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Decision 35 COM 7A.16
Los Katios National Park (Colombia) (N 711)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7A.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 34 COM 7A.14, adopted at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010),
  3. Welcomes the State Party's efforts in implementing the preliminary corrective measures, and urges the international community to provide further support for the implementation of these measures;
  4. Regrets that, despite the State Party's efforts, the joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission was postponed once more due to security concerns, and requests the State Party to invite a joint mission to Bogotá in lieu of a mission to the property if these concerns cannot be addressed, in order to:
    a)  Develop agreed corrective measures, and assist the State Party to develop the Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger,
    b)  Contribute to a meeting between agencies and other stakeholders in the property in the evaluation of progress with the Emergency Action Plan;
  5. Also welcomes the State Party's report that the electric power line from Colombia to Panama was not approved, and also requests the State Party to provide a copy of the detailed proposal for the development of hydro-biological resources in the Tumarado swamp, as well as any Environmental Impact Assessments or studies of the Pan-American Highway proposal, including an assessment of its potential impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of Los Katíos National Park and Darien National Park in Panama;
  6. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including on the progress achieved in the implementation of the interim corrective measures, as well as the other issues mentioned above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012;
  7. Decides to retain the Los Katios National Park (Colombia) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Decision Code
35 COM 7A.16
Conservation, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2011 Los Katíos National Park
Decisions Adopted by the Word Heritage Committee at its 35th Session (UNESCO, 2011)
Context of Decision