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Lena Pillars Nature Park

Russian Federation
Factors affecting the property in 2015*
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    necessity to strengthen the integrity within the property

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Threats identified at the time of the inscription in 2012:
  • necessity to strengthen the integrity within the property
  • need to provide a clear demonstration that the legal regime supporting the property is effective
  • nedd to provide a revised long-term management plan for the property
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2015
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2015**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2015

The State Party did not provide a report on the progress in implementing the recommendations adopted in Decision 36 COM 8B.11, which was requested by the Committee at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012).

However, the State Party submitted a proposal for a minor boundary modification that foresees inclusion of the Sinyaya component of the Lena Pillars Nature Park into the property, as requested by the Committee in Decision 36 COM 8B.11. IUCN’s Evaluation of the proposed boundary modification will be examined by the Committee at its 39th session in 2015, under item 8 of the Agenda (Document WHC-15/39.COM/8B.Add).

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 2015

The submission of the proposal for boundary modification to include the Sinyaya component is welcome. The documents contained in the proposal also include a copy of the medium-term 2012-2016 Management Plan for the Lena Pillars Nature Park. Although a number of environmental education programmes are foreseen in the medium-term plan, the plan is still lacking a strong programme for awareness raising, focused on the geomorphological and geological features of the property. It is therefore recommended that the Committee request the State Party to ensure that the new management plan, that will need to be developed once the medium-term plan expires in 2016, adequately reflects the geological values of the property and that the necessary scientific skills and human resources are available to implement the plan.

It is recommended that the Committee request the State Party to submit the new management plan for consideration by the World Heritage Centre and IUCN, once it has been developed, and no later than December 2016.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2015
39 COM 7B.24
Lena Pillars Nature Park (Russian Federation) (N 1299)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.11, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),
  3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 36th session in 2012;
  4. Takes note of the submission of a proposal for a minor boundary modification to include the Sinyaya component, as requested by the Committee in Decision 36 COM 8B.11;
  5. Notes the medium-term management plan provided is lacking a strong programme for awareness raising, focused on the geomorphological and geological features of the property, and requests the State Party to ensure that the next management plan adequately reflects the geological features of the property, that form part of its Outstanding Universal Value, and that the necessary scientific and human resources are available to implement the plan;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2016, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including a 1-page executive summary, as well as a copy of the new management plan that will be developed for the property, for review by IUCN.
39 COM 8B.40
Lena Pillars Nature Park, Russian Federation

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC-15/39.COM/8B.Add and WHC-15/39.COM/INF.8B2.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.11 adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012),
  3. Approves the minor boundary modification of Lena Pillars Nature Park, Russian Federation, to include the Sinsky Plot;
  4. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for its positive response to the Committee’s previous recommendation to include the Sinyaya component of Lena Pillars Nature Park into the property;
  5. Requests that the State Party:
    1. Establish the remaining management bodies foreseen for the property;
    2. Ensure the continued recognition and respect of traditional rights within the property;
    3. Not permit mining and forestry activities outside the property, within the Sinyaya catchment, unless it is demonstrated that these would have no impact on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, including its integrity;
  6. Also requests IUCN, in consultation with the State Party through the World Heritage Centre, to consider any necessary factual corrections to the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value of the property, to reflect the approval of this minor boundary modification.

 

Draft Decision: 39 COM 7B.24

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 36 COM 8B.11, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),
  3. Regrets that the State Party did not submit a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested by the Committee at its 36th session in 2012;
  4. Takes note of the submission of a proposal for a minor boundary modification to include the Sinyaya component, as requested by the Committee in Decision 36 COM 8B.11;
  5. Notes the medium-term management plan provided is lacking a strong programme for awareness raising, focused on the geomorphological and geological features of the property, and requests the State Party to ensure that the next management plan adequately reflects the geological features of the property, that form part of its Outstanding Universal Value, and that the necessary scientific and human resources are available to implement the plan;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2016, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including a 1-page executive summary, as well as a copy of the new management plan that will be developed for the property, for review by IUCN.
Report year: 2015
Russian Federation
Date of Inscription: 2012
Category: Natural
Criteria: (viii)
Documents examined by the Committee
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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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