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Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus

Libya
Factors affecting the property in 2015*
  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
  • Human resources
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Vandalism
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2015
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2015**

January 2011: World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission

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 37 COM 7B.54, which was requested by the Committee at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013). No recent information on the state of conservation of the property is available.

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

The prevailing situation in the country raises a high concern about the capacity of the responsible authorities to ensure the protection and conservation of the property, although the latter is far from the zones affected by the conflict.

There is no information on whether the responsible authorities were able to launch the conservation and recovery measures of the sites vandalized in 2009, as identified in the 2011 reactive monitoring mission. It s recommended that the World Heritage Committee request the State Party to submit information about the situation at the property as soon as the security situation permits, and foresee to examine the state of conservation of the property at its 40th session in 2016.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2015
39 COM 7B.57
Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus (Libya) (C 287)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  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 37th session in 2013;
  4. Expresses its high concern regarding the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property in the prevailing situation;
  5. Requests the State Party to submit information on the state of conservation of the property as soon as the security situation permits, and notably on whether the conservation and recovery measures of the sites vandalized in 2009, as identified in the 2011 Reactive Monitoring mission, have been launched;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Draft Decision: 39 COM 7B.57

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.54, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  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 37th session in 2013;
  4. Expresses its high concern regarding the absence of information on the state of conservation of the property in the prevailing situation;
  5. Requests the State Party to submit information on the state of conservation of the property as soon as the security situation permits, and notably on whether the conservation and recovery measures of the sites vandalized in 2009, as identified in the 2011 Reactive Monitoring mission, have been launched;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Report year: 2015
Libya
Date of Inscription: 1985
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)
Danger List (dates): 2016-present
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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