Committee Decisions

31 COM 7B.27

State of conservation of World Heritage Properties - Pirin National Park

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.Recalling Decisions 28 COM 15B.21 and 29 COM 7B.23, adopted at its 28th (Suzhou, 2004) and 29th (Durban, 2005) sessions respectively,

3.Commends the State Party for the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 World Heritage Centre / IUCN mission and urges the authorities to continue to fully implement all recommendations including developing and implementing a long-term monitoring programme;

4.Notes that the State Party has submitted, for evaluation by the 32nd session of the Committee in 2008, a re-nomination to extend the property which is expected to help to better define the boundaries of the property based on its outstanding universal value and issues of integrity;

5.Requests the State Party to ensure that no further development of ski facilities or extension of the tourism zones is allowed within the property;

6.Also urges the State Party to ensure that all existing and new concessions given to private companies operating in the property are compatible with the conservation objectives, to closely monitor the ongoing developments and implementation of mitigation measures, and to explore options for limiting the private motor traffic inside the property;

7.Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed of progress made in implementing the recommendations of the joint 2004 mission and of any important changes in the state of conservation of the property.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-07/31.COM/7B
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Bulgaria
Properties: Pirin National Park
Session: 31COM