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The Bureau noted that the Ministry of Environment of Brazil had taken all possible measures to close the Colon Road. In particular: (a) a technical report prepared by the Brazilian Environment Agency (IBAMA) on the environmental impacts caused by the illegal opening of the Colon Road and its continuing use has been submitted to the Courts; and (b) the Federal Court of Parana has ratified the Brazilian Government’s decision to close the road and to impose prison sentences on those who continue to refuse to comply with the Government’s decision. The Supreme Court of Brazil has ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
The Bureau noted that a workshop held from 25 to 27 September 1999 at this site had brought together twenty-eight participants from Government institutions, staff of the Reserve and NGOs. The workshop focused on linking the applications of the World Heritage Convention, Ramsar Convention, Biosphere Reserve concept and other Europe-wide initiatives, such as those of BirdLife Network, Natura 2000 and the European Habitat Directive, to the conservation of Srebarna Nature Reserve. The workshop also explored possibilities to involve the local population in the conservation of the site and to ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
The Bureau expressed its concern that the President of the State Party had not yet responded to letters from the Director-General and the Chairperson, transmitting the recommendations of the twenty-second (Kyoto, Japan, 1998) and the twenty-third (Marrakesh, Morocco, 1999) sessions of the Committee. The letters invited the President’s urgent intervention for the preparation of a detailed state of conservation report and a rehabilitation plan for the conservation of the site. The Bureau noted the information reported by IUCN that poachers entering CAR from other countries in the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
The Bureau was informed that, as requested by the Committee at its last session in Morocco (November – December 1999), the Director-General of UNESCO had written to the Heads of States of the DRC and of the neighbouring states implicated in the war in Eastern DRC, namely Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda, drawing their attention to the need to respect the international law protecting the five World Heritage sites in the DRC and soliciting their support to create an environment enabling resident site staff to effectively protect the sites. The Minister for the Environment of the Government of ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
At its last session in Morocco (November – December 1999) the Committee expressed its agreement with the State Party's proposal that the effects of the inclusion of Sangay in the List of World Heritage in Danger should be evaluated. In accordance with that recommendation, the Centre and IUCN intend to invite a paper from the Ecuadorean authorities for presentation at a workshop on the ²Role of the List of World Heritage in Danger in promoting international co-operation for the conservation of World Heritage sites². This workshop is planned to be convened at the time of ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
The Bureau was informed of a meeting between the Permanent Delegate of Ethiopia to UNESCO and the Director and concerned staff of the Centre, convened on 16 February 2000, when the Director recalled the decisions of the Bureau and the Committee since the site's inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996. In particular, the Director of the Centre referred to the recommendation of the twenty-third session of the Committee (Morocco, 1999) that the Chairperson undertake a mission to Ethiopia to meet with relevant national and regional authorities and to re-establish a basis ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
The Bureau was informed of a meeting between a representative of CEGEN (Centre for Environmental Management of Mount Nimba) and Centre staff during the Representative's visit to the Centre from 17 to 21 April 2000. The Bureau noted with satisfaction several initiatives currently underway to revive international co-operation for the protection of Mt. Nimba. The feasibility study phase of a GEF project has already commenced and is expected to be followed by a medium-sized (US$ 300,000  or more) GEF grant. There are negotiations between GEF and other potential donors for mobilising ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
The Bureau was informed that the Centre staff, at a meeting held in early 2000, pointed out to the Permanent Delegate of Honduras to UNESCO the recommendation of the Committee that her Government consider inviting a UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site. Following that meeting and several formal and informal communications, the State Party, via a letter dated 21 June 2000 invited a Centre/IUCN mission and the Bureau was satisfied to learn that the mission is likely to be fielded in late September 2000. The Bureau was informed that a project of the German Technical Co-operation Agency, GTZ, is ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
The Bureau learned that the Deputy Inspector General of Forests (Wildlife) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi, India, via his letter dated 10 April 2000, had informed the Centre that the second phase of the rehabilitation plan for Manas for which the twenty-first session of the Committee (Naples, 1997) approved a sum of US$ 90,000, is currently being implemented. The Bureau recalled that the delay in utilising these funds for rehabilitation activities was caused by the unusually heavy rains experienced in 1998.  Also, the need to revise the rehabilitation plan to ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
The Bureau was informed that, as part of the implementation of the rehabilitation plan, adopted by the Bureau at its session in July 1999, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife of Niger had organized a training workshop on the protection of natural heritage for Reserve staff from Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Departments, and others from the National Museums, University of Niamey,  border police, army, security services, tour operators,  and others concerned with the control of trade in wildlife products and artefacts. The Workshop was convened from 20 - 23 March 2000 in ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
The Bureau was informed that a four-person team representing IUCN, the Ramsar Convention and other international and regional organisations, visited the site from 28 February to 4 March 2000. The team reviewed the monitoring programmes currently in place and considered additional parameters and indicators that need to be included in an expanded programme to monitor the effectiveness of the rehabilitation measures currently being implemented by the State Party. The report of the mission team has been submitted to the State Party for comments. The mission concluded that Ichkeul National ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
The Bureau learned that the Centre had been informed by the IUCN Regional Councillor for Africa that high risks linked to security conditions in and around this site continue to prevent the implementation of meaningful conservation actions. The high Mountain altitudes are occupied by the rebel group, Allied Defence Forces (ADF) and the lower elevations of the Mountain are under the control of the Ugandan Government Forces (UPDF).  The UPDF is believed to be combing the habitats in the lower elevations to clear them of explosives planted by the ADF.  The report further mentioned ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
The Bureau noted the findings of the IUCN review of the report submitted by the State Party, at the time of the last session of the Committee (Marrakesh, 1999) outlining the following: (a) the current status of the key threats to the site; (b) the mitigation measures being taken; and (c) requirements for the removal of threats. The report on Everglades addresses a number of threats, and in particular those posed by: (i) exotic species; and (ii) hydrological impacts, including the experimental water delivery project and its impact on endangered species. The Bureau commended the approach ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Everglades National Park
Country: United States of America
The Bureau noted the findings of the IUCN-review of the report submitted by the State Party at the time of the last session of the Committee (Marrakesh, 1999) and outlining the following: (a) the current status of the key threats to the site; (b) the mitigation measures being taken; and (c) requirements for the removal of threats. The report of Yellowstone addresses the following threats: (i) mining activities outside the Park; (ii) brucellosis infection of the bison population; (iii) lake trout invasion; (d) impacts on water quality; (iv) road construction; and (v) regulation of visitor ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that it had received on 29 May 2000 a communication from the Minister of Culture of Albania confirming that the area along the coast about which the World Heritage Committee expressed concern at its twenty-third session, would not be developed and would be included in the protected area that was subject of the request for extension of the site. A map was submitted to this effect. The Bureau congratulated the Government of Albania for the positive response to the Committee’s recommendation that a part of the area along the coast be included in the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
After the presentation on the state of conservation of the site, the Delegate of Hungary requested that the Activity Reports and additional information relating to the infrastructural work undertaken in the vicinity of Angkor, such as the National Road 6 implemented by The World Bank, the hotel complex and the extension of the airport of Siem Reap be made available.  The Delegate of Greece supported this request and expressed her concern regarding the continuing illicit traffic of Khmers cultural heritage. The Director of the World Heritage Centre informed the Bureau that the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
Following the decision of the Committee to inscribe the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger at its twenty-third session, a UNESCO-ICOMOS Joint Reactive Monitoring Mission was undertaken in February 2000. The objectives of the mission were to hold discussions with the national and regional authorities concerned to remove the threats facing the site as identified by the Committee, and to provide technical assistance for the development of a comprehensive management plan. In spite of the information provided during the World Heritage Committee session that the construction of the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
Following the presentation of the state of conservation of the site and reports on the regular missions of specialists from CRATerre and the World Heritage Centre, a discussion took place concerning the techniques used for the restoration of the Fort.  The Delegates of Greece and Finland questioned whether it was a reconstruction of the site rather than a restoration.  After discussions that mainly related to the restoration of the earthen buildings, it was suggested that an international seminar, with the participation of ICCROM and ICOMOS, be convened in Oman on earth ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
As requested by the World Heritage Committee at its twenty-third session, ICOMOS and ICCROM provided their views on the recently adopted Master Plan for this site. ICOMOS commended the Government of Peru for the preparation and adoption of the Master Plan. It noted that the plan consists of nine volumes, is comprehensive and that its preparation was based upon the appropriate methodology. It suggested that to facilitate the use by on-site staff and to ensure its implementation: (1) a single volume summary of the plan be prepared that would actually constitute the Management Plan for the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
World Natural Heritage Properties of Australia The Bureau noted that progress reports on the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland would be reviewed by the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau.
