Committee Decisions

37 COM 7A.13

Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal) (N 153)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7A,

2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7A.12 adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.  Notes with satisfaction the efforts undertaken by the State Party to reinforce the anti-poaching measures and the delineation of the property, in consultation with the neighbouring communities, and encourages the State Party to strengthenthe operational means for the mobile brigades throughout the year by establishing a special anti-poaching budget;

4.  However, expresses once again its utmost concern with regard to the low density of large animals within the property and urgently requests the State Party to strengthen the implementation of the corrective measures and the Emergency Action Plan prepared with assistance from IUCN, aimed at preserving the still existing elements of Outstanding Universal Value of the property;

5.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit a specific study on the impacts of the Sambangalou Dam project on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, prior to any decision-making on its construction, in accordance with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines ;

6.  Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2014 , an updated explicit and informative report on the state of conservation of the property, including progress achieved in the implementation of the seven corrective measures and the other issues mentioned above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014;

7.  Decides to retain the Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal) on the List of World Heritge in Danger.

Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-13/37.COM/7A
Themes: Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger, Outstanding Universal Value
States Parties: Senegal
Session: 37COM