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monitored by both State Parties, as its deforestation is increasingly limiting genetic flows between certain species’ populations, which is increasing the vulnerability of jaguar populations and the resultant shifts in forest ecosystem dynamics.

e)

Public use and development of alternative tourism activities

The report notes that the Project Araucaria XXI – Atlantic Forest, funded by the Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID), is supporting a number of actions aiming to enhance the management of the property through different models of sustainable tourism including the involvement of local communities. This project is complemented by the Caburei Project, funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is promoting sustainable development activities, including tourism, in the buffer zone of the property, thus creating additional options for visitors in order to reduce

the pressure from tourism regulation (Resolution APN

to No.

the

property.

Furthermore,

the

report

146/09) on nautical excursions and boat

notes that a

new

services has

been

approved and introduces rigorous measures on environmental control, capacity and types boats, and frequency of activities that will contribute to limit the visual impacts in the area

of of

the falls. The World Heritage Centre and IUCN Party in developing alternative tourism activities

welcome the progress achieved by in the buffer zone surrounding the

the State property,

and note that if these are further developed they may contribute unmanageable peaks in visitation currently experienced at the property.

to

reducing

the

In conclusion, while the World Heritage Centre and IUCN welcome the progress achieved in

the implementation of some of the remain only partially implemented. mission’s recommendations.

recommendations They urge the

of the

2008

mission,

State

Party

to fully

many of these implement the

Draft Decision

34 COM 7B.30

The World Heritage Committee,

  • 1.

    Having examined Document WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add,

  • 2.

    Recalling Decision 32 COM 7B.32, adopted at its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008),

  • 3.

    Welcomes the development of an international agreement between Brazil and

Argentina covering the joint management and monitoring of Iguaçu and Iguazu National Parks, which when signed and effectively enforced, should provide a permanent and effective mechanism for transboundary cooperation, and invites the State Parties of Argentina and Brazil to submit a copy of this agreement to the World Heritage Centre once it is signed;

  • 4.

    Notes the initial meetings between Iguaçu and Iguazu National Parks to jointly revise both properties’ management plans, and also invites the State Parties of Argentina and Brazil to submit an International Assistance Request to organise a series of joint management planning workshops;

  • 5.

    Encourages the State Party of Argentina to develop a more detailed research and monitoring strategy for key species and to ensure that adequate funding is secured for its implementation;

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 57

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