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Garajonay National Park (Spain) The Committee was informed of a road construction project, funded by EEC as part of a large-scale integrated development scheme for the Island of Gomera. If completed, the road would have had serious impacts on the World Heritage site. The Committee was informed that apparently this threat had now been mitigated. Nevertheless, the Committee asked the Secretariat to write to the Spanish authorities and the EEC emphasizing the need for non­interference with the integrity of this or any other World Heritage site in the implementation of such development ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Garajonay National Park
State Parties: Spain
Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania) The Committee was glad to be informed that a proposal to open a route through this Park to drive cattle from the north to the south of the country had been abandoned by the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development. If implemented, this project would have exposed the wildlife of Selous to bacterial and viral infection from the cattle and resulted in additional problems such as bush fires, dispersion of cattle, increased poaching and vegetation changes. The Committee commended the Tanzanian authorities for having dropped plans to open the ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Selous Game Reserve
State Parties: United Republic of Tanzania
Olympic National Park (United States of America) The Delegate of the United States of America informed the Committee that on 22 July 1991, a Japanese fishing vessel and a Chinese freighter collided off the Olympic Peninsula resulting in a spill of 70,000 gallons of oil. Coastal areas impacted by the oil spill include those within the National Park. An estimated 40-60% of the beaches were affected by the oil spill with short-term effects seen in the loss of sea birds, sea otters, bald eagles and other beach scavengers. These effects appear to have lessened and have been documented through ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Olympic National Park
State Parties: United States of America
Durmitor National Park (Yugoslavia) The Committee was concerned about proposals for the construction of a hydro-electric dam on the Tara River which would flood the Tara Canyon and affect water quality of the River. A large asphalt plant upstream was already causing pollution of the river. The Committee recommended that the Yugoslavian authorities provide information on their plans to build a dam along the Tara River and the status of the asphalt plant and a description of their environmental impacts.  
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Durmitor National Park
State Parties: Montenegro
Plitvice Lake National Park (Yugoslavia) The Committee expressed deep regret and concern regarding the effects of the civil unrest in the country on the status of conservation of this site. The Park has been abandoned by staff and there is no control of activities inside the Park. The Committee was appreciative of the various appeals launched by the Director-General of UNESCO for peace in the area and expressed the hope that conditions will return to normal soon to permit a joint UNESCO/IUCN mission to review damage and plan rehabilitation ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
State Parties: Croatia
Garamba National Park (Zaire) The Committee was glad to learn that the rhino population in this Park had increased to 31 and the local management capacity and budget have increased substantially. Poaching has also been brought under control. The Minister for Environment and Nature Protection of Zaire, by his letter of 26 February 1991, requested the removal of this site from the list of World Heritage in Danger. Although the Bureau at its last session in June 1991 recommended the removal of this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger, the Committee took note of the fact that in ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Garamba National Park
State Parties: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Simien National Park (Ethiopia) The Committee recalled that this Park was abandoned by its staff in 1985 due to civil unrest in the area. The Committee was happy to note that the site had once again become accessible. On the basis of a report submitted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Organization, the Committee was informed that all field stations and other infrastructure of the Park had been destroyed. The Committee recognized the need to begin reconstruction work and noted the possibilities for involving local people in this regard. In the light of the urgency to undertake ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Simien National Park
State Parties: Ethiopia
9. The General Assembly examined document CLT-91/CONF.013/2 by which the accounts of the World Heritage Fund were submitted to the Assembly in accordance with the Financial Regulations of the Fund. The Assembly was informed of contributions received since 31 August 1991 from several States Parties. A detailed statement of these contributions is given below. State Party Amount Years of contribution (in dollars of the United States of America) CANADA 79,384.00 1991 INDONESIA 7,814.92 1989, 1990 & 1st instalment of $557 for ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
42. The Committee noted with satisfaction the various promotional activities undertaken in 1991 and presented in Document SC-91/CONF.002/6. These activities related to the production and dissemination of information material, support to national activities organized by States Parties to the Convention, as well as participation in special events relating to cultural and natural heritage. In particular, the Committee noted that due to co-operation with States Parties, the production of information material in additional languages had been possible, and that the production of new supporting ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
46. The Committee took note of the report of the Secretariat on the progress made in the preparation for the commemoration in 1992 of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention presented in Document SC-91/CONF.002/7, consisting, on the one hand, of an evaluation of the implementation of the Convention and the elaboration of a strategy for the future, and on the other, of the organization of promotional events at UNESCO Headquarters and elsewhere. 47. With regard to the evaluation, the basis of the work had been prepared during 1991 and an outline submitted to the Committee. A ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
A. Technical co-operation The Committee approved the following requests:   US$ 1. The Madara Rider (Bulgaria) 35,000   Purchase of equipment for drilling, measurement and urgent cleaning of the monument  2. Saint-Stephen Church in Nessebar (Bulgaria) 15,000   Restoration of mural paintings of Saint-Stephen Church  3. Pyramid Plateau at Giza (Egypt) 30,000   Costs for three international experts (an economist, an archaeologist and a landscape designer) in the elaboration of a ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Ancient City of Nessebar Garamba National Park Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum Ichkeul National Park Madara Rider Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur Niokolo-Koba National Park Simien National Park Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park Virunga National Park
State Parties: Brazil Bulgaria Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt Ethiopia India Malta Peru Senegal Tunisia
54. The Committee examined document SC-91/CONF.002/9 presenting the status of contributions to the World Heritage Fund for the years 1981-85, 1986-87, 1988-89 and 1990-1991. The Committee was pleased to note that several States Parties such as Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany and the United States of America had paid their contribution up to 1990-91 and welcomed the offer of the United States of America to provide an additional US$ 100,000 as a voluntary contribution for the same biennium. The Committee noted with concern that several States Parties have not paid their mandatory ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
56. The Committee examined Document SC-91/CONF.002/10 and recommended that the Secretariat in co-operation with the International Union for Geological Sciences (IUGS), IUCN, and other experts proceed with the revision of the natural heritage criteria to reflect separately geological, biological, ecological and aesthetic phenomena and modify the requested conditions of integrity accordingly. The Committee requested the Secretariat and IUCN to co-operate in the revision of the natural heritage criteria and the conditions of integrity in order to submit draft proposals for the consideration ...
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
67. The proposals for inscribing the Historical Centre of Boukhara and Historical Monuments of Novgorod and its region were not considered by the Committee because the Bureau decided to defer their examination.  
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Historic Centre of Bukhara Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
State Parties: Russian Federation Uzbekistan
Shark Bay, Western Australia  578 Australia N(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The Committee urged the Australian authorities to expedite the implementation of the management agreement between the State of Western Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia and to accelerate efforts towards more effective management of the area for conservation purposes. The Committee requested IUCN to submit a report on the implementation of these recommendations in 1993.  
Session: 15th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1991
Sites: Shark Bay, Western Australia
State Parties: Australia