State of Conservation (SOC)
Sagarmatha National Park (2004)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:232,097USD
|1999||Donor Meeting for the Sagarmatha National Park||7,000 USD|
|1999||Training of the Chief Warden of the Sagarmatha National Park||8,202 USD|
|1998||Upgrading of interpretation displays and visitor amenities at the ...||15,000 USD|
|1983||Reafforestation programme, improvement of the display at the ...||10,000 USD|
|1982||Specialist services of an energy adviser and financial ...||61,995 USD|
|1981||Financial contribution and specialist services for a ...||54,900 USD|
|1980||Energy adviser, equipment and financial assistance for the ...||75,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Tourism Pressure; Logging; Lack of human or financial resources; Lack of institution coordination.
Current conservation issues
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPWC) of Nepal, in a report attached to its letter of 27 January 2004 to the Centre, noted that the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed in writing that it will remove equipment and other construction materials from the Syangboche airstrip inside Sagarmatha National Park. The excavator and materials will be airlifted to Kathmandu. The Civil Aviation authority was in the process of hiring an helicopter in late January 2004 to airlift the materials from Syangboche. IUCN has noted the information and has expressed satisfaction with the action taken by the State Party to implement Committee decision 27 COM 7B.10. The report of the DNPWC does not however, address other issues raised by the Committee at its last session, e.g. enhanced co-operation with local stakeholders.
Analysis and Conclusion
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Commends the State Party for taking the necessary action to halt the construction
of the Syangboche airstrip project and to remove the equipment and construction
materials brought into the Park for the project;
2. Requests the State Party to enhance co-operation with local stakeholders.
Link to the decision
Draft Decision: 28 COM 15B.16
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Commends the State Party for taking necessary action to halt the construction of the Syangboche airstrip project and to remove the equipment and construction materials brought into the Park for the project;
2. Requests the State Party for taking necessary actions to enhance cooperation with local stakeholders.
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The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).