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VIII.7 Sangay National Park (Ecuador) The Committee was informed that the Minister for Environment of Ecuador participated in the Amman Workshop and had noted that the inclusion of the Sangay National Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger had helped the Ministry of Environment in negotiations with the Ministry Public Works and other Government bodies to obtain resources to evaluate environmental impacts of the Guamote Macas Road and plan mitigation measures. The Minister was of the view that despite recent improvements in the state of conservation of the site, Sangay should ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
VIII.8 Simien National Park (Ethiopia) The Committee was informed that the Director of the Department of Agriculture from the Amhara Region, which is directly responsible for the management of this site, participated in the Amman Workshop. In his presentation, the Director had pointed out several improvements in the state of conservation of the site and expressed his disagreement with the 1996 consultant mission findings that led to the Committee to include Simien in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Permanent Delegate of Ethiopia, by letter of 16 October 2000 to the Director of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
VIII.9 Mount Nimba Nature Reserve (Guinea/Côte d'Ivoire) The Committee noted that at a World Heritage and Mining Technical Workshop, held at IUCN Headquarters from 20- 23 September, 2000, the case of Mt. Nimba was discussed and participants noted that key issues at this site include: (a) the need for clear boundary demarcation, taking into consideration the boundaries proposed at the time of inscription and changes proposed subsequently; (b) the need for effective transboundary co-operation between the two States Parties (Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire) as well as Liberia, which ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
VIII.10 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) The Committee was informed that the Centre/IUCN mission to this site was fielded from 24 to 30 October 2000. A preliminary report of the mission indicated that of the ten major recommendations of the previous (1995) Centre/IUCN mission which led to the inclusion of this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger 1996, five have been implemented. Some notable achievements made since 1995 include: completion of a participatory management plan; increasing on-the-ground management presence; establishment of inter-agency control posts in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
VIII.11 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) The Deputy Inspector General for Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) in New Delhi, in a letter of 26 September 2000 addressed to the Charge d'Affairs of the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO suggested that the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Centre mission to Manas be undertaken in May 2001. The Deputy Inspector General for Wildlife also presented a paper at the IUCN/Centre Workshop in Amman in which he emphasised the fact that the inclusion of Manas in the List of World Heritage in Danger has influenced State and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
VIII.12 Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves (Niger) The Committee was informed that the State Party had notified the Centre that it wished to complete implementation of all activities of the rehabilitation programme before requesting the Committee to consider removing this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger. A representative of the State Party who participated and presented a paper at the Amman Workshop confirmed this position of the State Party. The Committee invited the State Party to submit a comprehensive progress report, before 15 April 2001, to the Centre on the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
VIII.13 Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) The Committee was informed that following two winters of adequate rainfall that allowed recovery of the freshwater vegetation, reversal in rainfall patterns has led to a renewed increase in the salinity of Lake waters, resembling levels that prevailed in the area in 1997 and as such, the benefits of the restoration of the Lake achieved during the last two years are in danger of being lost. Such unpredictable, climate-induced reversals are likely to happen in the future. Nevertheless, the Committee stressed the need to fully implement the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
VIII.14 Rwenzori Mountains (Uganda) The Committee noted that the Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UAW), in his letter of 13 September 2000, has stressed that the Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) should be retained in the List of World Heritage in Danger, owing to the fact that: (a) RMNP is still closed to visitors and effects of insurgency by armed groups continue to affect management, habitats and wildlife; (b) Communities resident around the Park are equally affected and regard the Park as a major source of resources posing clear threats to habitats and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
VIII.15 World Heritage sites of the United States of America: Everglades National Park & Yellowstone National Park The Committee recalled that the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau requested the Centre and IUCN to meet with the State Party and discuss the preparation of a schedule of actions for complete rehabilitation of the site and its eventual removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Centre, IUCN and relevant authorities from the State Party, including the Directors of the two sites, participated in a conference call on 27 October 2000. The Observer of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Everglades National Park Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
