Committee Decisions

31 COM 7B.5

State of conservation of World Heritage Properties - Dja Wildlife Reserve

The World Heritage Committee,

1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,

2.Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.4, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.Commends the State Party for its efforts to start implementing the recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission adopted by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), in particular the establishment of a Conservation Coordination Unit and of village committees;

4.Requests the State Party to implement as soon as possible the other recommendations of the 2006 monitoring mission, in particular to issue urgently the Ministerial decree for the enforcement of the Management Plan;

5.Commends the State Party for its decision to phase out the Provisional Operation Permits for the Forest Development Units adjacent to the Reserve and also requests the State Party to provide a timeline for this phase-out;

6.Urges the State Party to monitor closely the operations of the mining concessions adjacent to the Reserve and operated by the company GEOVIC in order to ensure highest standards of environmental mitigation;

7.Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2009, with a report on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations outlined above, and those of the 2006 monitoring mission, for examination by the Committee at its 33nd session in 2009.

 

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-07/31.COM/8B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Cameroon
Properties: Dja Faunal Reserve
Session: 31COM