Decision : 28 COM 15B.10
Lorentz National Park (Indonesia)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Urges early finalization and implementation of the strategic plan;

2. Recommends that the State Party establish the planned “Balai Taman National Lorentz” immediately and improve community awareness of the property, particularly in the Lorentz region;

3. Invites the State Party to commission an independent review of the management of the property’s coastal and marine zones and an independent environmental audit of the impacts of the Habema Road, particularly the evidence linking impacts of the road to dieback disease in the Nothofagus temperate forests;

4. Further recommends that the State Party review the threats arising from claims for “pre-existing development rights” and its implications for the conservation of the property and submit a report by 1 February 2005 for examination by the 29th session of the Committee in 2005;

5. Congratulates the State Party and Australia for establishing a programme of cooperation and welcomes the partnership between the management of the Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia) and Lorentz National Park (Indonesia);

6. Calls upon the global donor community to support the conservation of Lorentz National Park in the immediate future and over the long-term;

7. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2005 a progress report on follow-up action taken into account the IUCN mission recommendations for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.
 Decisions Report
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Indonesia
Properties: Lorentz National Park
Year: 2004
Decision Code: 28 COM 15B.10