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Arabian Oryx Sanctuary

Oman
Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 1 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved : 15,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The eighteenth session of World Heritage Committee requested that IUCN present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of a mission scheduled to take place early April 1995. However, the Omani authorities, who have hired the consultant, have requested a re-scheduling of the report for 30 July 1995. Upon receipt of the report, an evaluation will be prepared for presentation to the nineteenth session of the Committee.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The Bureau recalled that at the eighteenth session of the World Heritage Committee, IUCN was requested to present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of the consultant working on the plan for the area. However, the Omani authorities, who had hired a consultant, requested a re-scheduling of the report for 30 July 1995. Upon receipt of the report, an evaluation would be prepared for presentation to the nineteenth session of the Committee.

IUCN raised concern that the report was still not available, although the World Heritage Committee had specifically requested this information and indicated that this concerns not only the boundary question, but also the management regime, the legal status of the different parts as well as a new map of the site. The Delegate of Oman indicated that the consultant could not start his work earlier due to factors beyond his control and indicated that the results will be presented in due course. At the time of the preparation of this document no further information was made available.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 BUR VI.20
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)

The Bureau recalled that-at the eighteenth session of World Heritage Committee IUCN was requested to present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of the consultant working on the plan for the area.However, the Omani authorities, who have hired a consultant, have requested a re-scheduling of the report for 30 July 1995. Upon receipt of the report, an evaluation will be prepared for presentation to the nineteenth session of the Committee.

IUCN raised concern that the report was still not available, although the World Heritage Committee had specifically requested this information and indicated that this concerns not only the boundary question, but also the management regime, the legal status of the different parts as well as a new map of the site. The Delegate from Oman indicated that the consultant could not start his work earlier due to factors beyond his control and indicated that the results will be presented in due course.

19 COM VII.A.2.17/20
SOC: Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)

VII.17 Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)

The committee recalled that at its eighteenth session it requested IUCN to present to the Bureau an evaluation of the revised boundaries of this site, based on the report of the consultant working on the plan for the area. The World Heritage Centre informed the Committee that it has received a "Preliminary Land Use and Management Plan" of November 1995 which the Centre has transmitted to IUCN for review.

As no specific action is required, the Committee is recommended to adopt the following:

"The Committee took note of the information provided in the working document and by the Secretariat that the 'Preliminary land-use and management plan (November 1995)' for the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary was sent to the Secretariat which transmitted it to the advisory body IUCN for examination. The Committee requested IUCN to present its findings to the next session of the Bureau."

Report year: 1995
Oman
Date of Inscription: 1994
Category: Natural
Criteria: (x)
Exports

* : 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.


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