1.         Henderson Island (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) (N 487)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1988

Criteria  (vii)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/487/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1990-1990)
Total amount approved: USD 8,000
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/487/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Tourism Pressure; Lack of management mechanism (including legislation). 

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/487/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

The State Party provided in January 2004 an up-date in response to the Committee’s request, and informed the Centre of progress made towards the development of the management plan. The Henderson Management Plan has been in existence for a number of years and is currently in the process of being finalised.


At the time of the preparation of this document the plan has not been published and provided to the Centre.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 28 COM 15B.30

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalling that the State Party was to implement, as a matter of urgency, the 1995 Management Plan for this property, with provision for its on-going improvement,

2. Regrets that the plan was not published and delivered to the World Heritage Centre for review by IUCN;

3. Urges the State Party to submit two copies of the approved plan by 1 February 2005 at the latest and requests IUCN to carry out a detailed review and present its findings for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.