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World Heritage 31 COM

    Distribution Limited WHC-07/31.COM/7B

    Paris, 10 May 2007

    Original: English / French

    UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC

     AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

    CONVENTION CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF

    THE WORLD CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE

    World Heritage Committee

    Thirty first Session

    Christchurch, New Zealand

     23 June 2 July 2007

Item 7B of the Provisional Agenda: State of conservation of World Heritage

    properties inscribed on the World Heritage List

    SUMMARY

As per Decision 7 EXT.COM 4B.1, paragraph 9, this document contains

    information on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, and is separated in three categories:

    1. State of conservation reports for adoption requiring discussion by the

    Committee, and concerning properties considered for in-Danger listing; 2. State of conservation reports for adoption requiring discussion by the

    Committee;

    3. State of conservation reports for adoption requiring no discussion by the

    Committee;

    Decision required: The Committee is requested to review the reports on the state of conservation of properties contained in this document. In certain cases, the Committee may wish to decide to discuss in detail the state of conservation reports which are submitted for adoption without discussion. The Committee may wish to adopt the draft Decision presented at the end of each state of conservation report.

    The full reports of Reactive Monitoring missions requested by the Committee are available at the following Web address in their original language: http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2007/

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Table of content

    I. INTRODUCTION ...........................................................................................................7 II. STRUCTURE OF THE DOCUMENT .............................................................................9 III. REPORTS ON THE STATE OF CONSERVATION OF PROPERTIES INSCRIBED ON

    THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST ....................................................................................11

    NATURAL PROPERTIES .....................................................................................................11 AFRICA .............................................................................................................................11

    FOR CONSIDERATION FOR IN-DANGER LISTING ..................................................11

    1. Niokolo-Koba (Senegal) (N 153) ......................................................................11

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION .............................................................15

    2. Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) (N 39) .............15

    3. Selous Game Reserve (United Republic of Tanzania) (N 199) .........................15

    4. Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (Zambia / Zimbabwe) (N 509) ...........................15

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION .......................................................19

    5. Dja Wildlife Reserve (Cameroun) (N 407) ........................................................19

    6. Taï National Park (Côte d‟Ivoire) (N 195)..........................................................21

    7. Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) (N 25)..............................................24

    8. Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (South Africa) (N 1007 rev) .....................27

    9. Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda) (N 684) ......................................27

    10. Serengeti National Park (United Republic of Tanzania) (N 156) .......................29 ARAB STATES ..................................................................................................................32

    FOR CONSIDERATION FOR IN-DANGER LISTING ..................................................32

    11. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman) (N 654)..........................................................32

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION .......................................................35

    12. Banc d'Arguin National Park (Mauritania) (N 506) ............................................35

    13. Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) (N 8) ................................................................38 ASIA-PACIFIC ...................................................................................................................41

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION .............................................................41

    14. Macquarie Island (Australia) (N 629 rev) ..........................................................41

    15. Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (China) (N 1083) .................43

    16. Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra (Indonesia) (N 1167) .........................45

    17. Keoladeo National Park (India) (N 340) ............................................................49

    18. Lorentz National Park (Indonesia) (N 955) .......................................................52

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION .......................................................55

    19. Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal) (N 120) ......................................................55

    20. Tubbataha Reef Marine Park (Philippines) (N 653) ..........................................57 State of conservation of World Heritage properties WHC-07/31.COM/7B, p. 1

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    21. East Rennell (Solomon Islands) (N 854)...........................................................59

    22. Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (Thailand) (N 590) .........................61

    23. Ha Long Bay (Viet Nam) (N 672 bis) ................................................................63 EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA ....................................................................................67

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION .............................................................67

    24. Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) (Italy) (N 908) .......................................................67

    25. Golden Mountains of Altai (Russian Federation) (N 768 rev) ............................67

    26. Volcanoes of Kamchatka (Russian Federation) (N 765 bis)..............................69

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION .......................................................69

