Decision : 36 COM 7B.47
Saloum Delta (Senegal) (C 1359)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 8B.14, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Notes with satisfaction that the decisions taken by the State Party are steps in the right direction towards greater attention to the management of the cultural heritage of the property and encourages it to continue its efforts;

4.   Requests the State Party to:

a)  Continue to give priority attention to the simultaneous protection and conservation of cultural elements of the property and the natural elements associated with them,

b)  Ensure that this joint protection and conservation is carried out at the same level on the entire property, in particular through the deployment of eco-guards over the entire site,

c)  Establish a training programme for eco-guards in the cultural values of the property,

d)  Continue studies and research on protection of the shell mounds against erosion by currents, as well as projects and technical research for better management of human waste and domestic waste within the property,

e)  Develop a policy for monitoring the conservation of the property with clearly defined indicators and a regular programme of observation of these indicators;

5.   Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014, a report on the state of conservation of the property.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Senegal
Properties: Saloum Delta
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7B.47