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Great Barrier Reef Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
The Bureau reviewed the overall report entitled "Shark Bay World Heritage Area (Australia): Condition, Management and Threats", that provides a comprehensive assessment of issues at Shark Bay and noted that the Australian Government prepared a response dated 21 June 2000 which was transmitted to the Centre on 26 June 2000. IUCN noted that the ACIUCN process for monitoring has continued and has produced the report on Shark Bay. It was hoped that subsequent reports could be submitted for the Wet Tropics and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage sites. IUCN pointed out that this has been ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Shark Bay, Western Australia
Country: Australia
IUCN acknowledged the comprehensive report from the State Party, which focused on fisheries impact, particularly in relation to Patagonian tooth fish and mackerel icefish. IUCN furthermore commended the recommendation to establish a marine protected area and urged action on this to complement the values of the existing World Heritage site. The Bureau commended the State Party for preparing and submitting a thorough report that provided a sound technical basis for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) and to enhance conservation of the Heard and McDonald Islands World ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Heard and McDonald Islands
Country: Australia
Concerning the reports received, IUCN noted that the IUCN Task Force on Management Effectiveness has outlined a programme to improve the monitoring of World Heritage sites and a proposal has been submitted for support of the UN Foundation. IUCN pointed out that this methodology is already being applied by the relevant Australian authorities in Fraser Island, and the State Party is to be commended for this approach. IUCN also proposed that the ACIUCN process be extended to include Fraser Island taking full account of the work undertaken on management effectiveness. The Bureau invited the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fraser Island
Country: Australia
IUCN informed the Bureau that it had received information on private sector proposals for a 22km cableway which would, if implemented, cross part of the World Heritage area and have potential negative impacts. IUCN pointed out that similarities exist with the cable car proposal at Morne Trois Pitons National Park in Dominica, which was resolved satisfactorily through working in collaboration with the State Party. The Delegate of Australia informed the Bureau that no decision concerning such a development had been taken. An Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared for public ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Country: Australia
The Bureau noted the concerns expressed that a report on the implementation of the Sangmelima (1998) Workshop recommendations is yet to be received from the State Party. The IUCN Regional Office for Central Africa has been involved in assisting the efforts of the State Party to conserve this site since 1995, with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands. IUCN has informed the Centre that this support was concluded in December 1999. Since then there have been no new projects to support site management and additional resources from international donors and partners are ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Dja Faunal Reserve
Country: Cameroon
The Centre informed the Bureau that the Workshop on the transfrontier Darien Ecosystem took place in Bogota on 25 and 26 May 2000 and that a representative from IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) participated. However, no field mission to the site was possible as no security clearance could be obtained from UNDP due to the continuing conflicts in the region.  IUCN noted the continuing challenges in managing this area, but applauded the efforts of the Fundacion Natura and the State Party to attempt to implement co-management arrangements. IUCN pointed out that the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
The Centre highlighted a number of projects currently under way on the protection of the Galapagos Islands, including the UN Foundation project (US$ 3,9 million), a UNDP/GEF project valued at US$ 8 million and a loan project, to be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for about US$ 20 million to address issues pertaining to marine resource protection, environmental management in the Islands, institutional strengthening and capacity building IUCN noted the positive progress made, but highlighted a number of issues including (a) the need to develop regulations to the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Galápagos Islands
Country: Ecuador
The Centre informed the Bureau that the UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site, recommended by the twenty-third session of the Bureau, had been postponed and could now proceed in September 2000. IUCN pointed out that it is looking forward to participating in the mission, which will focus on practical means to address destructive fishing practices for local communities and viable development such as ecotourism. IUCN also noted that the UN Foundation has approved a project with the aim of improving the global coverage of marine World Heritage sites. The Bureau urged the Centre and the State ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Komodo National Park
Country: Indonesia
The Bureau noted that IUCN has received a report on 'Aerial Survey of the Destruction of Mt. Kenya, Imenti and Ngare Ndare Forest Reserves, February-June 1999' prepared by the Kenya Wildlife Service and dated August 1999. The results of the survey, which have been substantiated by other sources, have established that the whole of Mt. Kenya and the Imenti Forests are heavily impacted by illegal activities leading to serious destruction below the bamboo/bamboo-podocarpus belt. Results from this survey have noted severe impacts associated with: illegal, unsustainable logging of indigenous ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Country: Kenya
The Centre informed the Bureau that following the announcement by the President of Mexico on 2 March 2000 to halt the proposed salt-works at the World Heritage site of El Vizcaino, letters have been written by the Director-General of UNESCO, the World Heritage Centre and the Chairperson welcoming the President’s decision. The President, in his reply, commented that the decision was made to protect the integrity of the site and that solutions have to be reviewed for the sustainable development of the region. The Centre informed the Bureau that El Vizcaino is included in a UN ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Country: Mexico
The Centre informed the Bureau that it had not received the detailed report on the management of the introduced mountain “thar” the State Party was requested to submit before 15 April 2000.  The Delegate of Australia commented that according to his information the document was submitted to the Centre. The Bureau requested the Centre to contact the State Party to obtain the detailed report on the management of the introduced mountain thar by 15 September 2000.
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
The Bureau was informed that in May 2000, IUCN undertook a mission to the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, with the participation of the Centre. Issues covered in the mission report include: the status of the Arabian Oryx population where the report noted that poaching was severe from 1996 to 1999, but has been stopped over the past sixteen months, particularly with the input from ‘The Sultan’s Special Forces’; and that, as regards the adequacy of the management plan, sharper boundaries are being developed, and questions of oil and gas exploration, off road vehicles and ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Country: Oman
The Centre informed the Bureau that a mission to the site took place from 8 to 12 May 2000 and that the mission report is currently being finalized by IUCN. IUCN commented that it had carried out the mission and that an initial draft report had been submitted to the Centre. IUCN highlighted the following preliminary points: (a) the site is assessed as not being in danger; (b) there is a positive co-operation with the mining industry and the site will be one of the case studies at the forthcoming World Heritage and Mining Workshop; and (c) there are a range of other site specific issues ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Huascarán National Park
Country: Peru
The Bureau invited the State Party to inform the Centre on the proposed road construction project, including any environmental impact studies that may be underway, before 15 September 2000.
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
The Centre informed the Bureau that no information had been received from the State Party despite a number of letters written concerning the site. The Director of the UNESCO Office in Moscow attended the last session of the Baikal Commission and had noted that progress is very slow. IUCN fully supported the Baikal Law but highlighted concerns about the adequacy of its implementation, particularly in relation to discharge of waste into the Lake from the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill. IUCN considered that there is a need to look for innovative mechanisms for dealing with this matter which ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Lake Baikal
Country: Russian Federation
The Bureau recalled that Djoudj Sanctuary was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1984 due to problems caused by the construction of downstream dams that interfered with the water regime of this wetland. Several interventions had been made to maintain the water balance in the wetland, some supported by financial contributions from the World Heritage Fund. Due to improvements in the state of conservation of the site, it was removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1988. The Bureau noted that the UNESCO Office in Dakar, Senegal, had informed the Centre of the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
IUCN noted some improvements to the situation at the site, but had concerns about: (a) measures to ensure that toxic wastes, to be dumped into the old mine pit will not percolate into the surrounding aquifer; (b) the need for co-ordinating measures between various stakeholders including state and regional authorities. Such co-ordination is essential to address broader regional land issues and their impact on the site. The Bureau noted the continuing efforts of the State Party to clean up the area, which indicate a gradual recovery of the Guadiamar River Basin. The Bureau urged the State ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Doñana National Park
Country: Spain
IUCN noted that it had received reports indicating that the Reserve boundaries have been extended to 12 nautical miles of territorial waters thus now matching the area of the World Heritage site. IUCN commented that the threat to the site posed by the invasive species Sagina, is being addressed through an eradication programme. The Observer of the United Kingdom informed the Bureau that, to the best of his knowledge, the boundaries have not been officially confirmed as a formal legal process must be followed for this purpose.  Concerning the invasive species, the eradication ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Bureau was read a letter of appreciation received from the Director General of Tanzania National Parks dated 20 June 2000 in which the State Party informed the Centre that the Tanzania National Parks received safely the two vehicles provided by the twenty-third session of the Bureau (July, 1999) for Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Parks.  The letter said that the vehicles are being used for  the management of the Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Parks to improve the fire monitoring patrols, and resources such as the veterinary services, studies in quantity and quality ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ngorongoro Conservation Area Serengeti National Park
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
The Centre informed the Bureau that the donor roundtable for developing projects to strengthen the capacity of the Ha Long Bay Management Department will take place on 19 and 20 July 2000 and that a feasibility study for a project to develop the Ha Long Bay Ecomuseum for US$ 130.000 is being carried out by UNDP Hanoi. IUCN informed the Bureau that it had carried out a detailed state of conservation report for this site following a field mission. A number of improvements in the management were noted. However, significant challenges remain which include over-fishing and solid and organic ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
The Bureau was informed that the Secretariat undertook a mission to Victoria Falls on 1 June 2000 and held discussions concerning recommendations of the last session of the Committee with both the Zambian and the Zimbabwean authorities on both sides of the site. The mission was informed that national and bilateral meetings would be held in August 2000. The Delegate of Zimbabwe, speaking on behalf of both States Parties, confirmed to the Bureau the organization of the meeting in August 2000 to finalize a number of issues concerning the management of the site. The Bureau reiterated its ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Country: Zambia Zimbabwe
World Heritage affected by a spill from Romania  The Centre informed the Bureau that there have been four spills of cyanide and heavy metals from three mine sites in Romania since 30 January 2000. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) sent an expert assessment mission to evaluate the cyanide spill at Baia Mare (Romania) and the final report has been made available on the UNEP web site at http://www.natural-resources.org/environment/BaiaMare/mission.htm. The Representative of UNEP informed the Bureau of the results of a mission undertaken by UNEP to the site. The statement ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Country: Romania
The Centre informed the Bureau that, although at present it is difficult to estimate the exact damage, there is evidence of damage to the site as a result of the cyanide and heavy metals spills in Romania. Emergency assistance for the site is under implementation. ICOMOS highlighted that there is currently no impact on the cultural values, however they may occur in the long-term, and that ICOMOS supported the emergency request. IUCN also supported assistance for this cultural landscape and shared concerns about the environmental impacts of the cyanide spill. IUCN pointed out that clear ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
Country: Hungary
The Bureau took note of the following documents which were requested by the third extraordinary session of the Committee in July 1999: WHC-2000/CONF.202/INF.6 entitled «Australia’s Commitments: Protecting Kakadu National Park» and WHC-2000/CONF.202/INF.7, a report from the Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) of ICSU concerning remaining scientific issues relating to the mining of uranium at Jabiluka. In addition, the Bureau noted the correspondence that the Centre had received, from the Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), expressing concerns over an accumulation of ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
The Bureau noted that as in the case of Shark Bay, ACIUCN has established a collaborative process to prepare a report on the state of conservation of this site. It noted the view expressed by IUCN that the process will be complete and a report submitted in 2001 subject to ACIUCN receiving adequate resources. The Bureau noted that the issues addressed will include the management of areas of the Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) which are outside of the World Heritage site but which have been previously identified as having World Heritage value, proposals to develop helicopter landing sites ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Tasmanian Wilderness
Country: Australia
The Bureau was informed that in accordance with the request of the twenty-third session of the Committee, the Ministry of Construction of China submitted a report on the state of conservation of this site.  The report dealt particularly with the project to construct a monorail that had been completed. The Bureau noted that the project had been approved by the Ministry of Construction in China in September 1997, taking into consideration environmental protection and the scale of construction of a non-polluting source of transportation for tourists with an aerial view of the scenic ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
Country: China
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that, upon the request of the Committee at its twenty-third session, the Peruvian authorities submitted a response to the recommendations of the UNESCO-IUCN-ICOMOS mission to Machu Picchu in October 1999. The Secretariat also informed the Bureau that it had received from the Peruvian Permanent Delegation a request for collaboration in the further undertaking of geological studies on the potential of landslides on the slopes of the mountain on which the Ciudadela is located. These studies would be undertaken in the framework of the UNESCO – Kyoto ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Country: Peru
The Bureau noted the advice of ICOMOS that the proposed construction of a sports stadium at some three kilometres from the World Heritage city of Salzburg would not have an adverse impact on the World Heritage site and that there would be no direct line of sight between the two. The Observer of Austria confirmed the view of ICOMOS. The Bureau, however, requested the Austrian authorities to submit this view in writing by 15 September 2000 so that at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session the Bureau could be informed accordingly.
