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The World Heritage Committee [6],1. Commends the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) for establishing the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) that will address various aspects of the Park and tourism management and provide benefits to local communities;2. Invites the State Party to continue the implementation of priority management needs identified under the Sagarmatha National Park Management Strategy Framework developed in 2000 while the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Sagarmatha National Park
Country: Nepal
The World Heritage Committee [7], 1. Commends the State Party for actions taken to stop illegal fishing in the property while noting the need to ensure the full enforcement of the law in accordance with the World Heritage and National Park status of the property;  1. Requests the State Party to submit a report to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2004, on the illegal fishing activities in the Sulu Sea and to prepare an analysis of its impact on the conservation of World Heritage in that ecosystem in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Country: Philippines
The World Heritage Committee,1. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to gather and assess information on the state of conservation of East Rennell (Solomon Islands) and, if necessary, organize a joint UNESCO-IUCN mission to the property, utilizing expertise from the region to ensure that it is cost-effective;2. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to determine the state of preparation of the Resource Management Plan for the property, and the draft national World Heritage Protection Bill, as requested by the Committee at the time of inscription of the property on the World ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: East Rennell
Country: Solomon Islands
The World Heritage Committee [8],1. Commends the State Party for continuing various aspects of the management of Ha Long Bay, particularly those pertaining to visitor management in caves and to the World Heritage property;2. Notes with appreciation the State Party's provision of information on the work plan for the environmental management of Ha Long Bay World Heritage property by letter dated 8 April 2003;3. Requests IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to review the information provided and co-operate with the State Party to find ways and means of expediting the implementation of the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
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 ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus Poland
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Recalls its decision to defer the inscription of Pirin National Park on the List of World Heritage in Danger until its 27th session (26 COM 21 (b) 2), with decision on this to be based on an assessment of the State Party's response to the UNESCO / IUCN mission report;2. Regrets that the Bulgarian authorities did not provide the report requested by 1 February 2003 until 29 May 2003;3. Welcomes the State Party's report and notes progress made in preparing the management plan for Pirin National Park, with support provided by the Swiss Government;4. ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Pirin National Park
Country: Bulgaria
The World Heritage Committee [9],1. Acknowledges progress made with the development of a new management plan for the property and the proposed expansion of the property as a long-term process, including consultations with the Deh Cho First Nations; 2. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed on the development of the new management plan and environmental impact assessment of the proposed mine at Prairie Creek. [9]  Decision adopted without discussion
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Nahanni National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee [10],1. Notes the response from the State Party, as requested by the 26th session of the Committee (26 COM 21 (b) 4);2. Requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with an update on the situation related to the proposal to build a winter road following the Federal Court of Canada's decision. [1]  Decision adopted without discussion
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Canada
The World Heritage Committee [11], 1. Notes the report provided by the State Party and the positive development of the Constitutional Court ruling related to the adoption, legitimacy and implementation of the Landscape Territorial Plan; 2. Welcomes the State Party's intention to close the pumice quarries;3. Expresses concern about the status of the requests for opening of a new pumice stone quarry and the extension of four existing quarries within the World Heritage property; 4. Requests the State Party to keep the World Heritage Centre and IUCN informed about the developments related ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalls the recommendation of the report of the monitoring mission in 2001 to include the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger,2. Regrets that the Russian authorities did not provide the report requested by 1 February 2003 (26 COM 21 (b) 19) until 20 May 2003;3. Further regrets that the high-level meeting called for by the Committee (26 COM 21(b) 19) did not take place, and reiterates its request to the State Party to convene this meeting in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN and calls on it to do so as soon as possible;4. ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee, 1. Welcomes the State Party's co-operation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) in an effort to conserve and protect the Volcanoes of Kamchatka World Heritage property; 2. Commends the State Party for beginning to implement Phase I of the project;3. Regrets that the Russian authorities did not provide the report requested by 1 February 2003 (26 COM 21 (b) 20) until 20 May 2003;4. Welcomes the invitation by the State Party for an IUCN and UNESCO mission to visit the property in spring 2004, to provide a report ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