    27. Pirin National Park (Bulgaria) (N 225) ..............................................................69

    28. Ilulissat Icefjord (Denmark) (N 1149) ................................................................72

    29. Durmitor National Park (Montenegro) (N 100 bis) .............................................74

    30. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest (Belarus / Poland) (N 33-627) ....74

    31. Lake Baikal (Russian Federation) (N 754) ........................................................77

    32. Western Caucasus (Russian Federation) (N 900) ............................................81

    33. Dorset and East Devon Coast (United Kingdom) (N 1029) ...............................83

    34. Henderson Island (United Kingdom) (N 487) ....................................................84 LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN .........................................................................87

    FOR CONSIDERATION FOR IN-DANGER LISTING ..................................................87

    35. Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) (N 1 bis) .............................................................87

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION .............................................................91

    36. Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (Costa-

    Rica and Panama) (N 205 bis) .........................................................................91

    37. Alexander von Humboldt National Park (Cuba) (839 rev) .................................91

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION .......................................................93

    38. Iguazu National Park (Argentina) (N 303) .........................................................93

    39. Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) (N 355) ...............................................................95

    40. Sangay National Park (Ecuador) (N 260) .........................................................97

    41. Manu National Park (Peru) (N 402) ..................................................................99

    42. Pitons Management Area (St. Lucia) (N 1161) ............................................... 101

    MIXED PROPERTIES ........................................................................................................ 103 ASIA-PACIFIC ................................................................................................................. 103

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 103

    43. Tasmanian Wilderness (Australia) (C/N 181) ................................................. 103 EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA .................................................................................. 107

    FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 107

    44. Pyrénées Mont Perdu (France / Spain) (C/N 773 bis).................................. 107 State of conservation of World Heritage properties WHC-07/31.COM/7B, p. 2

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    LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ....................................................................... 110 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 110 45. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Peru) (C/N 274) .................................... 110

    CULTURAL PROPERTIES................................................................................................. 111

    AFRICA ........................................................................................................................... 111 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 111 46. Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela (Ethiopia) (C 18) ........................................... 111 47. Timbuktu (Mali) (C 119 rev) ............................................................................ 114 48. Island of Mozambique (Mozambique) (C 599) ................................................ 117 49. Stone Town of Zanzibar (United Republic of Tanzania) (C 173 Rev).............. 117 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION ..................................................... 119 50. Lamu Old Town (Kenya) (C 1055) .................................................................. 119 51. Old Towns of Djenné (Mali) (C 116 rev) ......................................................... 122 52. Island of Gorée (Senegal) (C 26) ................................................................... 124 53. Robben Island (South Africa) (C 916) ............................................................. 127

    ARAB STATES ................................................................................................................ 130 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 130 54. Tipasa (Algeria) (C 193) ................................................................................. 130 55. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (Egypt) (C 87) .......................................... 133 56. Islamic Cairo (Egypt) (C 89) ........................................................................... 133 57. Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa‟a) (Jordan) (C 1093) ......................................... 133 58. Ancient City of Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic) (C 20) ............................... 136 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION ..................................................... 136 59. Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria) (C 565) ................................................................ 136 60. Qal‟at al-Bahrain Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun (Bahrain) (C 1192)

     ....................................................................................................................... 138 61. Memphis and its Necropolis the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt)

    (C 86) ............................................................................................................. 140 62. Tyr (Lebanon) (C 299) .................................................................................... 142 63. Archaeological Site of Cyrene (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) (C 190) ................... 144 64. Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (Mauritania) (C 750)

     ....................................................................................................................... 147 65. Ksar Aït Ben Haddou (Morocco) (C 444) ........................................................ 147 66. Archaeological site of Volubilis (Morocco) (C 836) ......................................... 150 67. Bahla Fort (Oman) (C 433) ............................................................................. 152 68. Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman (Oman) (C 1207) ......................................... 153