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Country: Austria
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that information from various sources was received concerning the on-going demolition of the traditional buildings in the Shöl area (administrative district of the Potala Palace) which forms part of the World Heritage protected area inscribed in 1994. The beautification of the more prominent buildings, as with many other historic areas in Asia, for conversion into souvenir shops and tourism facilities, was leading to the decrease of residential use and undermining the authenticity of the site. The Bureau noted the efforts being made by the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
In addition to the information available in the document WHC-2000/CONF.202/5, the Secretariat informed the Bureau that the rehabilitation work of the public areas (roads, pavements, etc.), financed by the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development (FADES) was making good progress in Cairo Fatimide around the Beit Suhaimi as well as in Historic Cairo (or Copt) around the Roman Citadel, with the involvement of the Ministry of Tourism.  With regard to the restoration of Beit Sinnari, halted for a short time due to lack of materials, work has now recommenced at a good rhythm.  ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
The French authorities had informed the Secretariat that the planning for the parvis of the Cathedral had encountered some delay because of the change of the Mayor of the town, but that the matter was now progressing in consultation with the appropriate institutions and authorities.  The ICOMOS expert would be invited to participate in this process. The Bureau recommended the French authorities to proceed with the preparation of the plan for the parvis with the participation of the ICOMOS expert and to keep the Committee informed on its progress and the results ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
Country: France
The Bureau noted that it had not received the State Party’s report that was requested by the Bureau at its twenty-third extraordinary session. The Observer of Germany expressed his regret for the delay. The Bureau reiterated the request for a report on the integration of the Roman water pipes and town ramparts in the plan for the buildings close to the Roman Amphitheatre. It requested the German authorities to submit this plan by 15 September 2000 for examination by ICOMOS and by the Bureau at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session. 
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
Country: Germany
The Bureau noted the request from the German authorities that the deadline for the submission of a state of conservation report be extended and requested the authorities to submit such report by 15 September 2000 for examination by ICOMOS and by the Committee at its twenty-fourth session.
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Country: Germany
The Bureau was informed that since the preparation of the Working Document, the World Heritage Centre had still not received information concerning the structural study being implemented with financial assistance from the World Heritage Fund Emergency Assistance, made available in 1998 to the Archaeological Survey of India. The Centre reported that the Activity Financing Contract for this emergency structural survey has become null and non-disbursed money has been liquidated following UNESCO Administrative Regulations. In February 2000, a reactive monitoring mission was undertaken by an ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Sun Temple, Konârak
Country: India
The Bureau recalled that the 1995 UNESCO Mission recommended that the site be redefined and extended in order to include key characteristics of the Safavid urban planning scheme. The establishment of a site commission had also been recommended by the 1995 Mission for improved co-ordination amongst the concerned departments of the Government for the management and planning of the historic city of Esfahan. The ICCROM/ICOMOS expert who undertook a monitoring mission in December 1999 at the invitation of the Government of Iran, informed the Bureau that the third Five-Year National ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
A monitoring mission was undertaken by an ICCROM/ICOMOS expert in December 1999 at the invitation of the Government of Iran. The Bureau recalled that the site was located in the war zone during the 1980s and suffered from the impact of bombardments. In 1995, a UNESCO mission recommended that a Master Plan of the area be prepared, taking into account the need to enhance site presentation, visitor management, basic infrastructure, and development control in the surrounding settlement areas. The 1995 mission also recommended that legal protection for the site and its buffer zone be ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Tchogha Zanbil
Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The Deputy Director reported on his mission to Jordan at the beginning of May and in particular his visit to Petra where he worked with the representatives of the Antiquities Directorate and the "Petra Regional Planning Council".  He also met with the President of the Petra National Trust that financed the cleaning-up operations and the presentation of the "Siq".  He briefly reported to the Bureau on the situation at the archaeological site and its environmental problems, including the urban expansion in Wadi Musa and the disputes with the inhabitants of the area.  He also ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Petra
Country: Jordan
The Secretariat reported that the conservation and development plan of the Town of Luang Prabang developed under the Luang Prabang-Chinon Decentralized Cooperation Programme was presented to the National Interministerial Commission on Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage in January 2000 and was approved in principle. However the plan has not yet been officially adopted, hence does not have legal enforcement power. The Secretariat also recalled that despite the repeated requests by the Bureau and the Committee for revision and subsequent enactment by the National Assembly of Laos of ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
The demolition and new construction or alterations of historic buildings within Kathmandu Valley have persisted in spite of concerted international and national conservation efforts.  This has resulted in the loss or continuous and gradual deterioration of materials, structure, ornamental features, and architectural coherence making the essential settings of the Monument Zones as well as in their authentic characters.  In view of the above, the Committee, at its twenty-third session, requested a High Level Mission to be undertaken to hold discussions with representatives of HMG ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
Following the request of the Bureau at its twenty-third extraordinary session, the World Heritage Centre organized a UNESCO reactive monitoring mission to Lumbini to examine the state of conservation of the Maya Devi Temple archaeological remains and to undertake further consultations with the Nepalese authorities concerning the proposals under consideration for the rehabilitation of the Maya Devi Temple. The Bureau was informed that the UNESCO mission undertaken in April 2000 recommended the following: (a)     The four draft conceptual designs for the construction ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Country: Nepal
In May 2000, the World Heritage Centre received information from the national authorities that the Department of Archaeology would restore the demolished hydraulic works of Shalamar Gardens, and that the football stadium constructed on Bhir Mound (600 BC – 200 AD) at Taxila would be demolished. The authorities had stated that the south-eastern wall of the stadium had been demolished and that the boundary wall on the remaining sides would also be demolished. The Centre was informed that the “rooms” constructed on the northern side will be utilized for watch and ward staff ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Taxila
Country: Pakistan
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that it had received on 21 June 2000, a brief report from the Polish authorities on the state of affairs for the planning and preservation for the World Heritage site of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. This report included the following information: An International Council for Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps was set up on 29 March 2000 under the chairmanship of an ex-minister for Foreign Affairs and with the participation of both national and international experts and institutions. The Council met for the first time on 7 June 2000 ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Poland
The Secretariat informed the Burea that it had received two reports from the Permanent Delegation of Portugal: (1) report of meeting on the marina project (13-14 January 2000, attended by the ICOMOS-designated expert), and (2) a Periodic Report on the State of Angra and its Sea Front (dated 10 April 2000). The Periodic Report provided information on: The adoption of a plan for the Urban Involvement of the Angra Bay; Models developed for the marina dam, its connection to the city and support services; Status of development of the areas along the Bay, including the eighteenth-century ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
Country: Portugal
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that the Permanent Delegation of Portugal had submitted on 5 May 2000, a report concerning the state of conservation of Sintra which was transmitted to IUCN and ICOMOS for review. ICOMOS expressed reservations about the state of conservation of the site and indicated that a joint ICOMOS-IUCN mission would be required. Both IUCN and the Observer of Portugal endorsed this proposal.  The latter informed the Bureau that Sintra, because of its location, 20 km from Lisbon, was under strong pressure (urban development, tourism). The Bureau, therefore, ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Country: Portugal
The Secretariat informed the Bureau that it had received a Management Plan for the Stonehenge World Heritage site, prepared under the direction of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site Management Planning Group (comprising national and local organizations) and chaired by an English Heritage Commissioner. ICOMOS congratulated the Government of the United Kingdom for this management plan for what is a very complex site. It recommended that careful evaluation and assessment be undertaken in each stage of the process of implementation. The Delegate of Hungary commended the high quality of the ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Bureau was informed of the findings of the UNESCO-Vietnam expert team concerning the impact on the World Heritage values of the site caused by the heavy rainfall and floods of October-December 1999, which was the worst flood recorded since 1886. This technical study co-financed from World Heritage Fund’s emergency assistance, noted the gravity of the erosion, particularly along the left bank of the Perfume River, and the urgent need for riverbank consolidation to mitigate the risks of further damage from future floods. The long-term damage of the monuments and houses from ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Complex of Hué Monuments
Country: Viet Nam
The Bureau took note of the information provided in the working document on the state of conservation of the following properties: NATURAL HERITAGE Comoe National Park (Côte d’Ivoire) Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst (Hungary/Slovakia) The Delegate of Morocco pointed out that the protection of surface water is important in karst systems. Kaziranga National Park (India) Lorentz National Park (Indonesia) Kamchatka Volcanoes (Russian Federation) Sinharaja Forest Reserve (Sri Lanka) Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)  CULTURAL HERITAGE Rock-hewn Churches, Lalibela ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst Chavin (Archaeological Site) City of Cuzco Comoé National Park Kaziranga National Park Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Palpa Lorentz National Park Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela Sinharaja Forest Reserve Vilnius Historic Centre Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Ethiopia Hungary India Indonesia Lithuania Peru Russian Federation Slovakia Sri Lanka Uganda
NATURAL HERITAGE Technical Co-operation   Guinea - Assessment of the State of Conservation of Mt. Nimba Strict Nature Reserve and Institutional Strengthening of the Centre for Environmental Management of Mt. Nimba - US$ 30,000 The Bureau authorized the Chairperson to approve up to an amount of US$ 30,000 for the request described in WHC-2000/CONF.202/12, subject to the Centre and the State Party co-operating to prepare a detailed budget breakdown and to achieve cost-savings for vehicle repairs, fuel costs, and the final report production.   Kenya - Preparation of a ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of Riga Lake Malawi National Park Lake Turkana National Parks Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest Rainforests of the Atsinanana State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
Country: Guinea Kenya Latvia Madagascar Malawi Turkmenistan
Property: The Wooden Churches of Maramures Id. N°: 904 State Party: Romania Criteria: C (iv) The Committee inscribed the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Maramures wooden churches are outstanding examples of vernacular religious wooden architecture resulting from the interchange of Orthodox religious traditions with Gothic influences in a specific vernacular interpretation of timber construction traditions, showing a high level of artistic maturity and craft skills. It was noted that neighbouring States Parties could consider ...
Session: 24th session of the Bureau (CONF 202)
Year: 2000
Sites: Wooden Churches of Maramureş
Country: Romania
II.1 The Committee adopted the Provisional Agenda and Timetable (WHC-99/CONF.204/1 Rev.10) without any modifications.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
III.1 Proposed by the Delegate of Hungary, and endorsed by Canada, Thailand and Benin, Mr Peter King (Australia) was elected as Chairperson by acclamation. The following members of the Committee were elected as Vice-Chairpersons by acclamation: Canada, Ecuador, Finland, Morocco and Thailand. Mr. Dawson Munjeri (Zimbabwe) was elected as Rapporteur. III.2 The Committee warmly thanked the out-going Chairperson, Mr Abdelaziz Touri for the excellent leadership he provided the Committee during the past year which had resulted in closer working relations between the Committee and the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VI.1 The Committee noted the reports of the following four reform groups and sincerely thanked the States Parties who had participated in their work. Task Force on the implementation of the ConventionChair: C. Cameron (Canada)Rapporteur: K. Keeffe (Australia)WHC-2000/CONF.2000/INF. 7 Working Group on the Representativity of the World Heritage ListChair: H.E. Ambassador Mr Olabiyi B.J. Yai (Benin)Rapporteur: H.E. Mr M. Peek (Australia)WHC-2000/CONF.2000/INF. 8 Working Group on Equitable Representation in the World Heritage CommitteeChair: H.E. Ambassador J. Musitelli (France)Rapporteur: ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VII.14 The Committee approved the regional strategies presented in Annexes I, II, III and IV of Working Document WHC-2000/CONF.204/8. The budgetary implications are considered under item 13 of the Agenda (WHC-2000/CONF.204/15, Chapter IV of the budget).  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.44 The Committee recalled that in accordance with its request at its twenty-third session, IUCN and the World Heritage Centre planned and organised, in consultation with the International Council on Metals and the Environment (ICME), a technical meeting which analysed case studies on World Heritage and mining. This meeting was held at the IUCN Headquarters (Gland, Switzerland) from 21 to 23 September 2000 and reviewed practical case studies from the following sites: Lorentz National Park, Indonesia; Huascaran National Park, Peru; Doñana National Park, Spain; Camp Caiman ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.1 The Committee reviewed document WHC-2000/CONF.204/9 describing state of conservation reports of eighteen natural and five cultural properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.2 The Committee was informed that in accordance with the recommendation it made at the last session, the Centre and IUCN had organised a workshop on the "Role of World Heritage Danger Listing in Promoting International Co-operation for the Conservation of World Natural Heritage" on 6 and 7 October 2000 in Amman, Jordan, at the time of IUCN's Second World Conservation Congress. As requested by the participants of that Workshop, the Committee noted the seven priority recommendations included in WHC-2000/CONF.204/9 and suggested that the Centre consider incorporating them as appropriate ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.3 Iguacu National Park (Brazil) The Committee noted that an oil spill that occurred 600 km from the site did not have any major impact on the site. The Committee recognised that the illegal opening and the use of the Colon Road is the most immediate threat to the site and learned that IBAMA has allocated the equivalent of US $560,000 to support action related to the closure of the road and to restore areas affected by road construction. The Committee was informed that the Brazilian participant at the workshop held in Amman, Jordan had informed the Centre and IUCN of other potential ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Iguaçu National Park
Country: Brazil
VIII.4 Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria) The Committee was informed that the Minister of Environment and Water, by a letter dated 11 September 2000, has transmitted a state of conservation report to the Centre. The report reached the Centre only on 17 November 2000 and hence allowed only a preliminary desk-review by IUCN. The report describes changes in physical (e.g. water quality) and biodiversity indicators that show improvements in the state of conservation of the site. It outlines measures taken by the State Party to strengthen social, cultural and political support for the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Srebarna Nature Reserve
Country: Bulgaria
VIII.5 Manovo-Gounda-St.Floris National Park (Central African Republic (CAR)) The Committee was informed that a representative of the State Party had presented a paper on the state of conservation of the site at the Amman Workshop held on 6 and 7 October 2000. He had confirmed that poaching, including by armed groups from neighbouring States, was widespread in the area and that an UNESCO/IUCN mission to the site to plan mitigation and rehabilitation measures would be welcome. The UNESCO National Commission of CAR had contacted the Centre and plans to field a mission were underway. The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Country: Central African Republic
VIII.6 World Heritage sites of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) The Committee noted detailed information on the state of conservation of the five sites in the DRC, i.e. Virunga, Garamba and Kahuzi Biega and Salonga National Parks and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, reported from pages 2 to 5 of the document WHC-2000/CONF.204/9. Furthermore, the Committee noted the following additional information reported by the Centre: (1) In addition to the UNOMC, contacts have been established with members of a UN Panel conducting a Probe on Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in DRC and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Garamba National Park Kahuzi-Biega National Park Okapi Wildlife Reserve Salonga National Park Virunga National Park
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
VIII.7 Sangay National Park (Ecuador) The Committee was informed that the Minister for Environment of Ecuador participated in the Amman Workshop and had noted that the inclusion of the Sangay National Park in the List of World Heritage in Danger had helped the Ministry of Environment in negotiations with the Ministry Public Works and other Government bodies to obtain resources to evaluate environmental impacts of the Guamote Macas Road and plan mitigation measures. The Minister was of the view that despite recent improvements in the state of conservation of the site, Sangay should ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Sangay National Park
Country: Ecuador
VIII.8 Simien National Park (Ethiopia) The Committee was informed that the Director of the Department of Agriculture from the Amhara Region, which is directly responsible for the management of this site, participated in the Amman Workshop. In his presentation, the Director had pointed out several improvements in the state of conservation of the site and expressed his disagreement with the 1996 consultant mission findings that led to the Committee to include Simien in the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Permanent Delegate of Ethiopia, by letter of 16 October 2000 to the Director of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Simien National Park
Country: Ethiopia
VIII.9 Mount Nimba Nature Reserve (Guinea/Côte d'Ivoire) The Committee noted that at a World Heritage and Mining Technical Workshop, held at IUCN Headquarters from 20- 23 September, 2000, the case of Mt. Nimba was discussed and participants noted that key issues at this site include: (a) the need for clear boundary demarcation, taking into consideration the boundaries proposed at the time of inscription and changes proposed subsequently; (b) the need for effective transboundary co-operation between the two States Parties (Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire) as well as Liberia, which ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Country: Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
VIII.10 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (Honduras) The Committee was informed that the Centre/IUCN mission to this site was fielded from 24 to 30 October 2000. A preliminary report of the mission indicated that of the ten major recommendations of the previous (1995) Centre/IUCN mission which led to the inclusion of this site in the List of World Heritage in Danger 1996, five have been implemented. Some notable achievements made since 1995 include: completion of a participatory management plan; increasing on-the-ground management presence; establishment of inter-agency control posts in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Country: Honduras
VIII.11 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) The Deputy Inspector General for Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) in New Delhi, in a letter of 26 September 2000 addressed to the Charge d'Affairs of the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO suggested that the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Centre mission to Manas be undertaken in May 2001. The Deputy Inspector General for Wildlife also presented a paper at the IUCN/Centre Workshop in Amman in which he emphasised the fact that the inclusion of Manas in the List of World Heritage in Danger has influenced State and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Country: India
VIII.12 Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves (Niger) The Committee was informed that the State Party had notified the Centre that it wished to complete implementation of all activities of the rehabilitation programme before requesting the Committee to consider removing this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger. A representative of the State Party who participated and presented a paper at the Amman Workshop confirmed this position of the State Party. The Committee invited the State Party to submit a comprehensive progress report, before 15 April 2001, to the Centre on the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Country: Niger
VIII.13 Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) The Committee was informed that following two winters of adequate rainfall that allowed recovery of the freshwater vegetation, reversal in rainfall patterns has led to a renewed increase in the salinity of Lake waters, resembling levels that prevailed in the area in 1997 and as such, the benefits of the restoration of the Lake achieved during the last two years are in danger of being lost. Such unpredictable, climate-induced reversals are likely to happen in the future. Nevertheless, the Committee stressed the need to fully implement the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ichkeul National Park
Country: Tunisia
VIII.14 Rwenzori Mountains (Uganda) The Committee noted that the Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UAW), in his letter of 13 September 2000, has stressed that the Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP) should be retained in the List of World Heritage in Danger, owing to the fact that: (a) RMNP is still closed to visitors and effects of insurgency by armed groups continue to affect management, habitats and wildlife; (b) Communities resident around the Park are equally affected and regard the Park as a major source of resources posing clear threats to habitats and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Country: Uganda
VIII.15 World Heritage sites of the United States of America: Everglades National Park & Yellowstone National Park The Committee recalled that the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau requested the Centre and IUCN to meet with the State Party and discuss the preparation of a schedule of actions for complete rehabilitation of the site and its eventual removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Centre, IUCN and relevant authorities from the State Party, including the Directors of the two sites, participated in a conference call on 27 October 2000. The Observer of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Everglades National Park Yellowstone National Park
Country: United States of America
VIII.16 Butrint (Albania) The Committee recalled that in October 1997, a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint Foundation mission was undertaken to assess the damages caused to the site by civil unrest earlier that year. US$ 100,000 was made available as emergency assistance in 1997 to implement activities identified in the Programme of Corrective Actions, but to date, no report has been received on its implementation. The Committee reiterated its request to the State Party to submit a progress report by 15 April 2001 on the implementation of recommendations of the 1997 UNESCO-ICOMOS-Butrint ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Butrint
Country: Albania
VIII.17 Angkor (Cambodia) The Secretariat recalled that this site, inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger at the time of its inscription in 1992, is the largest cultural site in Southeast Asia. It extends over an area of some 400 km2 and includes no less than 100 monuments and hundreds of archaeological features. The socio-economic needs of the inhabitants require integration of conservation and development considerations. Although the armed conflict in the region of Angkor, which prompted its in-danger listing is now over, looting, illicit excavation and traffic in cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Angkor
Country: Cambodia
VIII.18 Group of Monuments of Hampi (India) The Committee's attention was drawn to the state of conservation of the Group of Monuments of Hampi and the updated information concerning progress made by the State Party in removing the threats facing the site caused by the ad-hoc public works within the World Heritage protected areas. The Committee examined the findings and recommendations for corrective measures of the ICOMOS-UNESCO reactive monitoring (February 2000) requested by the Committee at its twenty-third session. It noted with appreciation the successful work of the Karnataka ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Group of Monuments at Hampi
Country: India
VIII.19 Bahla Fort (Oman) The Secretariat informed the Committee that following the recommendations of the twenty-fourth ordinary session of the Bureau, two consultants prepared "Guidelines for the establishment of a Management Plan for Bahla Fort and Oasis, a World Heritage Site". A mission was scheduled to visit the site in September 2000 to discuss the management plan, but the mission has been rescheduled to December 2000. A report will be provided to the Bureau for examination at its twenty-fifth session. The Committee encouraged the State Parties to proceed with the preparation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bahla Fort
Country: Oman
