Decision : 32 COM 8B.7
Examination of nomination of natural, mixed and cultural proprerties to the World Heritage List - Hovsgol Lake and its Watershed (MONGOLIA)
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B and WHC 08/32.COM/INF.8B2,
2. Decides not to inscribe Hovsgol Lake and its Watershed, Mongolia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of natural criteria;
3. Commends the State Party for its efforts for the conservation of Hovsgol Lake and its Watershed and the partnerships with international agencies to improve the management capacity and protection of the property; and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts;
4. Considers that the property represents an important site at the national and regional levels and, in recognition of the need to balance protection of its natural values with surrounding human uses, recommends the State Party consider the potential for its designation as a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve.