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Decision 30 COM 7B.14
State of Conservation (Lorentz National Park)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-06/30.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 7B.12, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Notes that there are ongoing significant threats to the values and integrity of the World Heritage property that requires a concerted effort and adequate resources to address;

4. Notes with concern that the Strategic Plan has yet to be formally approved and implemented;

5. Urges the State Party to take urgent action for the establishment, staffing and funding of the park management authority, Balai Taman Nasional Lorentz;

6. Requests the State Party to formally approve and implement the Strategic Plan and to provide a detailed report as soon as possible, but not later than 31 October 2006, on the human and financial resources required to implement the Strategic Plan and the actual resources currently available from the State Party and other sources;

7. Encourages the international donor community to place a high priority on funding the implementation of the Strategic Plan, once it has been formally approved by the State Party;

8. Urges the State Party to provide a substantive response to the World Heritage Committee's request (28 COM 15B.10 paragraph 3) to commission an independent environmental audit of the proposed Habema Road;

9. Also requests the State Party to provide the World Heritage Centre with a detailed report by 1 February 2007 on the state of conservation of the property in relation to the different issues noted above, including the threats to the World Heritage property posed by the mining activities, in particular those associated to the discharge of water from the mine tailings into the estuary of the Ajkwa River, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in 2007.

Decision Code
30 COM 7B.14
Focal Point
States Parties 1
Properties 1
State of conservation reports
2006 Lorentz National Park
Decisions Adopted at the 30th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Vilnius, 2006) / Without Annexes
Context of Decision