VIII.20 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) As suggested by ICOMOS at the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau in 2000, the Peruvian authorities prepared a single volume Management Plan to summarize the nine volumes previously produced and approved. Furthermore, a document on the state of conservation of the site was submitted to the World Heritage Centre, following the periodic reporting format. The entire documentation was transmitted to ICOMOS. The Committee commended the State Party for its efforts to protect the property and to implement the Master Plan and congratulated the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Country: Peru
VIII.21 The Committee considered the decisions of the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau (WHC-2000/CONF.204/4) and the working document WHC-2000/CONF.204/10). The relevant section of the report of the twenty-fourth extraordinary session of the Bureau is attached as Annex X.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
VIII.22 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) The Committee noted the results of the joint expert mission by the Centre, IUCN and the Ramsar Bureau undertaken from 14 - 22 September 2000, which was examined by the Bureau. The report of the mission called for urgent financial assistance to deal with the introduced species Salvinia molesta. In view of the imminent danger facing the site, the Director of Senegal National Parks had requested that the site be inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger. IUCN highlighted the seriousness of the threat to both the environment and the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
Country: Senegal
VIII.23 Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino (Mexico) The Secretariat informed the Committee that, following the President of Mexico's statement of 2 March 2000, the proposed salt works at the World Heritage site of El Vizcaino would not proceed. The Committee noted that letters from the Chairperson of the Committee and the Director-General of UNESCO welcomed this decision and congratulated the President of Mexico for the actions taken to implement the World Heritage Convention. The UN Foundation had approved a US$ 2.5 million project entitled "Linking Conservation of Biodiversity and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Country: Mexico
VIII.24 World Natural Heritage Properties of Australia Shark Bay, Western Australia Great Barrier Reef The Secretariat informed the Committee that a letter on the recent grounding incident was received from the Australian authorities on 28 November 2000 and that a report will be presented to the twenty-fifth session of the World Heritage Bureau in 2001. Central Eastern Australian Rainforest Reserves Wet Tropics of Queensland  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Great Barrier Reef Shark Bay, Western Australia Wet Tropics of Queensland
Country: Australia
VIII.25 Los Katios National Park (Colombia) The Delegate of Colombia informed the Bureau that the field visit foreseen from 10-12 November 2000 had not taken place and looked forward to a visit in 2001. Such a field visit would not only review the state of conservation of the site, but moreover review co-operation possibilities for a World Heritage nomination of the meso-american biological corridor project and transboundary collaboration with the adjacent Darien National Park (Panama).  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Los Katíos National Park
Country: Colombia
VIII.26 Golden Mountains of Altai (Russian Federation) The Observer of Russia informed the Committee that the proposed road and gas pipeline through the Ukok Plateau is supported at the highest political level. The project will be reviewed at a meeting on 15 and 16 December 2000 in the Altai Republic.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Golden Mountains of Altai
Country: Russian Federation
VIII.27 Volcanoes of Kamchatka (Russian Federation) The Observer of Russia informed the Committee that the information provided in the Bureau report seemed to relate to the Kamchatka region and not the World Heritage site. He stated that in-depth information would be provided by September 2001.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Country: Russian Federation
VIII.28 The Committee did not inscribe any mixed sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  
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Year: 2000
VIII.30 Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) The World Heritage Centre informed the Committee that the Director-General of UNESCO had received a letter dated 27 November 2000 from the authorities of Pakistan requesting the World Heritage Committee to inscribe the Shalamar Gardens on the List of World Heritage in Danger. In the letter, the authorities of Pakistan informed the Director-General that the State Party recognised the urgent need to restore the damaged part of the outer walls and hydraulic works of Shalamar Gardens. Reiterating the great importance attached to ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
VIII.31 Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) The Committee recalled the report on the state of conservation of the Historic City of Zabid, examined by the Bureau at its twenty-fourth extraordinary session that included information on the State Party's request to inscribe the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger. ICOMOS fully supported the findings and recommendations of the UNESCO monitoring mission undertaken in 1999 and the request by the State Party that the site be inscribed on the World Heritage in Danger in view of the serious condition of the historic buildings within the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Yemen
VIII.32 Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) The Committee recalled that it had repeatedly expressed concern for this site and repeatedly deferred inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 1992. The Committee recalled that it had decided again to defer decision on in-danger listing at its twenty-third session, pending a report from a High Level Mission that the Committee decided to send to Kathmandu in 2000 for consultations with representatives of His Majesty's Government of Nepal. This mission, headed by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Mr Abdelaziz Touri, would ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kathmandu Valley
Country: Nepal
VIII.33 Taxila (Pakistan) The Committee examined the state of conservation of the site, and adopted the following: The Committee noted the Reports submitted by the State Party, ICOMOS and the World Heritage Centre concerning the state of conservation of the Taxila World Heritage site. The Committee expressed its appreciation to the authorities of Pakistan for taking the necessary measures to mitigate the threats caused by the construction of the sports stadium on the Bhir Mound within Taxila. The Committee, while noting the efforts made by the State Party to strictly control illicit ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Taxila
Country: Pakistan
VIII.34 Auschwitz Concentration Camp (Poland) The Committee examined the state of conservation of the site and noted the information provided by the Secretariat and by the Under-Secretary of State of Poland, responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Governmental Programme for Oswiecim. The Committee recalled that, at its twenty-third session (Kyoto, 1998), it confirmed its support for the principles laid out in the Declaration of March 1997; this process should continue in a consensual manner among all parties involved. It expressed the belief that no steps should be taken ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)

Country: Israel
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Concerning the state of conservation report to be noted by the Committee, the Observer of Brazil stated that strict building regulations are being applied to all construction activities in Brasilia. Although the city is facing challenges due to the increase in population (3 million for a city originally designed for 500,000 inhabitants), which has led to some tension in the outskirts, the core of the city which forms the World Heritage site is intact and the World Heritage value is not adversely affected in any way by new developments. The Observer pointed out ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Brasilia
Country: Brazil
VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) The Delegate of Belgium recalled an intervention during the Committee's twenty-third session in Marrakesh in 1999, on the need to make the local population aware of the need to ensure the conservation of this site, and stated that this important issue should be taken into account.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Cairo
Country: Egypt
VIII.29 Kakadu National Park (Australia) The Committee recalled that in July 1999, the third extraordinary session of the Committee examined the state of conservation of Kakadu National Park with reference to the development of a uranium mine on the Jabiluka Mineral Lease in an enclave of the Park. The Committee examined the state of conservation of this mixed cultural and natural property in two parts relating to natural values and cultural values. Natural values The Committee was informed that the Independent Scientific Panel (ISP) of the International Council of Science (ICSU) and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kakadu National Park
Country: Australia
 State of conservation reports of natural properties noted by the Committee Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland) Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon) Gros Morne National Park (Canada) Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks (Canada) Comoe National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) Komodo National Park (Indonesia) Lorenz National Park (Indonesia) Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Kenya) Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (New Zealand) Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) Huascarán National Park ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Białowieża Forest Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Comoé National Park Danube Delta Dja Faunal Reserve Doñana National Park Galápagos Islands Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gros Morne National Park Ha Long Bay Huascarán National Park Komodo National Park Lake Baikal Lorentz National Park Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest Ngorongoro Conservation Area Niokolo-Koba National Park Pirin National Park Sinharaja Forest Reserve Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
Country: Belarus Bulgaria Cameroon Canada Côte d'Ivoire Ecuador Indonesia Kenya New Zealand Oman Peru Poland Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Sri Lanka Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania Viet Nam Zambia Zimbabwe
VIII.35 Brasilia (Brazil) Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (China) The Potala Palace, Lhasa (China) VIII.36 Islamic Cairo (Egypt) VIII.37 Roman Monuments, Cathedral St Peter and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier (Germany) Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany) Classical Weimar (Germany) Hortabagy National Park (Hungary) VIII.38 Khajuraho Group of Monuments (India) Sun Temple of Konarak (India) Petra (Jordan) Luang Prabang (Lao People's Democratic Republic) Byblos (Lebanon) Ksar Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco) VIII.39 Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) Lumbini, the Birthplace of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Baroque Churches of the Philippines Brasilia Byblos Chavin (Archaeological Site) Classical Weimar Complex of Hué Monuments Cultural Landscape of Sintra Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo Historic Areas of Istanbul Historic Cairo Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta Island of Mozambique Khajuraho Group of Monuments Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian Petra Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier Sun Temple, Konârak Town of Luang Prabang
Country: Brazil China Egypt Germany Hungary India Jordan Lao People's Democratic Republic Lebanon Morocco Mozambique Nepal Panama Peru Philippines Portugal Turkey Viet Nam
IX.1 The Secretariat introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/11 describing the progress report on the implementation of regional actions as described in the Global Strategy Action Plan adopted by the Committee at its twenty-second session (Kyoto, 1998). The Committee reviewed progress achieved in the year 2000, noting the regional Action Plans for 2001-2002 and approved specific activities to be executed during 2001. IX.2 The Delegate of Benin noted the importance of implementing the Global Strategy and linking it to issues related to improving the representivity of the List. The Centre's ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
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X.1 The Chairperson indicated that all the cultural nominations for inscription are included in the tentative lists of the countries concerned. X.2 The Secretariat informed the Committee that it had received in the year 2000 six new tentative lists from Australia, Israel, Malawi, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. It also had received a letter from the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) dated 24 November 2000 transmitting the Declaration of the meeting of Arab Ministers of Cultural Affairs held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 21 to 22 November 2000 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Following the request from the States Parties concerned, the Committee approved changes to the names of the following properties included on the World Heritage List: Canada: Existing NameName change requested Anthony Island / Ile Anthony SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Island) / SGaang Gwaii (Île Anthony) Parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes Parc provincial des Dinosaures Parc provincial Dinosaur Parc national du Gros Morne Parc national du Gros-Morne Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Dinosaur Provincial Park Gros Morne National Park Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historic District of Old Québec Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Old Town Lunenburg Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier SGang Gwaay Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Wood Buffalo National Park
X.4 Following the review of the state of conservation reports and at the recommendations of the Bureau, the Committee decided to inscribe the following natural cultural properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: Fort and Shalamar Gardens of Lahore (Pakistan) Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) Historic City of Zabid (Yemen) X.5 The Committee did not recommend the deletion of any properties from the List of World Heritage in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Historic Town of Zabid
