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Lancang and Jinsha Rivers, and on any water course within or adjacent to the property, be submitted to the World Heritage Centre for assessment, prior to the consideration of any approval for such developments;

  • 4.

    Also requests the State Party to ensure that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property be considered as an explicit factor in the Environmental Impact Assessments for any dam or other developments that could affect the property;

  • 5.

    Notes with great concern that legal mining that predates the inscription of the property is taking place within the Hongshan sub-unit of the property, and that additional areas are subject to mining licences, and further requests the State Party to take all necessary steps to ensure that mining does not take place within the boundaries of the property, and to not permit any further expansion of mining production in the property;

  • 6.

    Notes the State Party’s submission of a proposed boundary modification for the property, and a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the property, for examination by the World Heritage Committee;

  • 7.

    Requests furthermore the State Party to submit, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including the status of any dam related projects and the removal of mining threats from the property, and to take into account in the same report of any revisions to the property agreed through the minor boundary modification proposal.


Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) (N 120)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1979

Criteria (vii)

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

Previous Committee Decisions 29 COM 7B.a; 30 COM 7B.15; 31 COM 7B.19; 33COM 7B.17

International Assistance Total amount provided to the property: USD 71,995 Technical Cooperation.

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions December 2002: IUCN monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Pressure and degradation from increasing tourism and mountaineering;

  • b)

    Climate change;

  • c)

    Development of tourism resort in core area.

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 23

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