VIII.16 Butrint (Albania) The Committee recalled that in October 1997, a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint Foundation mission was undertaken to assess the damages caused to the site by civil unrest earlier that year. US$ 100,000 was made available as emergency assistance in 1997 to implement activities identified in the Programme of Corrective Actions, but to date, no report has been received on its implementation. The Committee reiterated its request to the State Party to submit a progress report by 15 April 2001 on the implementation of recommendations of the 1997 UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
VIII.17 Angkor (Cambodia) The Secretariat recalled that this site, inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger at the time of its inscription in 1992, is the largest cultural site in Southeast Asia. It extends over an area of some 400 km2 and includes no less than 100 monuments and hundreds of archaeological features. The socio-economic needs of the inhabitants require integration of conservation and development considerations. Although the armed conflict in the region of Angkor, which prompted its in-danger listing is now over, looting, illicit excavation and traffic in cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
VIII.18 Group of Monuments of Hampi (India) The Committee's attention was drawn to the state of conservation of the Group of Monuments of Hampi and the updated information concerning progress made by the State Party in removing the threats facing the site caused by the ad-hoc public works within the World Heritage protected areas. The Committee examined the findings and recommendations for corrective measures of the ICOMOS-UNESCO reactive monitoring (February 2000) requested by the Committee at its twenty-third session. It noted with appreciation the successful work of the Karnataka ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
VIII.19 Bahla Fort (Oman) The Secretariat informed the Committee that following the recommendations of the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau, two consultants prepared "Guidelines for the establishment of a Management Plan for Bahla Fort and Oasis, a World Heritage Site". A mission was scheduled to visit the site in September 2000 to discuss the management plan, but the mission has been rescheduled to December 2000. A report will be provided to the Bureau for examination at its twenty-fifth session. The Committee encouraged the State Parties to proceed with the preparation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
VIII.20 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) As suggested by ICOMOS at the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau in 2000, the Peruvian authorities prepared a single volume Management Plan to summarize the nine volumes previously produced and approved. Furthermore, a document on the state of conservation of the site was submitted to the World Heritage Centre, following the periodic reporting format. The entire documentation was transmitted to ICOMOS. The Committee commended the State Party for its efforts to protect the property and to implement the Master Plan and congratulated the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
VIII.21 The Committee considered the decisions of the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau (WHC-2000/CONF.204/4) and the working document WHC-2000/CONF.204/10). The relevant section of the report of the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau is attached as Annex X.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.22 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) The Committee noted the results of the joint expert mission by the Centre, IUCN and the Ramsar Bureau undertaken from 14 - 22 September 2000, which was examined by the Bureau. The report of the mission called for urgent financial assistance to deal with the introduced species Salvinia molesta. In view of the imminent danger facing the site, the Director of Senegal National Parks had requested that the site be inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger. IUCN highlighted the seriousness of the threat to both the environment and the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
VIII.23 Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino (Mexico) The Secretariat informed the Committee that, following the President of Mexico's statement of 2 March 2000, the proposed salt works at the World Heritage site of El Vizcaino would not proceed. The Committee noted that letters from the Chairperson of the Committee and the Director-General of UNESCO welcomed this decision and congratulated the President of Mexico for the actions taken to implement the World Heritage Convention. The UN Foundation had approved a US$ 2.5 million project entitled "Linking Conservation of Biodiversity and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Country: Mexico
VIII.24 World Natural Heritage Properties of Australia Shark Bay, Western Australia Great Barrier Reef The Secretariat informed the Committee that a letter on the recent grounding incident was received from the Australian authorities on 28 November 2000 and that a report will be presented to the twenty-fifth session of the World Heritage Bureau in 2001. Central Eastern Australian Rainforest Reserves Wet Tropics of Queensland  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Great Barrier Reef Shark Bay, Western Australia Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
VIII.25 Los Katios National Park (Colombia) The Delegate of Colombia informed the Bureau that the field visit foreseen from 10-12 November 2000 had not taken place and looked forward to a visit in 2001. Such a field visit would not only review the state of conservation of the site, but moreover review co-operation possibilities for a World Heritage nomination of the meso-american biological corridor project and transboundary collaboration with the adjacent Darien National Park (Panama).  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
VIII.26 Golden Mountains of Altai (Russian Federation) The Observer of Russia informed the Committee that the proposed road and gas pipeline through the Ukok Plateau is supported at the highest political level. The project will be reviewed at a meeting on 15 and 16 December 2000 in the Altai Republic.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
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