Komodo National Park
Factors affecting the property in 2002*
- Fire (widlfires)
- Illegal activities
- Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
- Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Preparation of a zonation map of Komodo National Park (issue resolved)
- Population pressure
- Forest fires
- Poaching (deer)
- Coral blasting
- Fish poisoning
- Tourism pressures
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2002
Total amount approved : 119,500 USD
|1995||Purchase of a boat and of an additional GPS system for ... (Approved)||30,000 USD|
|1994||Further strengthening the Komodo National Park's ... (Approved)||40,000 USD|
|1993||Equipment purchase and staff training for Komodo ... (Approved)||49,500 USD|
Missions to the property until 2002**
July 1995: evaluation mission on the state of conservation (mission cancelled); September 2000: joint UNESCO/IUCN mission
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2002
25th session of the Committee – Annex IX, paragraphs 54 - 56
Management plan implementation; controlling illegal fishing and reef mining; sustainable tourism development.
As indicated by the Observer of Indonesia at the time of the 25th session of the Committee in Helsinki, Finland in December 2001, a report from the State Party is expected by March 2002. A joint UNESCO-UNEP-RARE Center for Tropical Conservation mission to the site was fielded, from 23 January to 5 February 2002, as part of the implementation of the UNF financed project: “Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage sites”. The Consultant of the Centre who participated in the mission, after discussions with the Director of the Park and his staff provided the following information on two of the three issues that were raised by the 25th extraordinary session of the Bureau in its recommendation to the State Party in December 2001:
- Co-operation between Park staff, the navy and the police has been strengthened considerably and joint patrols are being undertaken. These patrols are likely to help curtail the illegal entry of fishermen from other provinces and nearby islands to exploit the marine areas of the Park; and
- Discussions regarding the nomination of extensions to the Park for inclusion in the World Heritage site are underway.
The Bureau, based on new information that is expected to be available at the time of its session, may take decisions and make recommendations as appropriate.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2002
26 COM 21B.11
Komodo National Park (Indonesia)
The World Heritage Committee,
Notes the state of conservation report and the decision by the Bureau contained in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII.3 - XII.5.
26 BUR XII.3-5
Komodo National Park (Indonesia)
XII.3 The Bureau noted that a joint UNESCO-UNEP-RARE Center for Tropical Conservation mission to the site was fielded, from 23 January to 5 February 2002, as part of the implementation of the UNF-financed project: “Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage sites”. The State Party informed the Centre that co-operation between Park staff, the Navy and the police has been strengthened considerably and joint patrols are being undertaken. These patrols are likely to help curtail the illegal entry of fishermen from other provinces and nearby islands to exploit the marine areas of the Park; and that discussions regarding the nomination of extensions to the Park for inclusion in the World Heritage site are underway. Furthermore, the extension of the site is in the process of consultation between the central and local governments.
XII.4 The Bureau noted information provided by the State Party and congratulated its efforts to promote co-operation between Park staff, the Navy and the police to strengthen patrolling and surveillance capacity. The Bureau noted that the establishment of a Tourism Concession in support of the management of Komodo National Park required further discussions. The Bureau urged that the Park Management, The Nature Conservancy and other stakeholders study existing legislation and regulations to fully understand the implications of the establishment of the Concession and develop it as a support mechanism to provide sustainable revenues for the management of the Park.
XII.5 The Bureau invited the State Party to provide to the 27th session of the Committee, a detailed report on the outcome of these discussions and investigations, as well as on the on-going dialogue between the central and local Governments with regard to the potential extension of the Park boundaries, as a part of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for the Asia Pacific Region.
The Committee is requested to note the decision by the Bureau in document WHC-02/CONF.202/2, paragraphs XII.3 – XII.5
Documents examined by the Committee26COM (2002)
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.