Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
- Water infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reportsProject to construct a dam across the gorge
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1996**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1996
The Centre has been informed by IUCN that a "Sustainable Development Workshop" on the joint Zambia/Zimbabwe Strategic Environmental Assessment of Tourism Development in the Victoria Falls Area was held from 25 to 29 March 1996 in Livingstone. IUCN will present a report on the results of the workshop.
The Bureau may wish to take note of this information and make a recommendation to the Committee in light of the findings of this report.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 BUR IV.7
Mosi-oa Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)
The Bureau took note of the report provided by IUCN on a "Sustainable Development Workshop" concerning the joint Zambia/Zimbabwe Strategic Environmental Assessment of Tourism Development in the Victoria. Falls Area which was held from 25 to 29 March 1996 in Livingstone. The Bureau was informed that a joint management plan is under preparation and that the first draft has been completed.
The Bureau requested the Centre to write a letter commending both Governments for the actions undertaken, and encourage them to complete the management plan of the site, which would give focus to the growing tourism pressure at the site.
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”).