1.         Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (N 609)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1991

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/609/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1993-1995)
Total amount approved: USD 119,500
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/609/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

July 1995: evaluation mission on the state of conservation (mission cancelled)

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/609/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

A mission to consider the state of conservation of Komodo National Park took place in July 1995 under the leadership of Prof. Soedomo, Chair of the Indonesian World Heritage Committee. He was accompanied by Ms. Suryati (World Heritage Committee Indonesia), Mr. Mulyana (Directorate General for Forest Protection and Natural Conservation, PHPA), Ms. Hartati (Directorate General for Forest Protection and Natural Conservation, PHPA), Mr. Putu Ngurah (Komodo Police chief). and Ms. Klein (UNESCO Jakarta). The party left for Komodo Island on a small boat provided under international assistance from the World Heritage Fund. Due to bad weather conditions and a rough sea, the boat capsized. The accident was fatal for four persons. Despite rescue operations only one body was recovered a few days later. The boat "Wardunia" was located, but is beyond repair. Further monitoring missions to Komodo and Ujung Kulong National Parks are postponed until 1996.

It may be of interest to the Bureau to note that with help of the World Heritage Fund, a Geographical Information Project was set up at Komodo National Park and a zonation map of Komodo National Park was prepared.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 19 EXT.BUR IV.A.1.1

Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (US$ 64,500 requested)

The Bureau reviewed the request for the purchase of a fibreglass catamaran boat and additional accessories for the GIS system for a total of US$ 64,500. However, in the light of the amount of funds already provided for the purchase of boats for the site, the Bureau recommended the Committee to approve the above project for a reduced amount of US$ 30,000, under the condition that the Indonesian authorities find an additional US$ 30,000 from other sources for its purchase. It furthermore suggested that the boat be insured by the Indonesian authorities as a matter of general policy.

Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi) (US$ 30,000 requested)

The Bureau recommended to the Committee to approve US$ 30,000 for a technical assistance project for the site. The project includes a comprehensive biological inventory of the Park, which contributes to the preparation of a new management plan, local awareness programmes and community projects, boat purchase and refurbishment, and an alternative income-generating study for the local population.

Decision Adopted: 19 COM VII.A.2.15/17

VII.15 Komodo National Park (Indonesia)

The Committee took note that a mission to consider the state of conservation of Komodo National Park took place in July 1995 under the leadership of the Chair of the Indonesian World Heritage Committee, accompanied by representatives of the national authorities and the UNESCO Office in Jakarta. The Committee expressed its concern for the four officials of the Indonesian World Heritage Committee still missing at sea after a tragic accident during the course of a monitoring mission to Komodo. The Committee paid tribute to their dedication to the cause of World Heritage protection and preservation.

 

Decision Adopted: 19 COM XIII.A.1

A.1.1 Technical cooperation

Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (US$ 64,500 requested)
The Committee reviewed the request for the purchase of a fibreglass catamaran boat and additional accessories for the GIS system for a total of US$ 64,500. However, in the light of the amount of funds already provided for the purchase of boats for the site, the Committee approved this project for a reduced amount of US$ 30,000, under the condition that the Indonesian authorities find an additional US$ 30,000 from other sources for its purchase. It furthermore suggested that the boat be insured by the Indonesian authorities as a matter of general policy.

Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi) (US$ 30,000 requested)
The Committee approved US$ 30,000 for a technical assistance project for the site. The project includes a comprehensive biological inventory of the Park, which contributes to the preparation of a new management plan, local awareness programmes and community projects, boat purchase and refurbishment, and an alternative income-generating study for the local population.

A.1.2 Training

College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka (Tanzania) (US$ 30,000 requested)
The Committee approved an amount of US$ 30,000 for three students to attend the one-year course (1996/97) at the College of African wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania, and requested the Centre to contact the Principal of the School to provide a detailed financial breakdown for each of the students.