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The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.1, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Regrets the degradation of the security situation in the Central African Republic marked by an outbreak of violence and internal conflicts; Reiterates its utmost concern regarding the likely disappearance of most of the flagship species of large mammals in the property, due to poaching and the impact of transhumant cattle, and expresses its deep concern as regards the further deterioration of the situation since its last ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.2, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the State Party for the efforts undertaken in the implementation of the corrective measures and the actions carried out with the local populations in establishing the Village Conservation and Development Associations (VCDA) and their involvement in surveillance patrols; Notes with concern the delay in carrying out the wildlife inventory to enable the identification of value indicators for the Desired state of conservation ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Comoé National Park
Country: Côte d'Ivoire
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.3, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the progress reported by the Ivorian and Guinean State Parties in the implementation of the corrective measures, notably the efforts to restore the integrity of the property and strengthen its management capacity; Notes with concern that the Guinean State Party does not appear to have established a strategy to prolong the accomplishments of the UNDP/GEF (Global Environmental Facility) Programme for conservation of the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.4 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Notes with appreciation the efforts deployed by the park staff to continue to ensure the conservation of the property despite life threatening conditions, and expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the guards killed in operations for the protection of the property; Reiterates its deep concern about the fact that the State Party has not revised the authorizations for petroleum exploration in the Park, as ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.5, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the reported improvement in the security situation which has allowed the park staff to again start patrolling the areas previously out of control and notes that restoring the security is a pre-condition for implementing the corrective measures and restoring the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property; Also welcomes the ongoing efforts of the State Party to carry out a survey of the main populations of wildlife in ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.6 adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the improvement in the security situation as a result of the military operations to contain the Lord Resistance Army and considers that it is a key condition to halt poaching in the property and start the rehabilitation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV); Commends the State Party for its efforts to strengthen the operational capacities of the Congolese Nature Conservation Institute (ICCN), in particular by making ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.7 adopted during its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes with satisfaction the important efforts of the State Party to secure the property and the efforts of the patrols to reduce professional poaching of elephants, and encourages the State Party to continue these efforts and to reinforce them where pockets of resistance still remain; Takes note of the difficulties reported by the managers of the property concerning the participatory management of natural resources and their ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Salonga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.8, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Expresses its deepest concern as regards the degradation of the security situation at the property, the loss of control of approximately 75% of the Reserve, the increase in poaching and the reopening of several artisanal mining works, and considers that this situation risks destroying, if it continues, all the progress achieved over five years; Notes with concern the results of the 2010/2011 inventories that demonstrate that the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.9, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) and reaffirming the need to implement the Kinshasa Declaration adopted in 2011, Notes that the security situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has improved since the last session but that it still remains unstable and commends the courage of the staff of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN) and its efforts to protect the World Heritage properties; Urges the State Party to ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the State Party’s efforts to complete the re-gazettal of Simien Mountains National Park in 2014 as well as its sustained efforts to strengthen the management effectiveness of the property and to implement the corrective measures; Considers that if sufficient financial resources are secured to complete the implementation of the corrective measures, it should be possible to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.11, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Commends the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the implementation of the corrective measures and the commitments contained in the action plan annexed to the decision of the Conference of Parties of CITES in Bangkok (COP16); Welcomes the clear political will of the State Party as expressed by the President of the Republic of Madagascar to undertake the necessary measures to halt the illegal traffic of rosewood; Notes with ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Country: Madagascar
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.10, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State Party in the areas of defence and land restoration, demining and reinforcement of the physical presence of forestry agents in the property, and requests the State Party to continue its efforts to implement the corrective measures and strengthen the management structure of the property, by providing the necessary human, material and financial resources for its efficient ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.13, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Welcomes the efforts of the State Party to strengthen surveillance and curb poaching, notably the progress achieved in the rehabilitation of the surveillance tracks and guard posts, as well as the strengthening of surveillance staff; Reiterates its serious concern as regards the state of conservation of the key species in the park, notably the elephant and chimpanzee and requests the State Party to urgently implement an inventory ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Welcomes progress made with the construction of a sample of the proposed paved road around Qannoubin Monastery; and requests that the project plan for the remainder of the road be submitted for review before work progresses; Reiterates its request to abandon the associated project of cableways and model villages in the property; Notes with extreme concern the planning violation near the church of Saint George and the ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Country: Lebanon
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.53, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Takes note with great concern of the information provided by the State Party in its report on the state of conservation of the property; Urges the State Party to undertake all possible measures to stop encroachment and destruction of the archaeological areas as soon as possible; Requests the State Party to submit a detailed map of the current encroachment and destruction at the property, and to accelerate the elaboration of ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Archaeological Site of Cyrene
Country: Libya
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B.Add, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.55, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011), Commends the State Party for the efforts achieved in the management and conservation of the property; Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre more detailed information on the management system established and the positive impact of the commissioning of the bridge linking the two banks of the Oued El Maleh, so that this may be used as an example of good practice in integrated management of an urban ensemble ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Country: Morocco
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.57, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for the efforts aiming at ensuring the long-term management and conservation of the property, and the launching of the project entitled “Rehabilitating and Refurbishing the Old Souq at Bahla: From Study to Reinstatement”, and of the monitoring of the aging characteristics of the different brick types; Regrets that neither the finalized version of the management plan nor a request for a minor boundary ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.56, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in improving the management of the property; Regrets that the management plan has not been sufficiently developed and that key components are still missing; Also regrets that no detailed information has been provided to address the conservation and management issues raised by the 2011 reactive monitoring mission, and reiterates the need to develop appropriate concrete measures as ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
Country: Sudan
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decisions 36 COM 7B.59 and 36 COM 8B.47 adopted at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), Commends the State Party for the adoption of the Protection and Enhancement Plan (PPMV) presented for the property; Encourages the State Party to continue its land management policy in the archaeological area in order to prevent damage to the integrity of the property; Reiterates its invitation to the State Party to provide further information on the criteria used to define the buffer zone submitted for ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Archaeological Site of Carthage
Country: Tunisia
The World Heritage Committee, Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7B, Recalling Decision 37 COM 7B.58, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), Acknowledges the continuing vulnerability of the property as a result of the extreme conditions that have prevailed in Sana’s over the past four years; Nonetheless welcomes the positive progress that has been possible and in particular the adoption of a new law in August 2013 on the protection of historic sites, monuments, cities and their urban and cultural heritage; the Prime Minister’s Decree for the endorsement of the urgent ...
Session: 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (38 COM)
Year: 2014
Sites: Old City of Sana'a
Country: Yemen