Decision : 27 COM 7B.14
Belovezhskaya Pushcha /Bialowieza Forest (Belarus and Poland)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Notes the information provided by both States Parties;

2. Encourages UNESCO and IUCN to undertake a monitoring mission to visit the property in 2003 in co-operation with the States Parties to review the state of conservation of the property and possibilities for transboundary management co-operation and to meet with all relevant stakeholders in both Belarus and Poland;

3. Requests a report on the mission to be provided in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Belarus Poland
Properties: Białowieża Forest
Year: 2003
Decision Code: 27 COM 7B.14