The World Heritage Committee [12], 1. Notes the results of the UNESCO/IUCN mission to Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast (United Kingdom);2. Acknowledges the additional comments by the authorities on the mission report; 3. Commends the State Party for preparing "The Causeway Coast Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) management plan" as well as for the proposal to develop the World Heritage Property Management Plan by February 2004;4. Encourages the State Party to work towards a consistent plan in co-operation with all relevant stakeholders;5. Requests the submission to the World ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee [13],1. Recalls that the State Party was to implement, as a matter of urgency, the 1995 Management Plan for this property, with provision for its on-going improvement (based on input received and lessons learnt);2. Requests the State Party to provide a copy of the management plan to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004. [13]  Decision adopted following written amendments proposed by the State ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Henderson Island
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalls its request for a UNESCO/IUCN joint mission to prepare a status report on the property in time for its 27th session in 2003 (25 COM VIII.5);2. Regrets that the Brazilian authorities did not invite the mission prior to its 27th session;3. Encourages the State Party of Brazil to co-operate with the State Party of Argentina towards the joint management of the two World Heritage properties;4. Welcomes the invitation by the State Party for a UNESCO/IUCN joint mission in time to provide a report taking into account all issues in order that the World ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
Le Comité du patrimoine mondial [14], 1. Demande à l'Etat partie du Panama de rendre compte au Centre du patrimoine mondial et à l'UICN d'ici le 1er février 2004 des mesures prises en ce qui concerne la déforestation illégale et la proposition de construction d'une route afin que le Comité du patrimoine mondial puisse examiner l'état de conservation du bien à sa 28e session, en 2004. [14] Décision adoptée sans discussion
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Country: Costa Rica Panama
The World Heritage Committee [16],1. Noting that the State Party has removed the moratorium on construction within the property, and that this action is in accordance with the newly adopted management plan for the property, strictly limiting the total number of hotel rooms to be built in the reserve,   2. Invites the State Party to ensure strict adherence to the management plan and to carry out systematic environmental monitoring to detect and, if necessary, remedy any possible negative effects on the ecosystem of the property from the development;3. Requests the State Party to provide a ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Sian Ka'an
Country: Mexico
The World Heritage Committee [17],1. Noting the actions undertaken so far by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to improve and assist Bandiagara,;2. Considering the importance to undertake all necessary measures for preventive action to protect a property inscribed on the World Heritage List,;3. Requests the Director-General of UNESCO to bring to the attention of the Director-General of The World Food Programme the severe famine reported in Bandiagara. [17]  Decision adopted without discussion.
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Country: Mali
The World Heritage Committee,1. Notes the new information provided by the State Party;2. Urges the State Party to proceed with the appointment of a non-governmental organization (NGO) representative to the Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee (ARRTC);3. Requests that the State Party provide a report on: (a) progress on compliance with ISO14001, (b) the ARRTC's continuing monitoring and review of water management and other environmental issues at Jabiluka and Ranger, (c) consultation with the Traditional Owners of Kakadu on cultural heritage management and protection.n;The report ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
The World Heritage Committee[18],1. Takes note of the findings and recommendations of the ICOMOS monitoring mission to the World Heritage property of Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha; 2. Expresses its appreciation to the Chinese authorities for facilitating the ICOMOS mission and for providing further information regarding the tourism development projects in the buffer zone of the property;  3. Requests the State Party to:(a) strengthen the management mechanisms and the effective implementation of existing legal provisions for the protection of the property, including the ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Country: China
The World Heritage Committee,1. Recalling that the Committee, since 1996, has expressed its serious concerns about the management and planning arrangements of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu,; 2. Recalling that reactive monitoring missions were undertaken in 1997, 1999 and 2002 and that the recommendations of these missions were endorsed by the Committee and transmitted to the Government of Peru for consideration and implementation,; 3. Recalling further that in May 2002, as an exceptional measure, the Chairperson of the Committee addressed letters of concern to the Ministers of ...
Session: 27th session of the World Heritage Committee (27 COM)
Year: 2003
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
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