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Decision 34 COM 7B.4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) (N 39)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.9, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Expresses its utmost concern about increasing pressures on the Ngorongoro ecosystem, particularly from tourism and growing human use, and the limited progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2007 and 2008 reactive monitoring missions;

4. Considers that if current degradation patterns are not stopped, the Outstanding Universal Value of the property could be jeopardized and inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger may be considered;

5. Strongly urges the State Party to implement all recommendations of the 2007 and 2008 monitoring missions to address these threats;

6. Reiterates the importance to change the current governance framework so as to facilitate more meaningful stakeholder involvement in land-use planning and the development of more transparent and effective benefit-sharing mechanisms and a realistic overall tourism strategy;

7. Requests the State Party to invite the joint UNESCO/IUCN reactive monitoring mission which will be visiting Seregenti National Park, and update the mission on the implementation of the 2007 and 2008 mission recommendations;

8. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the 2007 and 2008 monitoring mission recommendations, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Decision Code
34 COM 7B.4
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2010 Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Report of the Decisions Adopted By the world heritage committee At its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010)
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