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Henderson Island

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Factors affecting the property in 2003*
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Tourism Pressure;
  • Lack of management mechanism (including legislation)
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2003
Requests approved: 1 (from 1990-1990)
Total amount approved : 8,000 USD
Missions to the property until 2003**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

The State Party provided an up-date in response to the Committee’s request, and informed the Centre of the following: The Henderson Management Plan has been in existence for a number of years but has yet to be finalised. The State Party informed the Centre that no significant work has been carried out on the Henderson Management Plan since the last meeting of the World Heritage Committee. This is largely due to difficulties in getting to the Island and other priorities within the community. Preparation of a final version of the Management Plan has been agreed with the Island Council and community.

Until the end of 2002, Pitcairn enjoyed an irregular but fixed-date service from P&O container ships. Unfortunately though, sailings never seemed to coincide with the availability of the environmentalists responsible for finalising the Management Plan. The container ship service has now stopped and has been replaced by a charter service, which has been set up to transport official visitors to and from the Island. 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2003
27 COM 7B.22
Henderson Island (United Kingdom)

The World Heritage Committee [13],

1. Recalls that the State Party was to implement, as a matter of urgency, the 1995 Management Plan for this property, with provision for its on-going improvement (based on input received and lessons learnt);

2. Requests the State Party to provide a copy of the management plan to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2004 in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.

[13]  Decision adopted following written amendments proposed by the State Party.

Draft Decision: 27 COM 7 (b) 22

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Recalls that the State Party was to implement, as a matter of urgency, the 1995 Management Plan for this site, with provision for its on-going improvement (based on input received and lessons learnt,

2. Requests the State Party to prepare an update report by 1 February 2004 for review by its 28th session.

Report year: 2003
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 27COM (2003)
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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