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  • 6.

    Reiterates its request to the State Party of Argentina to fully implement the recommendations of the 2008 mission, including the communication of information to the World Heritage Centre regarding any plans for the development of further hydroelectric projects that could affect the property

  • 7.

    Further requests the State Party of Argentina, in coordination with the State Party of Brazil, to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, including progress on signing the joint management agreement, progress in joint revision of both parks’ management plans, studying the impacts of weekly variations in the water volumes of the Iguazu River and Falls on the property’s scenic and biodiversity values, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012.


Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) (N355)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1986

Criteria (vii) (x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger 1999- 2001

Previous Committee Decisions 30COM 7B.31; 31COM 7B.39; 32 COM 7B.32

International Assistance: Conservation, total amount: USD 30,000.

UNESCO extra-budgetary funds Total amount provided to the property: Approximately. USD 50,000 under the Brazilian World Heritage Biodiversity Programme for fire fighting planning.

Previous monitoring missions March 1999 IUCN mission; April 2008: World Heritage Centre / IUCN reactive monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

  • a)

    Proposed development of hydropower dams;

  • b)

    Pressure to re-open illegal road;

  • c)

    Illegal logging and hunting;

  • d)

    Uncoordinated developments;

  • e)

    Lack of transboundary cooperation;

  • f)

    Lack of sustainable financing;

  • g)

    Problems associated with public use;

  • h)

    Lack of a comprehensive public use plan.

Illustrative material http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/355

Current conservation issues

On 11 March 2010, the World Heritage Centre received the State Party’s Portuguese language report on the state of conservation of the property. Upon request, a French

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

WHC-10/34.COM/7B.Add, p. 58

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