CONF 009 VIII.29
Nominations to the World Heritage List (inscribed sites)
The Committee examined the nominations to the World Heritage List, taking note of the comments of the representatives of ICOMOS and/or IUCN which had made an evaluation of each property. The Committee decided to enter in the World Heritage List the twenty-nine cultural and natural properties as follows:
|Contracting State having submitted the nomination of the property in accordance with the Convention||Identification||Name of Property||Criteria|
|Federal Republic of Germany||271||The Pilgrimage Church of Wies||C(i)(iii)|
|Brazil||275||The ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes
It was pointed out that this property belongs to a series of similar properties and that Argentina, on its side, has announced its intention of proposing the Jesuit missions of San Ignacio Mini and Santa Maria la Mayor.
|Bulgaria||217||The Ancient City of Nessebar||C(iii)(iv)|
This property was not considered as a testimony of mediaeval civilisation but rather as a symbol of the 19th Century Bulgarian Renaissance which imparted slavic cultural values upon Rila in trying to re-establish an uninterrupted historical continuity. The reconstruction of Rila (1834-1962) thus illustrates cultural criterion (vi) of the Operational Guidelines.
|Bulgaria||219||Srebarna Nature Reserve||N(iv)|
|Bulgaria||225||Pirin National Park||N(i)(ii)(iii)|
|Canada||256||Wood Buffalo National Park
The Committee drew attention to the harmful consequences that the eventual construction of a dam on the Slave River could have on those natural characteristics which make the property of outstanding universal value. It therefore recommended that the Canadian authorities take all possible measures to protect the integrity of the site.
|Costa Rica||205||Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves
The Committee reiterated the Bureau's wish that the Panamanian authorities take the initiative of nominating the part of the Friendship (Amistad) Park located in their territory.
|Ivory Coast||227||Comoé National Park
The Committee recommended that the authorities should consider extending the protected area to include Mts. Gorowi and Kongoli thus enhancing the ecological and touristic value of this property.
|Ecuador||280||Sangay National Park||N(ii)(iii)(iv)|
|United States of America||259||Great Smoky Mountains National Park||N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)|
|United States of America||266||La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico||C(iv)|
|France||229||Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance,Nancy||C(i)(iv)|
|France||230||Church of Saint-Savin-sur- Gartempe
It was noted that this property becomes part of the series of important groups of Romanesque mural paintings.
|France||258||Cape Girolata, Cape Porto and Scandola Nature Reserve in Corsica||N(ii)(iii)(iv)|
The Committee recommended that the authorities take all possible safeguarding measures, especially as concerns constructions on the summit of the cliff which could be detrimental for the site.
The Committee recommended that the authorities establish a protection zone which would safeguard the surrounding landscape and the cliff, and provide a map indicating the delimitation of this zone.
The Committee recommended that the authorities create a buffer zone of protection between the Fort and the Taj Mahal so as to safeguard the landscape and the environment between these two quite different monuments.
|Peru||273||City of Cuzco
The Committee recommended that the zone of protection be extended to the surroundings of the city in order to include the Canchas and the old Inca villages.
|Peru||274||Santuario historico de Machu Picchu
The Committee noted that this site is inscribed for both its cultural and natural values, as this property also meets natural criteria (ii) and (iii). The Committee furthermore recommended that to enhance the cultural and natural value of this property, the site should be extended to include the lower courses of the Urubamba River and the sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the "Valley of the Gods".
|Portugal||206||Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo (Azores)||C(iv)(vi)|
|Portugal||263||The monastery of the Hieronymites and the Tower of Belem (Lisbon)||C(iii)(vi)|
|Portugal||264||The monastery of Batalha||C(i)(ii)|
|Portugal||265||The convent of Christ (Tomar)||C(i)(vi)|
|Seychelles||261||Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
The Committee recommended that the Government of the Seychelles should extend this property to include the whole of Praslin National Park and that the management plan for the park (which encompasses the Vallée de Mai) be fully implemented.
|Switzerland||268||The Convent of St. Gall||C(ii)(iv)|
|Switzerland||269||The Benedictine Convent of St. John at Mustair||C(iii)|
|Switzerland||267||The Old City of Berne
The Old City of Berne was inscribed on the World Heritage List. While taking account of the significant modifications that have been made since its foundation in the 12th Century, the Committee considered that it constituted a positive example of how a mediaeval urban structure can be adapted to fulfill functions which are incresingly complex, notably the function of a capital city of a modern State.