Country: Pakistan Senegal Yemen
X.6 The Secretariat informed the Committee that the following sites have been withdrawn: National Park of Abruzzo (Italy) and Lena River Delta (Russian Federation). X.7 The Committee noted that concerning the sites of Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park (Brazil), Ancient Pula with the Amphitheatre (Croatia) and The Cape Floristic Region - Phase 1: Cape Peninsula Protected Natural Environment (South Africa), the respective States Parties have requested ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Property: Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks Id. N°: 966 State Party: Argentina Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i). The site contains a complete sequence of fossiliferous continental sediments representing the entire Triassic Period (45 million years) of geological history. No other place in the world has a fossil record comparable to that of Ischigualasto-Talampaya which reveals the evolution of vertebrate life and the nature of palaeoenvironments in the Triassic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
Country: Argentina
Property: Greater Blue Mountains Area Id. N°: 917 State Party: Australia Criteria: N (ii), (iv) Recalling the history of the nomination, IUCN informed the Committee that the Bureau at its twenty-third session had recommended deferral for the natural part of this originally mixed nomination inviting the Australian authorities to consider the possibility of a serial nomination to cover the full range of values of eucalyptus ecosystems. The Bureau had noted that although the area was nationally important, it was not considered on its own to be a significant representation of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Greater Blue Mountains Area
Country: Australia
Property: Jaú National Park Id. N°: 998 State Party: Brazil Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Jaú National Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site protects a large and representative example of the Amazon Central Plain Forest including the entire hydrological basin of the Jaú River. The site is important for biodiversity, protecting a large portion of the biodiversity associated with the Blackwater River system - one of the three types of lymnological systems associated with the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Amazon Conservation Complex
Country: Brazil
Property: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park Id. N°: 967 State Party: Bolivia Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Noel Kempff Mercado National Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site contains an array of habitat types including evergreen rainforests, palm forests, cerrado, swamps, savannahs, gallery forests, and semideciduous dry forests. The cerrado habitats found on the Huanchaca Meseta have been isolated for millions of years providing an ideal living laboratory for the study of the evolution of these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Property: Pantanal Conservation Area Id. N°: 999 State Party: Brazil Criteria: N (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Pantanal Conservation Complex on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv). Criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): The site is representative of the Greater Pantanal region. It demonstrates the on-going ecological and biological processes that occur in the Pantanal. The association of the Amolar Mountains with the dominant freshwater wetland ecosystems confers to the site a uniquely important ecological gradient as well as a dramatic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Pantanal Conservation Area
Country: Brazil
Property: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) Id. N°: 908 State Party: Italy Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed the Aeolian Islands on the World Heritage List under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i): The volcanic landforms of the site represent classic features in the continuing study of volcanology worldwide. With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years. ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)
Country: Italy
Property: Kinabalu Park Id. N°: 1012 State Party: Malaysia Criteria: N(ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed Kinabalu Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site has a diverse biota and high endemism. The altitudinal and climatic gradient from tropical forest to alpine conditions combine with precipitous topography, diverse geology and frequent climate oscillations to provide conditions ideal for the development of new species. The Park contains high biodiversity with representatives from more than half the families of all ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kinabalu Park
Country: Malaysia
Property: Gunung Mulu National Park Id. N°: 1013 State Party: Malaysia Criteria: N (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Gunung Mulu National Park under natural criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv). Criteria (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv): The concentration of caves in Mulu's Melinau Formation with its geomorphic and structural characteristics is an outstanding feature which allows a greater understanding of Earth's history. The caves of Mulu are important for their classic features of underground geomorphology, demonstrating an evolutionary history of more than 1.5 million ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gunung Mulu National Park
Country: Malaysia
Property: Central Suriname Nature Reserve Id. N°: 1017 State Party: Suriname Criteria: N (ii) (iv) The Committee inscribed the Central Suriname Nature Reserve under natural criteria (ii) and (iv). Criteria (ii) and (iv): The site encompasses significant vertical relief, topography and soil conditions that have resulted in a variety of ecosystems. This ecosystem variation allows organisms within these ecosystems to move in response to disturbance, adapt to change and maintain gene flow between populations. The site's size, undisturbed state (in general a rare condition in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Central Suriname Nature Reserve
Country: Suriname
Property: The High Coast Id. N°: 898 State Party: Sweden Criteria: N (i) The Committee inscribed The High Coast under natural criterion (i). Criterion (i): The site is one of the places in the world that is experiencing isostatic uplift as a result of deglaciation. Isostatic rebound is well-illustrated and the distinctiveness of the site is the extent of the total isostatic uplift which, at 294m, exceeds others. The site is the "type area" for research on isostacy, the phenomenon having been first recognised and studied there. A number of Committee members supported the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Country: Sweden
Property: Ha Long Bay (renomination) Id. N°: 672 bis State Party: Viet Nam Criteria: N (i) (iii) The Committee inscribed Ha Long Bay under natural criterion (i) in addition to the site's existing 1994 listing under criterion (iii). Criterion (i): The site is the most extensive and best known example of marine invaded tower karst and one of the most important areas of fengcong and fenglin karst in the world. The size of the area provides sufficient integrity for these large scale geomorphic processes to operate unhindered. The nomination under criterion (i) was supported by a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ha Long Bay
Country: Viet Nam
Property: Plitvice Lakes National Park Id. N°: 98 bis State Party: Croatia Criteria The Committee approved the extension of Plitvice Lakes National Park site by the nominated area of 10,020 ha as this would contribute to the integrity of the site.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Plitvice Lakes National Park
Country: Croatia
Property: Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst Id. N°: 725-858 bis State Party: Hungary / Slovakia Criteria The Committee approved the incorporation of the Dobšinská Ice Cave as part of the Caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst World Heritage site. Although this ice cave is a relatively small (6km2) and specialised feature, it does add variety to the existing site and its features relate to and complement the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. The Delegate of Hungary welcomed the extension and the Observer of Slovakia informed the Committee ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Country: Hungary Slovakia
Property: Kopacki rit Id. N°: 964 State Party: Croatia Criteria The Committee noted that Kopacki rit is an important site at the European scale and very significant within the Danube Basin as a whole. Nonetheless, it does not meet the criteria set by the World Heritage Convention and a number of important integrity questions remain unresolved. The Committee decided not to inscribe the property on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Country: Croatia
Property: uKhahlamba/ Drakensberg Park Id. N°: 985 State Party: South Africa Criteria: N(iii) (iv) C (i) (iii) The Committee inscribed uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park on the World Heritage List under natural criteria (iii) and (iv) and cultural criteria (i) and (iii): Natural criteria (iii) and (iv): The site has exceptional natural beauty with soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of the site. The site's diversity ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Country: South Africa
Property: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba Id. N°: 995 State Party: Argentina Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii) The Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias are exceptional examples of the fusion of European and indigenous values and cultures during a seminal period in South America. Criterion (iv) The religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in South America for over 150 years by the Society of Jesus produced a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
Country: Argentina
Property: The Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley Id. N°: 960 State Party: Armenia Criteria: C (ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (ii): Criterion (ii): The Monastery of Geghard, with its remarkable rock-cut churches and tombs, is an exceptionally well preserved and complete example of medieval Armenian monastic architecture and decorative art, with many innovatory features which had a profound influence on subsequent developments in the region. The Delegate of Italy stressed that this site is ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Country: Armenia
Property: The Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots Id. N°: 1011 State Party: Armenia Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The developments in ecclesiastical architecture represented in an outstanding manner by the Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots had a profound influence on church design over a wide region. Criterion (iii): The Churches at Echmiatsin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Country: Armenia
Property: The Wachau Cultural Landscape Id. N°: 970 State Party: Austria Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribed this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Wachau is an outstanding example of a riverine landscape bordered by mountains in which material evidence of its long historical evolution has survived to a remarkable degree. Criterion (iv): The architecture, the human settlements, and the agricultural use of the land in the Wachau vividly illustrate a basically medieval landscape that has evolved ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Wachau Cultural Landscape
Country: Austria
Property: The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower Id. N°: 958 State Party: Azerbaijan Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Walled City of Baku represents an outstanding and rare example of a historic urban ensemble and architecture with influence from Zoroastrian, Sassanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian cultures. In response to several Delegates, expressing concern about the authenticity and coherence of the management ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Country: Azerbaijan
Property: The Mir Castle Complex Id. N°: 625 State Party: Belarus Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv). Criterion (ii): Mir Castle is an exceptional example of a central European castle, reflecting in its design and layout successive cultural influences (Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque) that blend harmoniously to create an impressive monument to the history of this region. Criterion (iv): The region in which Mir Castle stands has a long history of political and cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mir Castle Complex
Country: Belarus
Property: The Historic Centre of Brugge Id. N°: 996 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iv), and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Historic Town of Brugge is testimony, over a long period, of a considerable exchange of influences on the development of architecture, particularly in brick Gothic, as well as favouring innovative artistic influences in the development of medieval painting, being the birthplace of the school of the Flemish Primitives. Criterion (iv): The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of Brugge
Country: Belgium
Property: The Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels) Id. N°: 1005 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Town Houses of Victor Horta in Brussels are works of human creative genius, representing the highest expression of the influential Art Nouveau style in art and architecture. Criterion (ii): The appearance of Art Nouveau in the closing years of the 19th century marked a decisive stage in the evolution of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Country: Belgium
Property: The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons) Id. N°: 1006 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (i) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes provide exceptional testimony to early human inventiveness and application. Criterion (iii): The arrival of the Neolithic cultures marked a major milestone in human cultural and technological development, which is vividly illustrated by the vast complex of ancient flint mines at ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
Country: Belgium
Property: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai Id. N°: 1009 State Party: Belgium Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Tournai bears witness to a considerable exchange of influence between the architecture of the Ile de France, the Rhineland, and Normandy during the short period at the beginning of the 12th century that preceded the flowering of Gothic architecture. Criterion (iv): In its imposing dimensions, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Country: Belgium
