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Decision 42 COM 7B.46
Le Morne Cultural Landscape (Mauritius) (C 1259bis)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC/18/42.COM/7B,
  2. Recalling Decision 40 COM 7B.14, adopted at its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016),
  3. Commends the State Party for gaining access for visitors to Le Morne Brabant Mountain;
  4. Noting the implementation of the revised Management Plans and sub plans including a plan of action, welcomes the elaboration of the Risk Management Plan and the Visitor Management Plan and encourages the efforts made by the State Party to resolve the challenges in implementing these plans;
  5. Also commends the signature of a twinning agreement between the property and Robben Island Museum (South Africa);
  6. Notes that the legal challenge linked to the proposed development by Le Morne Brabant IRS Co Ltd still lacks resolution, and stresses the need for this case to be resolved in a definitive and harmonious manner;
  7. Also notes the challenges the property is facing regarding invasive alien species, and also encourages the State Party to pursue its effort to maintain the biological diversity of the property;
  8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2019, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above.
Decision Code
42 COM 7B.46
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2018 Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Decisions adopted during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee (Manama, 2018)
Context of Decision