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  • 8.

    Welcomes the decision by the State Party to create a strictly protected corridor which will link the property to the Teberdinsky Strict Nature Reserve and invites the State Party to complete its designation as soon as possible, and to consider submitting a proposal for the extension of the property to include both these areas;

  • 9.

    Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property and on progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2010 mission, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.


Virgin Komi Forests (Russian Federation) (N 719)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1995

Criteria (vii) (ix)

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

Previous Committee Decisions 21 COM VII.41; 22 COM VII.27; 33 COM 7B.31

International Assistance N/A

UNESCO Extra-budgetary funds N/A

Previous monitoring missions N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Proposed gold mining;

  • b)

    Boundary issues.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/719

Current conservation issues

On 29 January 2010 the State Party submitted a report on the state of conservation of the property, as requested in Decision 33 COM 7B.31 of the World Heritage Committee. The World Heritage Committee’s previous consideration of this property was related primarily to the excision of a portion of the property to create an enclave for gold mining. The State Party provided supplementary information on this proposal during the session of the World Heritage Committee. The World Heritage Committee decision expressed serious concerns about this proposal, requested the State Party to not proceed with any development that would impact on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value, to comply with Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, and to state unequivocally that no commitment had been made on mining concessions within the boundaries of the inscribed property.

In addition to reporting on the main issues that were raised by the World Heritage Committee, the State Party report contains information regarding the general land protection

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 51

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