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Decision 45 COM 8B.54
Minor boundary modifications - Comoé National Park, Côte d’Ivoire

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC/23/45.COM/8B and WHC/23/45.COM/INF.8B2,
  2. Recalling Decisions 7 COM VIII[.29], 34 COM 8E, 43 COM 7B.32 and 44 COM 7B.200 adopted at its 7th (Florence, 1983), 34th (Brasília, 2010), 43rd (Baku, 2019) and extended 44th (Fuzhou/online, 2021) sessions respectively,
  3. Approves the minor modification to the boundary of Comoé National Park, Côte d’Ivoire;
  4. Welcomes the successful conservation action undertaken by the State Party to date and encourages the State Party to continue implementing effective protection measures based on the modified boundaries of Comoé National Park;
  5. Also encourages the State Party to proceed progressively, and through a participatory process, to a physical demarcation of the boundaries of the property;
  6. Considers that the property should not be subject to any further net reductions in area, and invites the State Party to consider a future extension of the property, in consultation with local communities, to fully include Mount Gorowi and Mount Kongoli into the property as recommended by the World Heritage Committee in its Decision 7 COM VIII[.29];
  7. Requests the State Party to confirm that the modified boundaries of the property comprise 1,148,756 ha and to clarify the reasons for inconsistent area figures being reported.
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