1.         Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (Zambia,Zimbabwe) (N 509)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1989

Criteria  (vii)(viii)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/509/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/509/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Project to construct a dam across the gorge

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/509/

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.

Action Required

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.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1996

N/A

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 20 BUR IV.7

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.