Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.10

Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves (Niger) (N 573)

  The World Heritage Committee,

  1.  Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A;
  2.  Recalling its Decision 30 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);
  3.  Welcomes the start of the COGERAT project, funded by the Global Environmental Facility, which will assist the State Party in implementing the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) in order to address the threats to the integrity and outstanding universal value of the property;
  4. Requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the property, including the conditions of integrity, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  5. Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, to develop a draft statement of the desired state of conservation for the property based on its Outstanding Universal Value;
  6.  Further requests the State Party to monitor the status of resources and trends in resource use in the property, in particular the status and distribution of threatened species, levels of poaching, and extent and degree of wood and thatch harvesting, in order to facilitate monitoring of progress towards the desired state of conservation;
  7. Urges the State Party to continue to implement the corrective measures, in close cooperation with the COGERAT project, whilst at the same time take urgent action to address poaching and illegal commercial activities;
  8. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an updated report by 1 February 2008 on the state of conservation of the property, and on progress with the implementation of the corrective measures set by the Committee at its 29th session (Durban, 2005) for examination and for consideration of a possible removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;
  9.  Decides to retain the Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves (Niger) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-07/31.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Niger
Session: 31COM