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1985
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Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia: The critical situation of this park, as reported to the Bureau at its 9th session had not altered and IUCN noted that if compensatory measures to re-establish the water regime of this Park were not taken very soon, the property would lose its international importance for migratory wildfowl. IUCN therefore strongly recommended the inclusion of this Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Tunisian authorities had not responded to the Secretariat's request for further information, however, the representative of Tunisia informed the Committee that he ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
State Parties: Tunisia
Los Glaciares, Argentina: Part of this Park was being considered for re­appropriation for a settlement scheme by the Province of Santa Cruz and the second phase of this project could result in the excision of a further 20,000 ha which included an important habitat for the humeal deer. The Argentine representative confirmed this report and indicated that this problem was in fact of concern to the central government authorities, who wished to take this matter up with the Provincial Government. The Committee requested the Secretariat to contact the Argentine authorities to obtain more ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Los Glaciares National Park
State Parties: Argentina
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia: In reply to the Bureau's request for further information on the impacts of the construction of a road on the fringing reef adjacent to Cape Tribulation National Park, the Australian authorities had provided a comprehensive report which outlined a 3 year scientific research programme costing approximately 1 million $ to determine any short or possible long-term damage these reefs. The Committee expressed its satisfaction with this programme although it noted the comment by the IUCN representative that 3 years would be necessary before any ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Great Barrier Reef
State Parties: Australia
Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada: It was recalled that, when inscribing this property on the World Heritage List in 1983, the Committee had drawn the attention to the harmful consequences of the possible construction of a dam on the Slave River to the natural characteristics of this property. The Committee was informed that the plans for such a dam had been definitively cancelled and expressed its satisfaction to both the Provincial and National Canadian authorities.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Wood Buffalo National Park
State Parties: Canada
Galapagos National Park, Ecuador: A man-caused fire on Isabela Island in March 1985 had resulted in an international appeal to aid the efforts of the Ecuadorian Government and Park authorities to extinguish the blaze, which had burnt over 30,000 ha. A contribution of US$10,500 from the World Heritage Fund under emergency assistance had been provided, in addition to contributions from WWF-Germany and the United Kingdom and contributions in kind from the Province of Quebec (Canada) and the United States. There had been no serious losses of animal species and it was reported that the fire ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Galápagos Islands
State Parties: Ecuador
Simen National Park, Ethiopia: The management plan for this park, which resulted from a workshop supported by the World Heritage Fund, had been finalised. However, the situation described by IUCN at the 8th session of the Committee in 1984 had not developed further and no further information had been obtained.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Simien National Park
State Parties: Ethiopia
Durmitor National Park, Yugoslavia: This property had been threatened by the construction of a dam on the Tara River, however, due to public pressure from within and without Yugoslavia, this proposal had been cancelled. The Committee noted its satisfaction that this threat had now been removed and congratulated the Yugoslav authorities on making the best use of the Convention to support efforts to protect this property.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Durmitor National Park
State Parties: Montenegro
Pirin National Park, Bulgaria: The construction of a hotel and a ski-resort at the head of the Vihren Valley within this Park was being undertaken, against strong opposition by local conservation groups. The representative of IUCN requested whether an environmental impact assessment had been made for these developments. The representative of Bulgaria confirmed these developments and informed the Committee that she would request the Pirin National Park authorities to provide a full report which she would transmit to the Bureau at its next ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Pirin National Park
State Parties: Bulgaria
41. The Committee approved two requests concerning properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger: - Benin - Royal Palaces of Abomey: $20,000 - Zaire: Garamba National Park: $20,000 The Committee authorized the Bureau to approve an additional amount of $20,000 under technical cooperation for this property subject to the receipt of an appropriate request.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Garamba National Park Royal Palaces of Abomey
State Parties: Benin Democratic Republic of the Congo
42. The Committee approved the following requests for technical cooperation: Costa Rica - Talamanca La Amistad Reserve: $40,000The Committee noted that $20,000 of this amount concerned training activities. Panama - Darien National Park: $27,000The Committee decided not to support the construction of park guard stations within the Park as it was considered that this activity should be covered under the national counterpart contribution. Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura: $28,000The Secretariat informed the Committee that the Sri Lankan authorities had previously submitted a request for a total ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
Sites: Darien National Park Sacred City of Anuradhapura Salonga National Park Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
State Parties: Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Panama Sri Lanka
43. The Secretary introduced document SC/CONF.008/07 on promotional activities and drew the Committee's attention to several points, including the exhibit of photographs of World Heritage sites, the information material produced during the current year and the contribution of States Parties in promoting the Convention. On the whole, the contribution of States to public information for their own nationals was still somewhat_ limited. However, the presence of the Mayors of Quebec, Congonhas, Segovia and Santiago de Compostela at the current session was evidence of the growing interest ...
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
51. The Committee decided to hold its tenth session in November 1986, leaving it to the Bureau to decide on the exact dates. It noted with gratitude the invitation by Brazil to host the tenth session, but felt that in view of the Organization's current situation, it would be preferable to hold the meeting in Paris at Unesco Headquarters and consider this offer again for another session at a later date.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985
52. One delegate requested the Committee to look at ways of ensuring a better turnover in the membership of States Parties on the Committee, for example by recommending that States confine their membership of the Committee to one or two successive terms of office. The Committee decided to submit this matter to the Bureau for consideration.  
Session: 9th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 008)
Year: 1985