Committee Decisions

30 COM 8B.24

Nominations of Properties to the World Heritage List (Hirkan Forests of Azerbaijan)

 The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-06/30.COM/8B and WHC-06/30.COM/INF.8B.2,

2. Defers examination of the nomination of the Hirkan Forests of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan, to the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criterion (iv), to allow the State Party to consider options for renominating the property as part of a transnational serial property with other Hirkanian forest areas in Iran;  

1. Recommends that the State Party also consider the following issues relating to the integrity of the nominated property:

a) Options for expanding the boundaries of the property to include additional forest areas of high conservation value;

b) Formally establishing the buffer zone for the property;

c) Ensuring adequate resources for the implementation of the management plan, including for patrolling;

d) Effectively addressing threats to the property, including the removal of illegal settlements and the management of grazing.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Azerbaijan
Session: 30COM