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Škocjan Caves

Slovenia
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Need for a clarification concerning the extended boundaries
  • Need to finalize the new legislation for the site
  • Need for a management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1996**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1996

The World Heritage Committee, at its nineteenth session, had requested the Centre to contact the Slovenian authorities to provide a map of the revised boundaries of the site and to encourage the State Party to finalize new legislation and to prepare a management plan. The World Heritage Centre transmitted the Committee's request to the authorities, but to date no response has been received.

Action Required

The Bureau reiterated the request issued by the World Heritage Committee to the authorities to provide a map of the revised boundaries of the site and encouraged the State Party to finalize new legislation and to prepare a management plan.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1996

The World Heritage Committee, at its nineteenth session, had requested the Centre to contact the Slovenian authorities to provide a map of the revised boundaries of the site and to encourage the State Party to finalize new legislation and to prepare a management plan. The Bureau at its twentieth session reiterated this request. In its letter of 8 August 1996, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning informed the Centre about preparations of the adoption of the "Law on the Protection of Škocjan Caves Regional Park", which is in the last phase of parliamentary procedure. It is expected to be adopted in October 1996. In addition, the authorities provided a map indicating the buffer zone of the site, which was transmitted to IUCN for review.

The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text and transmit it to the Committee for noting:
"The Bureau thanks the authorities of Slovenia for their efforts and encourages them to continue their efforts for the adoption of the management plan."

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 BUR IV.7
Skocjan Caves (Slovenia)

The Bureau reiterated the request issued by the World Heritage Committee to the authorities to provide a map of the revised boundaries of the site and encouraged the State Party to finalize new legislation and to prepare a management plan.

20 COM VII.D.35
SOC: Skocjan Caves (Slovenia)

VII.35 Skocjan Caves (Slovenia)

The Bureau at its twentieth extraordinary session recalled that the World Heritage Committee, at its nineteenth session, had requested the Centre to contact the Slovenian authorities to provide a map of the revised boundaries of the site and to encourage the State Party to finalize new legislation and to prepare a management plan. In its letter of 8 August 1996, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning informed the Centre about preparations of the adoption of the "Law on the Protection of Skocj an Caves Regional Park", which was in the last phase of parliamentary procedure and was expected to be adopted in October 1996. In addition, the authorities provided a map indicating the buffer zone of the site, which was transmitted to IUCN for review.

The Bureau thanked the authorities of Slovenia for their efforts and encouraged them to continue their efforts for the adoption of the management plan. It requested however clarification on the boundaries of the site and values added to it.

The Observer of Slovenia informed the Committee that the "Skocjan Caves Regional Park Act" had entered into force and that the new management of the Park was established on 27 November 1996. She indicated that a new map will be provided in due course. The Committee took note of this information.

Report year: 1996
Slovenia
Date of Inscription: 1986
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)
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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