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Gros Morne National Park

Factors affecting the property in 2000*
  • Forestry /wood production
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2000
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2000**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2000

Via their letter dated 15 September 2000, the Canadian authorities provided information regarding possible logging threats. The information has been transmitted to IUCN for review. IUCN has received reports of possible impacts to Gros Morne National Park World Heritage site.  Approved and proposed logging plans for lands adjacent to the National Park are said to be threatening the integrity of the site. Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd. is seeking permission to increase their volume of timber extraction and to clear-cut timber in the watershed of the Main River, Newfoundland, immediately adjacent to the World Heritage site. NGOs, local conservation groups, academics and tourism operators are requesting that the logging be halted until a thorough environmental assessment is conducted and research carried out to better understand the unique natural features of the Main River watershed and its importance to the World Heritage site. IUCN noted that the State Party has raised concerns in relation to this logging near the National Park and is working with the provincial government to address the situation.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2000
24 COM VIII.iii
State of conservation reports of natural properties noted by the Committee

 State of conservation reports of natural properties noted by the Committee

Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland)

Pirin National Park (Bulgaria)

Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon)

Gros Morne National Park (Canada)

Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks (Canada)

Comoe National Park (Côte d'Ivoire)

Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)

Komodo National Park (Indonesia)

Lorenz National Park (Indonesia)

Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Kenya)

Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (New Zealand)

Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)

Huascarán National Park (Peru)

Danube Delta (Romania)

Lake Baikal (Russian Federation)

Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal)

Doñana National Park (Spain)

Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Sri Lanka)

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)

Gough Island (United Kingdom)

Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park (United Republic of Tanzania)

Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)

24 COM X
Changes to names of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

Following the request from the States Parties concerned, the Committee approved changes to the names of the following properties included on the World Heritage List:


Existing NameName change requested

Anthony Island / Ile Anthony

SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) / SGaang Gwaii (Île Anthony)

Parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes

Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes

Parc provincial des Dinosaures

Parc provincial Dinosaur

Parc national du Gros Morne

Parc national du Gros-Morne

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Complex / Secteur du précipice à bisons "Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Complex"

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump / Le précipice à bisons Head-Smashed-In

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park / Parc national historique de l'Anse aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site / Lieu historique national de L'Anse aux Meadows

Lunenburg Old Town / Vieille ville de Lunenburg

Old Town Lunenburg / Le Vieux Lunenburg

Quebec (Historic area)

Historic District of Québec

Parc national de Wood Buffalo

Parc national Wood Buffalo

Canada and the United States of America:

Existing NameName change requested

Tatshenshini-Alsek/Kluane National Park/Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Reserve and Glacier Bay National Park /

Tatshenshini-Alsek, Parc national de Kluane, Parc national et Réserve de Wrangell-St-Elias, et Parc national de la baie des Glaciers

Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek

Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek

Glacier Waterton Parc international de la paix

Parc international de la paix Waterton-Glacier


Existing NameName change requested

Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier

Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of our Lady in Trier

The Bureau may wish to adopt the following decision and transmit it to the Committee for noting:

“The Bureau requests the State Party to provide a report on this development and issues associated with this site as indicated by IUCN in time for the twenty-fifth session of the Bureau.”

Report year: 2000
Date of Inscription: 1987
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)

* : 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.