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Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal) The Bureau at its last session held in Paris in July 1992, requested IUCN to provide an up-to-date report on the measures taken by the Senegalese authorities to mitigate the impacts of a road being constructed through this Park. The Committee noted that IUCN's Office for Western Africa, in co-operation with the Senegal National Park Service and the University of Dakar has undertaken a field mission to examine the mitigative measures taken and that the findings of the mission will be reported to the Bureau when it convenes for its seventeenth ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Niokolo-Koba National Park
Country: Senegal
Everglades National Park (United States of America) The Delegate for the United States of America informed the Committee members of the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew to this site. The hurricane which affected extensive areas in south Florida on 24 August 1992, damaged virtually all large hammock trees and destroyed 20-25% of the royal palms, 25-40% of the pines, 90% of trees where the red-cockaded woodpeckers nested and 70,000 acres of mangrove forests. Despite the extent of the damage caused, the Committee noted with satisfaction that a post-hurricane survey of the area undertaken ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
Olympic National Park (United States of America) At its last session the Committee was informed by the Delegate of the United States of America of an oil spill off the coast of this World Heritage site. As requested by the Committee at its last session, the US Delegate submitted to the Committee a description of the plan and organization of the emergency response mechanism used to mitigate the negative impacts of the oil spill and a proposed study to make an inventory and monitor affected coastal areas. The Committee was informed that the long-term impacts of the oil spill were unknown. ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Olympic National Park
Country: United States of America
Durmitor National Park (Montenegro) The Committee noted that the authorities responsible for the management of this site had submitted to the Secretariat several reports on the potential impacts of the proposed construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Tara River and the pollution of that river by a large asphalt plant situated upstream along the river. The Committee was informed that the Montenegro authorities maintained that the two problems mentioned above had minimal impacts on the conservation of Durmitor and that necessary measures to mitigate those impacts were being taken. In ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Durmitor National Park
Country: Montenegro
Garamba National Park (Zaire) The Committee recalled that at its last session, it deferred taking a decision to remove this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to the uncertainties associated with prevailing civil unrest in Zaire at that time. The Committee was happy to note that the rhinoceros population in the Park has now increased to 32 individuals and that the state of conservation of the site continues to be stable. Hence, the Committee recommended, in accordance with the request made by the State Party by letter of 26 February 1991, to remove this site from the ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Garamba National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe) The Committee noted that a proposal to construct a dam across the Batoka Gorge could flood some parts of this transfrontier World Heritage site, and that the Bureau had requested the Centre to contact the States Parties concerned and obtain more information on the proposed dam construction project. The Director of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management of Zimbabwe has informed the World Heritage Centre that the dam to be built at the Batoka Gorge will flood up to the third gorge which is about 10 km inside the World ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
Mt. Athos (Greece) The Committee noted that the deforestation in this mixed site could have adverse impacts on the landscape in the area. In response to a request for information from the Centre, the Greek authorities indicated that 25,732 acres of forest in the area were damaged due to a fire in 1990 and this calamity might have been responsible for reports concerning the removal of vegetation. The Greek authorities have, however, pointed out that the natural regeneration of the forest is progressing satisfactorily. The Committee noted that Mt. Athos is an autonomous region within ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Mount Athos
Country: Greece
VIII.1 The World Heritage Centre introduced document WHC­92/CONF.002/5 and stressed the fact that ensuring the maintenance of the values for which sites were given World Heritage status and taking measures to remove or minimize threats to those values is a major part of the work of the Committee, the non-governmental advisory bodies and the Centre. The Committee noted that the monitoring of the state of conservation of World Heritage sites will receive greater emphasis than the identification and designation of sites in the future work of the Convention. The Committee took note of the ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
VIII.12 The Committee decided to register the report and the map provided by the Canadian authorities as a description of the revised boundaries of the Dinosaur Provincial Park (Canada). The Committee expressed satisfaction on the progress in the implementation of the rehabilitation project in the Simien National Park (Ethiopia) for which the Committee approved US$50,000 at its last session. In the case of Iguazu National Park (Argentina), Iguazu National Park (Brazil) and Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada), the Committee requested the Centre to submit progress on their state of ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Dinosaur Provincial Park Iguaçu National Park Iguazu National Park Simien National Park Wood Buffalo National Park
Country: Argentina Brazil Canada Ethiopia
Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia) The Committee took note of the report on the state of conservation of Dubrovnik, which was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, in Carthage in 1991, and was also informed of the request received by the World Heritage Centre for the creation of a buffer zone. This request will be submitted to ICOMOS for review.
