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Lake Malawi National Park

Malawi
Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • Fishing/collecting aquatic resources
  • Forestry /wood production
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Management systems/ management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 4 (from 1986-1995)
Total amount approved : 70,650 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

The UNESCO Equipment Division in cooperation with the Centre sent a mission to this World Heritage site in April 1995 to review the current international assistance projects at the site and to carry out an evaluation and assessment of future needs. A detailed report of the mission will be available at the time of the Bureau meeting.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 EXT.BUR IV.A.1.1
Examination of requests for International Assistance - Natural Heritage - Requests recommended by the Bureau for approval by the Committee - Technical Cooperation

Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (US$ 64,500 requested)

The Bureau reviewed the request for the purchase of a fibreglass catamaran boat and additional accessories for the GIS system for a total of US$ 64,500. However, in the light of the amount of funds already provided for the purchase of boats for the site, the Bureau recommended the Committee to approve the above project for a reduced amount of US$ 30,000, under the condition that the Indonesian authorities find an additional US$ 30,000 from other sources for its purchase. It furthermore suggested that the boat be insured by the Indonesian authorities as a matter of general policy.

Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi) (US$ 30,000 requested)

The Bureau recommended to the Committee to approve US$ 30,000 for a technical assistance project for the site. The project includes a comprehensive biological inventory of the Park, which contributes to the preparation of a new management plan, local awareness programmes and community projects, boat purchase and refurbishment, and an alternative income-generating study for the local population.

19 BUR VI.20
Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi)

The Bureau was informed that the UNESCO Equipment Division, in cooperation with the Centre, sent a mission to this World Heritage site in April 1995 to review the current international assistance projects at the site and to carry out an evaluation and assessment of future needs. The mission carried out a detailed review of technical assistance projects under the World Heritage Fund (including the purchase of boats) and helped in designing appropriate projects. This includes a project for an ecological inventory of the coastal regions of the islands in Lake Malawi National Park, which would allow authorities to better monitor changes of the state of conservation of the site. During the mission an environmental education project was discussed at the site which would involve the local villages within the World Heritage area. Such a programme would be crucial, as the population within the Park is growing and is heavily dependent on fish and wood as principal resources. The Bureau took note of this report.

19 COM XIII.A.1
Requests for International Assistance: Natural Heritage

A.1.1 Technical cooperation

Komodo National Park (Indonesia) (US$ 64,500 requested)
The Committee reviewed the request for the purchase of a fibreglass catamaran boat and additional accessories for the GIS system for a total of US$ 64,500. However, in the light of the amount of funds already provided for the purchase of boats for the site, the Committee approved this project for a reduced amount of US$ 30,000, under the condition that the Indonesian authorities find an additional US$ 30,000 from other sources for its purchase. It furthermore suggested that the boat be insured by the Indonesian authorities as a matter of general policy.

Lake Malawi National Park (Malawi) (US$ 30,000 requested)
The Committee approved US$ 30,000 for a technical assistance project for the site. The project includes a comprehensive biological inventory of the Park, which contributes to the preparation of a new management plan, local awareness programmes and community projects, boat purchase and refurbishment, and an alternative income-generating study for the local population.

A.1.2 Training

College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka (Tanzania) (US$ 30,000 requested)
The Committee approved an amount of US$ 30,000 for three students to attend the one-year course (1996/97) at the College of African wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania, and requested the Centre to contact the Principal of the School to provide a detailed financial breakdown for each of the students.

Report year: 1995
Malawi
Date of Inscription: 1984
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 19COM (1995)
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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