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Decision 38 COM 8D
Clarifications of Property Boundaries and Areas by States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/8D,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 8D, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Acknowledges the excellent work accomplished by States Parties in the clarification of the delimitations of their World Heritage properties and commends them for their efforts to improve the credibility of the World Heritage List;
  4. Recalls that the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies will not be able to examine proposals for minor or significant modifications to boundaries of World Heritage properties whenever the delimitations of such properties as inscribed are unclear;
  5. Takes note of the clarifications of property boundaries and areas provided by the States Parties in response to the Retrospective Inventory, as presented in the annexes of Document WHC-14/38.COM/8D:

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC:

  • China: Mogao Caves; Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor; Lushan National Park; Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area; Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area;
  • Japan: Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyotot, Uji and Otsu Cities);
  • Thailand: Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries;

EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA:

  • Canada: Miguasha National Park; Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks;
  • Canada / United States of America: Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek;
  • France: Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley;
  • Germany: Speyer Cathedral; Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier; Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch;
  • Russian Federation: Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments;
  • Spain: Route of Santiago de Compostela;
  • United States of America: Redwood National and State Parks; Mammoth Cave National Park; Statue of Liberty; Yosemite National Park; Taos Pueblo;

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARRIBBEAN:

  • Argentina: Iguazu National Park;
  • Argentina / Brazil: Jesuit Missions of the Guarani: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Senora de Loreto, Santa Maria Mayor, Ruins of San Miguel das Missoes;
  • Brazil: Historic Town of Ouro Preto; Serra da Capivara National Park; Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda; Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia;
  • Colombia: San Augustín Archeological Park; National Archeological Park of Tierradentro; Los Katíos National Park;
  • Costa Rica / Panama : Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park ;
  • Guatemala: Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua;
  • Mexico: Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro; Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl; Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara; Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco;
  • Uruguay: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento.
6. Requests the States Parties which have not yet answered the questions raised in the framework of the Retrospective Inventory to provide all clarifications and documentation as soon as possible and by 1 December 2014 at the latest.
Decision Code
38 COM 8D
Themes
Credibility of the World Heritage List
Properties 37
Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento Historic Town of Ouro Preto Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara Iguazu National Park Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek Los Katíos National Park Lushan National Park Mammoth Cave National Park Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Miguasha National Park Mogao Caves National Archeological Park of Tierradentro Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley Redwood National and State Parks Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain San Agustín Archaeological Park Serra da Capivara National Park Speyer Cathedral Statue of Liberty Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Taos Pueblo Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area Yosemite National Park
Year
2014
Keywords
Clarification
Documents
WHC-14/38.COM/16
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision
WHC-14/38.COM/8D
Other Documents (31)
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor - Map of the inscribed property
Mogao Caves - Map of the inscriped property
Lushan National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area - Map of the inscribed property
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area - Map of inscribed property
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) - Maps of inscribed property
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries - Map of inscribed property
Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek - Map of the inscribed property
Speyer Cathedral - Map of the inscribed property
Iguazu National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Historic Town of Ouro Preto - Map of inscribed property
Serra da Capivara National Park - Map of inscribed property
Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia - Map of the inscribed property
San Agustín Archaeological Park - Map of inscribed property
National Archeological Park of Tierradentro - Map of the inscribed property
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park - Map of the inscribed property
Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua - Map of inscribed property
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento- Map of inscribed property
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier - Map of inscribed property
Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda - map of inscribed property
Los Katíos National Park - map of inscribed property
Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro - Map of inscribed property
Sites préhistoriques et grottes ornées de la vallée de la Vézère- Map of inscribed property
Redwood National and State Parks- Map of inscribed property
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks- Map of inscribed property
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor, Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes - Maps of inscribed property
Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl - Maps of inscribed property
Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara - Map of inscribed property
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco - Map of inscribed property
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments - Maps of inscribed property
Route of Santiago de Compostela (Camino Francés) - Maps of inscribed property in 1993
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