Decision : 31 COM 7B.39
Iguaçu National Park (Brazil)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.31, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Commends the State Party for its decision to deny authorization for the construction of the proposed Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric dam;

4.       Urges the State Party to carry out a joint comprehensive public use planning process, in cooperation with the management authority of Iguazú National Park (Argentina) to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and its conditions of integrity, particularly in regard to criterion (vii), are adequately conserved;

5.       Requests the State Party of Brazil, in coordination with the State Party of Argentina, to invite a joint UNESCO/IUCN monitoring mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session in 2008, with a particular focus on:

a)      developing a framework to assess the carrying capacity for the two adjacent properties ;

b)      identifying solutions to problems associated with public use; and

c)      obtaining detailed information on plans for hydro-electric developments in the region.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Brazil
Properties: Iguaçu National Park
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 7B.39