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Welterbezentrum - World Heritage Marine Programme
The main task: the long-term preservation of the World Heritage Sites through an inventory. Establish a global manager ial heritage site community that shares shared best practice and managerial expertise across 49 sites. To train site manager to use ecosystem-based marine space as an instrument for optimising the protection of the marine world heritage.
Exploration of the high seas covered by the 1972 World Heritage Convention, an area that covers almost 60% of our oceans. On the basis of the available science and analyses, we are supporting the World Heritage Committee and our respective government to enable them to assess and supervise the state of preservation of the World Heritage marine areas.
This committee bases its decision on our yearly nature protection report. Our reporting is used by local authorities to steer their nature protection work. Authorities, municipalities, NGOs and companies working on the preservation of the areas use this information and the committee's decision to drive their work forward.
Almost half of all World Heritage sites containing core corals were affected by whitening stresses more than twice per decennium in 1985-2013. As a result, if CO2 levels are not reduced by the end of the millennium, there will be no longer any working system of algae corals.
Through the World Heritage Marine Site Manager Networks, we offer connectivity, capability development and cross-location training so that our site leaders can continually enhance their managerial work. Contractors personally convene every three years at our worldwide meetings and exchange best practises and other ressources on our site for construction supervisors.
Locations with bio-diversity connectivity have established official links across the ecosystem to protect migrating populations of the world. And we are proactively examining how the world's most prominent and almost universal ratification of the agreement could be extended to the high seas. 2. A World Heritage Site on the High Seas: A Decision:
World Heritage Committee, after reviewing WHC-15/39. The Council notes that the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for the Pashur River Excavation did not contain a separate evaluation of the site's possible impact on the property's outstanding universal value (OUV) other than the site,
invites the State Party to present to the World Heritage Centre an environmental impact evaluation of the possible impact on the OUV in accordance with the IUCN World Heritage Note and to make sure that the work is not carried out before the updated EIA is presented to the World Heritage Centre and verified by the IUCN;
Repeats its call on the State party to conduct a full Strategic Environmental Survey (SEA) to evaluate the direct and accumulated effects of nuclear installations and other trends in the area surrounding the site, which includes a special evaluation of the possible impact on its OUV; further calls on the State party to submit further detail on the reduction actions taken for the nuclear installation that should take full account of the SEA results; deplores the fact that the environmental surveillance information for the site required by the Committee in its Decision 35 COM 7B.
The IUCN has not received this report, and strongly encourages the State party to immediately present the results of the environmental management program for the site to the World Heritage Centre for IUCN verification to ensure that the effects of mitigation of global warming on the OUV are properly recorded, as originally required in Decision 33 COM 7B.
12. Further calls on the State party to further monitor the impact of the December 2014 spills on the marine ecosystem and to take action to avoid such incidents, using the knowledge gained to enhance its ability to prepare for and respond to spills, in particular in the light of the expected increase in the volume of shipping on rivers in the context of downstream generation activities;
Further calls on the State Party to request a WSC-IUCN reactive monitoring joint operation to assess the state of preservation of the site and the possible impact of the design of the Pashur River heating plants and dredge; further calls on the State Party to provide the WSC by 1 December 2016 with an update on the state of preservation of the site, together with a unilateral synthesis, and the conduct of the above measures for consideration by the World Heritage Committee at its forty-fourth anniversary meeting on 1 December 2016.