Property: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture Id. N°: 567rev State Party: Bolivia Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The ruins of Tiwanaku bear striking witness to the power of the empire that played a leading role in the development of the Andean prehispanic civilization. Criterion (iv) The buildings of Tiwanaku are exceptional examples of the ceremonial and public architecture and art of one of the most important manifestations of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Property: Churches of Chiloé Id. N°: 971 State Party: Chile Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii) The Churches of Chiloé are outstanding examples of the successful fusion of European and indigenous cultural traditions to produce a unique form of wooden architecture. Criterion (iii) The mestizo culture resulting from Jesuit missionary activities in the 17th and 18th centuries has survived intact in the Chiloé archipelago, and achieves its highest ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Churches of Chiloé
Country: Chile
Property: Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System China Id. N°: 1001 State Party: China Criteria: C (ii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii),(iv), and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Dujiangyan Irrigation System, begun in the 2nd century BCE, is a major landmark in the development of water management and technology, and is still discharging its functions perfectly. Criterion (iv): The immense advances in science and technology achieved in ancient China are graphically illustrated by the Dujiangyan ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Country: China
Property: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun Id. N°: 1002 State Party: China Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv), and (v): Criterion (iii): The villages of Xidi and Hongcun are graphic illustrations of a type of human settlement created during a feudal period and based on a prosperous trading economy. Criterion (iv): In their buildings and their street patterns, the two villages of southern Anhui reflect the socio-economic structure of a long-lived settled ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Country: China
Property: Longmen Grottoes Id. N°: 1003 State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iii): Criterion (i): The sculptures of the Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity. Criterion (ii): The Longmen Grottoes illustrate the perfection of a long-established art form that was to play a highly significant role in the cultural evolution of this region of Asia. Criterion (iii): The high cultural level and sophisticated society of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Longmen Grottoes
Country: China
Property: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Id. N°: 1004 State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (i): The harmonious integration of remarkable architectural groups in a natural environment chosen to meet the criteria of geomancy (Fengshui) makes the Ming and Qing Imperial Tombs masterpieces of human creative genius. Criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): The imperial mausolea are outstanding testimony to a cultural and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Country: China
Property: The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik Id. N°: 963 State Party: Croatia Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property be on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii) and (iv): Criterion (i): The structural characteristics of the Cathedral of St James in Šibenik make it a unique and outstanding building in which Gothic and Renaissance forms have been successfully blended. Criterion (ii): The Cathedral of St James is the fruitful outcome of considerable interchanges of influences between the three culturally ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
Country: Croatia
Property: Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba Id. N°: 1008 State Party: Cuba Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The remains of the 19th and early 20th century coffee plantations in eastern Cuba are unique and eloquent testimony to a form of agricultural exploitation of virgin forest, the traces of which have disappeared elsewhere in the world. Criterion (iv) The production of coffee in eastern Cuba during the 19th and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
Country: Cuba
Property: The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc Id. N°: 859 Rev State Party: Czech Republic Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Olomouc Holy Trinity Column is one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of central European Baroque artistic expression. Criterion (iv): The Holy Trinity Column constituted a unique material demonstration of religious faith in central Europe during the Baroque period, and the Olomouc example represents its most outstanding ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
Country: Czechia
Property: Kronborg Castle Id. N°: 696 Rev State Party: Denmark Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): Kronborg Castle is an outstanding example of the Renaissance castle, and one that played a highly significant role in the history of this region of northern ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kronborg Castle
Country: Denmark
Property: The Loire Valley between Sully-sur- Loire and Chalonnes Id. N°: 933 State Party: France Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape along a major river which bears witness to an interchange of human values and to a harmonious development of interactions between human beings and their environment over two millennia. Criterion (iv): The landscape of the Loire Valley, and more particularly its many cultural ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
Country: France
Property: The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz Id. N°: 534 Rev State Party: Germany Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is an outstanding example of the application of the philosophical principles of the Age of the Enlightenment to the design of a landscape that integrates art, education, and economy in a harmonious whole. Criterion (iv): The 18th century was a seminal period for landscape design, of which the Garden ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Country: Germany
Property: The Monastic Island of Reichenau Id. N°: 974 State Party: Germany Criteria: C (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (iii): The remains of the Reichenau foundation bear outstanding witness to the religious and cultural role of a great Benedictine monastery in the early Middle Ages. Criterion (iv): The churches on the island of Reichenau retain remarkable elements of several stages of construction and thus offer outstanding examples of monastic architecture in ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monastic Island of Reichenau
Country: Germany
Property: The Pécs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery Id. N°: 853 Rev State Party: Hungary Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii): The burial chambers and memorial chapels of the Sopianae cemetery bear outstanding testimony to the strength and faith of the Christian communities of Late Roman Europe. Criterion (iv): The unique Early Christian sepulchral art and architecture of the northern and western Roman provinces is exceptionally well and fully ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
Country: Hungary
Property: The City of Verona Id. N°: 797 Rev State Party: Italy Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): In its urban structure and its architecture, Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over two thousand years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period. Criterion (iv): Verona represents in an exceptional way the concept of the fortified town at several seminal stages of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: City of Verona
Country: Italy
Property: Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan sites Id. N°: 990 State Party: Italy Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi): Criterion (i): Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius such as the Basilica of San Francesco, which have it a deep fundamental reference for art history in Europe and in the world. Criterion (ii): The interchange of artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
Country: Italy
Property: Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu Id. N°: 972 State Party: Japan Criteria: C (ii) (iii) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii), and (vi): Criterion (ii): For several centuries the Ryukyu Islands served as a centre of economic and cultural interchange between south-east Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, and this is vividly demonstrated by the surviving monuments. Criterion (iii): The culture of the Ryukyuan Kingdom evolved and flourished in a special political and ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Country: Japan
Property: Curonian Spit Id. N°: 994 State Party: Lithuania/Russian Federation Criteria: C (v) The Committee inscribed the Curonian Spit as a cultural landscape on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (v): Criterion (v) The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide). After disastrous human interventions that menaced its survival the Spit was reclaimed by massive protection and stabilization works begun in the 19th century and still continuing to the present day. Concerning ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Curonian Spit
Country: Lithuania Russian Federation
Property: Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) Id. N°: 965 State Party: Netherlands Criteria: C (i) (ii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (ii): Criterion (i): The Rietveld Schröderhuis in Utrecht is an icon of the Modern Movement in architecture and an outstanding expression of human creative genius in its purity of ideas and concepts as developed by the De Stijl movement. Criterion (ii): With its radical approach to design and the use of space, the Rietveld Schröderhuis ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
Country: Netherlands
Property: Ruins of León Viejo Id. N°: 613 rev State Party: Nicaragua Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii) The ruined town of León Viejo provides exceptional testimony to the material culture of one of the earliest Spanish colonial settlements. Criterion (iv) The form and nature of early Spanish settlement in the New World, adapting European architectural and planning concepts to the material potential of another region, are uniquely preserved in the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ruins of León Viejo
Country: Nicaragua
Property: The Frankincense Trail Id. N°: 1010 State Party: Oman Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv). Criterion (iii): The group of archaeological sites in Oman represent the production and distribution of frankincense, one of the most important luxury items of trade in the Old World in antiquity. Criterion (iv): The Oasis of Shisr and the entrepots of Khor Rori and Al-Balid are outstanding examples of medieval fortified settlements in the Persian Gulf region. At the initiative ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Land of Frankincense
Country: Oman
Property: The Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa Id. N°: 1016 State Party: Peru Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The ornamented architecture in the historic centre of Arequipa represents a masterpiece of the creative integration of European and native characteristics, crucial for the cultural expression of the entire region. Criterion (iv): The historic centre of Arequipa is an outstanding example of a colonial settlement, challenged by the natural conditions, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Country: Peru
Property: The Kyongju Historic Areas Id. N°: 976 State Party: Republic of Korea Criteria: C (ii) and (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The Kyongju Historic Areas contain a number of sites and monuments of exceptional significance in the development of Buddhist and secular architecture in Korea. Criterion (iii): The Korean peninsula was ruled for nearly a thousand years by the Shilla Dynasty, and the sites and monuments in and around Kyongju (including the holy mountain of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gyeongju Historic Areas
Country: Republic of Korea
Property: The Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kanghwa Dolmen Sites Id. N°: 977 State Party: Republic of Korea Criteria: C (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iii): Criterion (iii): The global prehistoric technological and social phenomenon that resulted in the appearance in the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE of funerary and ritual monuments constructed of large stones (the "Megalithic Culture") is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the dolmen cemeteries of Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kangwha. Supporting the nomination, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
Country: Republic of Korea
Property: The Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin Id. N°: 980 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (ii) (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The Kazan Kremlin complex represents exceptional testimony of historical continuity and cultural diversity over a long period of time, resulting in an important interchange of values generated by the different cultures. Criterion (iii): The historic citadel represents an exceptional testimony of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Ensemble of Ferrapontov Monastery Id. N°: 982 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The wall paintings of Dionisy in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin at Ferrapontov Monastery are the highest expression of Russian mural art in the 15th-16th centuries. Criterion (iv): The complex of Ferrapontov Monastery is the purest and most complete example of an Orthodox monastic community from the 15th-17th centuries, a ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Island of Saint-Louis Id. N°: 956 State Party: Senegal Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List in the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv): Criterion (ii): The historic town of Saint-Louis exhibits an important exchange of values and influences on the development of education and culture, architecture, craftsmanship, and services in a large part of West Africa. Criterion (iv): The Island of Saint-Louis, a former capital of West Africa, is an outstanding example of a colonial city, characterized by its particular ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Island of Saint-Louis
Country: Senegal