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    ASIA-PACIFIC ................................................................................................................. 157 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 157 69. Old Town of Lijiang (China) (C 811) ............................................................... 157 70. Sangiran Early Man Site (Indonesia) (C 593) ................................................. 157 71. Meidan Emam, Esfahan (Islamic Republic of Iran) (C 115) ............................ 157 72. Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara (Japan) (C 870)..................................... 157 73. Town of Luang Prabang (Lao People Democratic Republic) (C 479 rev) ........ 160 74. Samarkand - Crossroad of Cultures (Uzbekistan) (C 603 rev) ........................ 160 75. Complex of Hué Monuments (Viet Nam) (C 678) ........................................... 160 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION ..................................................... 161 76. The Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur (Bangladesh) (C 322) ............. 161 77. Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa (China) (C 707 ter) ................ 163 78. World Heritage Properties in Beijing (China) (C 880 - C 881 -C 439bis) ......... 166 79. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (India) (C 1101) ......................... 166 80. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri (India) (C 251- C 252 - C 255) ......... 166 81. Group of Monuments at Hampi (India) (C 241) ............................................... 166 82. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodhgaya (India) (C1056 rev) ...................... 166 83. Prambanan Temple Compounds (Indonesia) (C 642) .................................... 169 84. Borobudur Temple Compounds (Indonesia) (C 592) ...................................... 171 85. Historical Monuments of Thatta (Pakistan) (C 143) ........................................ 174 86. Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro (Pakistan) (C 138) ................................ 176 87. Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz (Uzbekistan) (C 885) .................................... 178

    EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA .................................................................................. 181 FOR CONSIDERATION FOR IN-DANGER LISTING ................................................ 181 88. Kizhi Pogost (Russian Federation) (C 540) .................................................... 181 89. Historic Areas of Istanbul (Turkey) (C 356) ..................................................... 181 90. Tower of London (United Kingdom) (C 488) ................................................... 184 91. Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church (United

    Kingdom) (C 426) ........................................................................................... 188 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 192 92. Butrint (Albania) (C 570 bis) ........................................................................... 192 93. Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (C 946 rev)

     ....................................................................................................................... 192 94. Historic Centre of Prague (Czech Republic) (C 616) ...................................... 194 95. Historic centre (Old Town) of Tallin (Estonia) (C 822)..................................... 194 96. Historical Monuments of Mtskheta (Georgia) (C 708) ..................................... 194 97. Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) (C 710) ............................ 194 98. Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof (Germany) (C 1155) ..................... 194

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    99. Historic Centre of Riga (Latvia) (C 852) .......................................................... 196 100. Natural and Culturo-historical Region of Kotor (Montenegro) (C 125) ............. 199 101. Auschwitz Concentration Camp (Poland) (C 31) ............................................ 199 102. Historic Centre of St Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (Russian

    Federation) (C 540) ........................................................................................ 199 103. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (Russian Federation) (C 545)................... 202 104. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (United Kingdom) (373) ............. 204 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION ..................................................... 205 105. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (Austria) (C 784) ................................. 205 106. City of Graz Historic Centre (Austria) (C 931) .............................................. 208 107. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape (Austria/Hungary) (C 772 rev) ...... 210 108. Belfries of Belgium and France (Belgium/France) (C 943bis) ......................... 213 109. Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic) (C 617) .......................... 215 110. Cologne Cathedral (Germany) (C 292 rev) ..................................................... 217 111. Classical Weimar (Germany) (C 846) ............................................................. 218 112. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica (Italy) (C 94) ................................................. 219 113. City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (Italy) (C 712 bis)........ 222 114. Curonian Spit (Lithuania / Russian Federation) (C 994) ................................. 224 115. The Megalithic Temples of Malta (Malta) (C 132 bis)...................................... 226 116. Cultural Landscape of Sintra (Portugal) (C 723) ............................................. 228 117. Historic Centre of Sighisoara (Romania) (C 902) ............................................ 230 118. Old Town of Avila with its Extra-Muros Churches (Spain) (C 348 rev) ............ 233 119. Old City of Salamanca (Spain) (C 381 rev) ..................................................... 235 120. L‟viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre (Ukraine) (C 865) ........................ 237 121. Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City (United Kingdom) (C 1150) ................... 240

    LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN ....................................................................... 244 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING DISCUSSION ........................................................... 244 122. Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo,

    (Panama) (C 135) .......................................................................................... 244 123. Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa (Peru) (C 1016) ............................... 246 FOR ADOPTION REQUIRING NO DISCUSSION ..................................................... 248 124. San Agustín Archaeological Park (Colombia) (C 744) .................................... 248 125. Colonial City of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (C 526) ...................... 251 126. Maya Site of Copán (Honduras) (C 120) ........................................................ 253 127. Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (Mexico) (C 414) ........................................ 256 128. Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco (Mexico) (C 412) .................... 259 129. Chavín Archaeological Site (Peru) (C 330) ..................................................... 261 130. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana (Peru) (C 700) ........ 263

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I. INTRODUCTION

    This document deals with reactive monitoring as it is defined in paragraph 169 of the Operational Guidelines: "The reporting by the World Heritage Centre, other sectors of UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies to the Bureau and the Committee on the state of conservation of specific World Heritage properties that are under threat". Reactive monitoring is foreseen in the procedures for the inclusion of properties in the List of World Heritage in Danger (paragraphs 177-191 of the Operational Guidelines) and for the eventual removal of

    properties from the World Heritage List (paragraphs 192-198 of the Operational Guidelines).

    By its Decision 7 EXT.COM 4B.1, the Committee had requested that the Director of the

    World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, propose at its 29th session: a) Criteria to present State of Conservation reports before the Committee; b) Criteria orienting the inclusion of a property in the category “for adoption requiring

    discussion” and the category “for adoption requiring no discussion”;

    These criteria were proposed by the World Heritage Centre in 2006 and are reiterated within this introductory section.

    The properties to be reported on have been selected, among all those inscribed on the World Heritage List, in consultation between the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies. In making the selection, the following have been considered:

    ; Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List in Danger (Cf. Documents WHC-

    07/31.COM/7A and WHC-07/31.COM/7A.Add);

    ; Properties for which state-of-conservation reports and/or reactive monitoring missions

    were requested by the Committee at previous sessions;

    ; Properties which have come under serious threat since the last session of the

    Committee and which require urgent actions;

    ; Properties where, upon inscription, follow-up was requested by the Committee.

    The draft decisions prepared by the World Heritage Centre, in consultation with the Advisory Bodies, reflect an attempt, wherever possible, to establish a two yearly reporting cycle for

    most of the World Heritage properties under consideration. This would reduce the number of state of conservation reports to be examined by the Committee (which this year have reached the record number of 161), starting from next year, and provide to States Parties a more realistic timeframe to report on progress achieved on the recommendations by the Committee. Exceptions to this approach have been made when special circumstances demanded annual review.

    The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies have also agreed to study the possibility of setting-up a regional review of the state of conservation of World Heritage properties on a regular basis (combined with the Periodic reporting process). This would allow consideration of properties which have never been subjected to the reporting process, or which have not been considered for many years, and the possible “phasing-out” of others as appropriate.

    Finally, it is important to clarify the nature of the different types of missions referred to in the state of conservation reports. Whereas all missions conducted to World Heritage properties and mentioned in the reports should be considered as “official” UNESCO missions, they can be grouped in various categories as follows:

    ; Reactive Monitoring missions requested by the Committee;

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    ; Monitoring and advisory missions carried out by UNESCO staff or consultants in the

    framework of projects;

    ; Visits to World Heritage properties by UNESCO staff on the occasion of workshops or

    other events.

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