Decisión del Comité de Sitios Patrimonio Mundial sobre amenazas del Sitio de Patrimonio Mundial La Amistad

Talamanca Range – La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica and Panama) (N 205 bis)

Decision: 31 COM 7B.36

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7B.Add,

2. Recalling Decision 28 COM 15B.33, adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Regrets that plans for hydroelectric dams adjacent to the property’s boundaries have

not been communicated to the World Heritage Centre, as per Paragraph 172 of the

Operational Guidelines;

4. Notes with concern that the Outstanding Universal Value of the property may be at risk

from these dams, from poaching, and from encroachment by local farmers on both sides of the international boundary;

5. Requests the States Party of Panama and Costa Rica to jointly invite a World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission in 2008 to asses the state of conservation of the property with a particular focus on evaluating the status and impacts of hydroelectric dam construction, of assessing the extent of incompatible land uses and measures in place to deal with them, and assessing other conservation threats to the property.

6. Also requests the States Party of Panama and Costa Rica to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2008 a report on the state of conservation of the property, including the implications of the proposed hydroelectric dams on the aquatic biodiversity of the Changuinola /Teribe watershed, the presence of incompatible land uses within the property’s boundaries, updated information on poaching activities, and on the measures taken to deal effectively with these issues, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session in 2008.

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
WHC-07/31.COM/24
Paris, 31 July 2007
Original: English/French