Property: The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve Id. N°: 973 State Party: Slovakia Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii): The fortified town of Bardejov provides exceptionally well preserved evidence of the economic and social structure of trading towns in medieval Central Europe. Criterion (iv): The plan, buildings, and fortifications of Bardejov illustrate the urban complex that developed in Central Europe in the Middle Ages at major points along the great trade ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
Country: Slovakia
Property: The Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco Id. N°: 875 Rev State Party: Spain Criteria: C (ii) (iii) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iii): Criterion (ii): The Roman remains of Tárraco are of exceptional importance in the development of Roman urban planning and design and served as the model for provincial capitals elsewhere in the Roman world. Criterion (iii): Tárraco provides eloquent and unparalleled testimony to a significant stage in the history of the Mediterranean lands ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
Country: Spain
Property: The Palmeral of Elche Id. N°: 930 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (ii) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (v): Criterion (ii): The Palmeral (palm groves) of Elche represent a remarkable example of the transference of a characteristic landscape from one culture and continent to another, in this case from North Africa to Europe. Criterion (v): The palm grove or garden is a typical feature of the North African landscape which was brought to Europe during the Islamic occupation of much of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Palmeral of Elche
Country: Spain
Property: The Roman Walls of Lugo Id. N°: 987 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Roman walls of Lugo are the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Roman Walls of Lugo
Country: Spain
Property: The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí Id. N°: 988 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and( iv): Criterion (ii): The significant developments in Romanesque art and architecture in the churches of the Vall de Boí testify to profound cultural interchange across medieval Europe, and in particular across the mountain barrier of the Pyrenees. Criterion (iv): The Churches of the Vall de Boí are an especially pure and consistent ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
Country: Spain
Property: The Archaeological Site of Atapuerca Id. N°: 989 State Party: Spain Criteria: C (iii) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (v): Criterion (iii): The earliest and most abundant evidence of humankind in Europe is to be found in the caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca. Criterion (v): The fossil remains in the Sierra de Atapuerca constitute an exceptional reserve of information about the physical nature and the way of life of the earliest human communities in Europe. The Committee noted the change ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
Country: Spain
Property: The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Id. N°: 968 State Party: Sweden Criteria: C (iv) (v) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (v): Criterion (iv): The landscape of Southern Öland takes its contemporary form from its long cultural history, adapting to the physical constraints of the geology and topograpy. Criterion (v): Southern Öland is an outstanding example of human settlement, making the optimum use of diverse landscape types on a single island. Several delegates, as ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
Country: Sweden
Property: The Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzone Id. N°: 884 State Party: Switzerland Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The fortified ensemble of Bellinzone is an outstanding example of a late medieval defensive structure guarding a key strategic Alpine pass. The Delegate of Italy drew the attention of the Committee to the influence of the Dukes of Milan in the construction of the defensive ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
Country: Switzerland
Property: The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda Id. N°: 983 State Party: United Kingdom Criteria: C (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criterion (iv): Criterion (iv): The Historic Town of St George with its related fortifications is an outstanding example of a continuously occupied, fortified, colonial town dating from the early 17th century and the oldest English town in the New World. ICOMOS recommended that this property be inscribed on the basis of criteria (iv) and (vi). The Delegate of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Property: The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape Id. N°: 984 State Party: United Kingdom Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii): The Blaenavon landscape constitutes an exceptional illustration in material form of the social and economic structure of 19th century industry. Criterion (iv): The components of the Blaenavon industrial landscape together make up an outstanding and remarkably complete example of a 19th century industrial landscape. The Observer of the United ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Property: The Stone Town of Zanzibar Id. N°: 173 Rev State Party: United Republic of Tanzania Criteria: C (ii) (iii) (vi) The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii), (iii) and (vi): Criterion (ii): The Stone Town of Zanzibar is an outstanding material manifestation of cultural fusion and harmonization. Criterion (iii): For many centuries there was intense seaborne trading activity between Asia and Africa, and this is illustrated in an exceptional manner by the architecture and urban structure of the Stone ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Stone Town of Zanzibar
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Property: The Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz Id. N°: 885 State Party: Uzbekistan Criteria: C (iii) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribed this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iii) and (iv): Criterion (iii): Shakhrisyabz contains many fine monuments, and in particular those from the Timurid period, which was of great cultural and political significance in medieval Central Asia. Criterion (iv): The buildings of Shakhrisyabz, notably the Ak-Sarai Palace and the Tomb of Timur, are outstanding examples of a style which had a profound influence on the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Country: Uzbekistan
Property: Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Id. N°: 986 State Party: Venezuela Criteria: C (i) (iv) The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i) and (iv): Criterion (i): The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is a masterpiece of modern city planning, architecture and art, created by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and a group of distinguished avant-garde artists. Criterion (iv): The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is an outstanding example of the coherent realization of the urban, architectural, and artistic ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Property: The Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin Id. N°: 777 Bis State Party: Armenia Criteria: C (ii) (iv) The Committee decided to approve the extension of the inscribed property.    
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
Country: Armenia
Property: The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple Monastery, Lhasa Id. N°: 707 Bi  State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (iv) (vi) The Committee decided to approve the extension of the inscribed property of the Potala Palace to include the Jokhang Temple Monastery. The Committee decided to retain the name of the city (Lhasa) in the name of the property.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Country: China
Property: The Classical Gardens of Suzhou Id. N°: 813 Bis State Party: China Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) The Committee decided to approve the extension of the inscribed property of the Classical Gardens of Suzhou to include the Canglang Pavilion, the Lion Forest Garden, the Garden of Cultivation, the Couple's Garden Retreat, and the Retreat and Reflection Garden.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Country: China
Property: The Old City of Mostar Id. N°: 946 State Party: Bosnia and Herzegovina Criteria: C (iv) (vi) ICOMOS recommended that this property be inscribed under criteria (iv) and (vi). However, following information received from the UNESCO Office in Sarajevo concerning the threats to the site due to uncontrolled building in the old town and its perimeter, the Committee decided to defer the inscription of this property, in order to allow the State Party to provide more information on the protection of the site. Furthermore, the Committee requested the Secretariat to report on this ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Property: The Bolgar Historical and Architectural Complex Id. N°: 981 State Party: Russian Federation Criteria: C (iii) The Committee decided that this nomination be deferred to allow the State Party to provide more detailed information about the reconstruction of the Great Minaret, confirmation that the industrial project has been definitively abandoned, and a more detailed comparative analysis, as requested by the twenty-fourth session of the ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex
Country: Russian Federation
Property: The Abava Valley Id. N°: Latvia State Party: 997 The Committee decided not to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Country: Latvia
XI.1 The Director of the World Heritage Centre introduced document WHC-2000/CONF.204/13, describing the Centre's plans for developing an Information Management Systems Plan. The plan has been developed based on the work of a Senior Information Consultant, Ms Gwynneth Martin, who worked at the Centre during a period of three months. The plan had already been presented by Ms. Martin to the Special Session of the Bureau in Budapest, 2-4 October 2000. XI.2 The Director outlined the history of the initiative, including the early calls in 1998 by the Management Audit and the Expert Group on ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIII.12 The Chairperson closed the debate on the document WHC-2000/CONF.204/15Rev and declared that the budget of the World Heritage Fund for the year 2001 was approved for four million three hundred and forty eight thousand US dollars (US$ 4,348,000) and the Emergency Reserve Fund for six hundred thousand US$ (US$ 600,000). The provisional budget for the year 2002 was fixed at four million one hundred thousand US dollars (US$ 4,100,000). XIII.13 The Committee asked the Chairperson, on their behalf, to write to the President of the Executive Board and to the Director-General of UNESCO, ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIV.1 Report on the evaluation of international assistance and prioritization in granting international assistance to States Parties The attention of the Committee was drawn to WHC-2000/CONF.204/16, the Report on the evaluation of international assistance and prioritization in granting international assistance to States Parties. The Chairperson recalled that the Committee, at its twenty-second session decided to carry out an evaluation of international assistance. The Central Evaluation Unit of UNESCO was entrusted with this evaluation, which was carried out by a French company, C3E. The ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves Kondoa Rock-Art Sites Tomb of Askia
Country: Israel Kyrgyzstan Mali Niger Peru Philippines United Republic of Tanzania
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Area de Conservación Guanacaste Colonial City of Santo Domingo Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Old Havana and its Fortification System
Country: Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Senegal
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Kizhi Pogost Lake Malawi National Park
Country: Cameroon Malawi Mexico Norway Pakistan Russian Federation United Republic of Tanzania
XIV.2 Requests for International Assistance The Bureau met during the twenty-fourth session of the Committee after the budget for Technical Assistance for year 2001 under Chapter III was approved, to take decisions or recommend decisions to the Committee concerning international assistance requests. The attention of the Committee and Bureau was drawn to document WHC-2000/CONF.204/17 and 6 requests for decision by the Committee and 14 requests for decision by the Bureau were examined and took the following decisions. All decisions taken by the Bureau and Committee concerning these ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
Sites: Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Country: Pakistan
XV.1 The Chair stated that this agenda item has two components, the Global Training Strategy and the establishment of a Heritage Partnership Programme. The Secretariat presented working document WHC-2000/CONF.204/18 indicating that there were two recommendations for adoption by the Committee, the first on a Global Training Strategy for Cultural Heritage, prepared by ICCROM, and the second, recommendations for follow-up activities to the Strategic Action Plan for Training in the Field of Natural Heritage. The Centre drew the attention of the Committee to the substantive 66-page document ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVI.1 The Committee decided that the twenty-fifth session of the Bureau would be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 25 to 30 June 2001. XVI.2 The provisional agenda of this meeting is attached in Annex XIX to this report.  
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVII.1 The Chairperson recalled that at the earlier sessions, Finland had offered to welcome the twenty-fifth session of the Committee in 2001. Furthermore, he also recalled that Hungary and China had proposed to host the Committee in 2002 and 2003 respectively. XVII.2 The Delegate of Finland confirmed that her Government would have the honour of hosting in Helsinki the twenty-fifth extraordinary session of the Bureau from 7 to 8 December 2001 and the twenty-fifth session of the Committee from 11 to 16 December 2001. XVII.3 A presentation on the World Heritage sites and the City of ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000
XVIII.1 The Chairperson informed the Committee that the Observer of Germany wished to seek clarification concerning the States Parties to the Convention, not members of the Committee, attending the session of the Bureau and the Committee. The Chairperson responded that according to Rule 8.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Committee, "States Parties to the Convention which are not members of the Committee" may attend the sessions of the Committee as observers. They shall be consulted by the Committee on all matters in respect of which consultation is prescribed by the Convention. XVIII.2 ...
Session: 24th session of the World Heritage Committee (CONF 204)
Year: 2000