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Decision 38 COM 7B.60
Bandiagara Cliffs (land of the Dogons) (Mali) (C/N 516)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.34, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Welcomes the efforts made by the State Party for the management of the property;
  4. Notes that conservation and management actions are needed for different component parts of the property and that resources will need to be secured for their full implementation and calls upon the international community to contribute and support the State Party in its efforts;
  5. Notes with concern the acts of vandalism at the prehistoric sites of Toloy, requests the State Party to provide a detailed report on their effects and potential impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property and urges the State Party to enhance monitoring and protection measures at vulnerable sectors;
  6. Encourages the State Party to commence a participatory planning process for the review of the management and conservation plan to identify a course of action for interventions and to update and articulate regulatory measures and provisions to ensure that the adequate balance between heritage conservation and development is retained, and also urges the State Party to develop a sustainable finance strategy for the implementation of the revised plans;
  7. Also requests the State Party to provide an electronic and three printed copies of the draft revised management and conservation plan for review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies;
  8. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 December 2015, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Decision Code
38 COM 7B.60
Conservation, Reports
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2014 Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision