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Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A

Previous Committee Decisions 30 COM 7B.11; 31 COM 7B.15; 32COM 7B.11

International Assistance N/A

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions April 2006: World Heritage Centre / IUCN monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Proposed development of network of dams;

  • b)

    Large copper mine adjacent to property;

  • c)

    Boundary modifications;

  • d)

    Future tourism development;

  • e)


Illustration material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1083

Current conservation issues

On 29 January 2010 a report on the state of conservation of the property was submitted by the State Party. This responds to the requests made by the World Heritage Committee in its Decision 32 COM 7B.11 in relation to planned dam building, plans for mining and plans and justifications for modification of boundaries. The State Party report also includes information about progress on management measures, and contains a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the property.

a) Issues related to planned dam building

The State Party reports that there has been no further progress on hydro-electric dam

planning since the last report to the

standstill. Committee

The report notes that decision are still under

World Heritage Committee, and that all projects are at a the different dam projects mentioned in the previous investigation by the proposing companies, that none is

inside the property, and that none has a Government approval. Thus studies is available to be sent to the World Heritage Committee. The plans will promptly be submitted to the World Heritage Committee for should approval be granted.

none of the


State Party

notes that

review and


The World Heritage Centre and IUCN note the report of the State Party, and remain concerned that any plans for dam building in the areas within and around the property, including the specific areas previously noted, should be carefully considered in relation to possible impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. To ensure this takes place, the State Party should submit any further Environmental Impact Assessments and any other new planning documents to the World Heritage Centre for review, before any approval is granted to proceed, and ensure the findings of any review by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies is considered fully.

State of conservation of World Heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 21

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