CONF 203 XIII.A.1
Requests for International Assistance: Natural Heritage
A.1.1 Technical cooperation
Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (US$ 64,500 requested)
The Committee reviewed the request for the purchase of a fibreglass catamaran boat and additional accessories for the GIS system for a total of US$ 64,500. However, in the light of the amount of funds already provided for the purchase of boats for the site, the Committee approved this project for a reduced amount of US$ 30,000, under the condition that the Indonesian authorities find an additional US$ 30,000 from other sources for its purchase. It furthermore suggested that the boat be insured by the Indonesian authorities as a matter of general policy.
Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi) (US$ 30,000 requested)
The Committee approved US$ 30,000 for a technical assistance project for the site. The project includes a comprehensive biological inventory of the Park, which contributes to the preparation of a new management plan, local awareness programmes and community projects, boat purchase and refurbishment, and an alternative income-generating study for the local population.
College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka (Tanzania) (US$ 30,000 requested)
The Committee approved an amount of US$ 30,000 for three students to attend the one-year course (1996/97) at the College of African wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania, and requested the Centre to contact the Principal of the School to provide a detailed financial breakdown for each of the students.