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Old City of Dubrovnik
Country: Croatia
IX.1 The Committee congratulated the World Heritage Centre for the activities carried out in 1992 and presented in document WHC-92/002/6, particularly with regard to the organization at UNESCO Headquarters of the events to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. These events comprised a general exhibition on the Convention and the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, as well as some thirty national exhibits, more than twenty conferences and about fifteen evening programmes. The Committee felt that these events, which could not have been organized ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
X.1 The Delegate from China informed the Committee that due to inadequacy of information provided in the nomination dossiers, his Government was withdrawing the nominations of Lunan Scenic Area of the Stone Forest and the Huangguoshu Waterfalls Scenic and Historic Area.
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Country: China
Butrinti                  570Rev      Albania            C(iii)  
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
Kasbah of Algiers 565 Algeria C(ii)(v) The Committee took note of the report presented by Mr. Beschaouch on the Kasbah and noted with satisfaction that, as requested by the Committee at its fifteenth session, a general safeguard plan for the Kasbah had been drawn up and approved. Following the decision for inscription, the Committee recommended that a special monitoring survey be carried out in liaison with the Algerian authorities for the safeguard of the Kasbah. Furthermore, the French Delegation requested that the text of the ICOMOS evaluation be modified, in accordance with the ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Kasbah of Algiers
Country: Algeria
Fraser Island 630 Australia N(ii) (iii) The Committee inscribed the Fraser Island component of the nomination excluding the Cooloola National Park, on the World Heritage List. The Committee encouraged the efforts of the Australian and Queensland authorities to plan and manage Fraser Island in the wider context of a 'Regional Park' and extend statutory protection to all of Fraser Island. The Committee requested the Australian authorities to consider the addition of the aboriginal name of Fraser Island and to report to the June 1993 meeting of the Bureau on progress with this ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Fraser Island
Country: Australia
Belovezhskaya Pushcha State National Park 627 Belarus N(iii) The Committee inscribed the core zone of this property on the World Heritage List, noting that this site is an extension of the Bialowieza National Park of Poland. The Committee inscribed the transfrontier property as a single entry on the World Heritage List as Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest of Belarus/Poland. The Committee commended the authorities of the two States Parties for recognizing the ecological unity of the transborder site and agreeing to inscribe the whole area as a single entry on the World Heritage ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Białowieża Forest
Country: Belarus
Angkor 667  Cambodia C(i) (ii) (iii) (iv) I. The Committee took note of the report presented by Mr. A. Beschaouch. Given the unique situation in Cambodia, which, in accordance with the Paris Accords, has been placed under the temporary administration of the United Nations since July 1991, the committee has decided to waive some conditions required under the Operational Guidelines and, on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), has inscribed the Angkor site, together with its monuments and its archeological zones as described in the "Perimetre de Protection" accompanying ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 640 China, People's Republic of N(iii) The Committee inscribed the core zone (first class, second class and third class conservation sections) of this site on the World Heritage List and encouraged the efforts of the Chinese authorities to manage the buffer zone for conservation objectives and maximise the natural characteristics of the site. The Committee noted that pressure due to tourism is likely to increase and urged the management to be vigilant and protect the integrity of the site. The Committee recommended that the Chinese ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Country: China
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area 637 China, People's  Republic of N(iii) The Committee inscribed this site of 72,000 ha on the World Heritage List. The Committee expressed concern over the question of growing human impact in the reserve and strongly encouraged the Chinese authorities to take appropriate measures to safeguard this site. The Committee recommended the State Party to prepare a species conservation status report in order to study the possibility that the site may also qualify for inscription under natural heritage criterion ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Country: China
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area  638 China, People's Republic of N(iii) The Committee inscribed the central and second class conservation zones of Huanglong on the World Heritage List, excluding Mouni Gully sub-division in the west, since its condition and natural values need to be further investigated. The Committee recommended that the Chinese authorities prepare a species conservation status report in order to investigate the possibility that the site may also qualify for inscription under natural heritage criterion (iv). The Committee recognized that the ...
Session: 16th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 002)
Year: 1992
Sites: Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Country: China
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