Committee Decisions

29 COM 7A.3

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (Côte d'Ivoire/Guinea)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7A,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15A.5, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Regrets that no report was provided by the State Party of Guinea on the state of conservation of the property and on the status of the planned mining exploration activities;

4. Reiterates its request to the State Party of Guinea to report on the status of the restarting of mining activities in the mining enclave by the Euronimba consortium, including relevant information on the potential impacts of such activities to the integrity of the property;

5. Commends the State Party of Guinea, UNDP, GEF, the World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora International for their efforts in the development and approval of project "Conservation of the Biodiversity of the Nimba Mountains through Integrated and Participatory Management";

6. Expresses its concern that the part of the property located in Côte d’Ivoire is no longer under the control of the State Party and urges all parties engaged in the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire to ensure the conservation of the property and its effective transboundary management, as soon as the current situation allows it;

7. Requests the States Parties of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea to submit by 1 February 2006 an updated report on the state of conservation of the property for examination by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

8. Decides to retain Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (Côte d'Ivoire/Guinea) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-05/29.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Session: 29COM