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Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sri Lanka
Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Land conversion
  • Other Threats:

    Need to implement the Management Plan as a priority

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1993**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by IUCN and the Secretariat]

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 COM X
SOC: Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Sri Lanka)

Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Sri Lanka)

The Committee recalled that this site is protected as a National Wilderness Area and had been listed on the World Heritage List since 1988. There are many incremental threats to the site, but the Committee noted that a Management Plan to address these had been completed. It was further noted that continued monitoring of the site should be implemented as a priority activity of the Plan.

The Committee noted the contribution of the Government of Norway of US$ 600,000 over a four-year period for the implementation of the Plan. The Committee asked the Centre to congratulate the administrators for their efforts in completing a Management Plan for the site and to urge them to give close attention to monitoring encroachments.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1993
Sri Lanka
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 17COM (1993)

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.