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Decision 31 COM 7B.18
State of conservation of World Heritage Properties - Lorentz National Park

The World Heritage Committee,

1.Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B,

2.Recalling Decisions 29 COM 7B.12 and 30 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 29th (Durban, 2005) and 30th (Vilnius, 2006) sessions respectively,

3.Regrets that the report submitted by the State Party does not provide all the information requested by the Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006);

4.Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the property which require concerted effort and adequate resources to address;

5.Commends the State Party on the establishment of the park management authority "Balai Taman Nasional Lorentz";

6.Requests the State Party to implement the Strategic Plan 2005-2010 and to proceed with the urgent development and implementation of the management plan;

7.Calls on the international donor community to accord high priority to funding the implementation of the Strategic Plan, once it has been formally approved by the State Party, and the development and implementation of the management plan for the property;

8.Reiterates its request to commission an independent environmental audit of the proposed Lake Habema Road, as already requested at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004);

9.Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN mission to assess the state of conservation of the property, in consultation with all relevant stakeholders;

10.Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2008, a detailed report on state of conservation of the property and on progress made in addressing the different issues noted above, as well as the identification and marking of the boundaries of the property and the threats from illegal logging and mining activities, in particular those associated to the discharge of water from the mine tailings, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session in 2008.

Decision Code
31 COM 7B.18
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2007 Lorentz National Park
Decisions adopted at the 31st Session of the World Heritage Committee (Christchurch, 2007)
Context of Decision