Decision : 27 COM 7B.6
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (South Africa)
The World Heritage Committee ,
1. Taking note of the urgent need to re-establish co-operation and confidence among the stakeholders for the purpose of effective conservation and management of St. Lucia Wetland National Park,;
2. Expresses strong concern regarding the potential impacts that the reported developments and the lack of a comprehensive environmental assessment plan might have on the property;
3. Encourages the promotion of the development of new skills such as tourism among local communities for a better management of the property;
4. Requests the State Party to provide a report on these issues 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.
 Decision adopted without discussion