N(iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property under cultural criteria (iv) and (vi) considering the area of Mt. Emei is of exceptional cultural significance, since it is the place where Buddhism first became established on Chinese territory and from where it spread widely throughout the east. It is also an area of natural beauty into which the human element has been integrated, and natural criterion (iv) for its high plant species diversity with a large number of endemic ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Country: China
The Laponian Area 774 Sweden C (iii) (v) N (i) (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of natural criteria (i), (ii) and (iii) and cultural criteria (iii) and (v). The Committee considered that the site is of outstanding universal value as it contains examples of ongoing geological, biological and ecological processes, a great variety of natural phenomena of exceptional beauty and significant biological diversity including a population of brown bear and alpine flora. It was noted that the site meets all conditions of integrity. The site has ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Laponian Area
Country: Sweden
The Monastery of Haghpat 777 Armenia C(ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the Monastery of Haghpat on the basis of cultural criteria (ii) and (iv) considering that it is of outstanding universal value and an exceptional example of ecclesiastical architecture that developed in Armenia in the 10th to 13th centuries which is unique by virtue of its blending of elements of both Byzantine church architecture and the traditional vernacular building style of this region. The State Party was invited to consider the possible extension of the site to include the Sanahin Monastery when ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
Country: Armenia
The Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg 784 Austria C(ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi) and considered that the site is of outstanding universal value being an important example of a European ecclesiastical city-state which preserves to a remarkable degree its dramatic townscape, its historically significant urban fabric and a large number of outstanding ecclesiastical and secular buildings from several centuries. It is also noteworthy for its associations with the arts, and in ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn 786 Austria C(i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property as an ensemble on the basis of cultural criteria (i) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an especially well preserved example of the Baroque princely residential ensemble, which constitutes an outstanding example of a Gesamtkunstwerk. The Palace and Gardens are exceptional by virtue of the evidence that they preserve of modifications over several centuries that vividly illustrate the tastes, interests and aspirations of ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
Country: Austria
Lushan National Park 778 China C (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi) as a cultural landscape of outstanding aesthetic value and its powerful associations with Chinese spiritual and cultural life.  
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Lushan National Park
Country: China
The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape 763 Czech Republic C(i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being a cultural landscape which is an exceptional example of the designed landscape that evolved in the Enlightenment and afterwards under the care of a single family. It succeeds in bringing together in harmony cultural monuments from successive periods and both indigenous and exotic natural elements to create an outstanding work of human ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
Country: Czechia
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill 751 Finland C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criterion (iv) considering that the Groundwood and Board Mill and its associated habitation is an outstanding and remarkably well preserved example of the small-scale rural industrial settlement associated with pulp, paper, and board production that flourished in northern Europe and North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries, of which only a handful survives to the present day. The Committee congratulated Finland on the inscription of this site ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
Country: Finland
Le Canal du Midi 770 France C(i) (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii), (iv) and (vi) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being one of the greatest engineering achievements of the Modern Age, providing the model for the flowering of technology that led directly to the Industrial Revolution and the modern technological age. Additionally, it combines with its technological innovation a concern for high aesthetic architectural and landscape design that has few parallels. The Committee ...
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Canal du Midi
Country: France
Upper Svaneti 709 Georgia C (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iv) and (v), considering that the region of Upper Svaneti is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional landscape that has preserved to a remarkable degree its original medieval appearance, notable for the distribution, form, and architecture of its human settlements.  
Session: 20th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 201)
Year: 1996
Sites: Upper Svaneti
Country: Georgia
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