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1 World Heritage ‘Year of Reflection’ Workshop, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 2-3 March 2006 Jon Day Director - Conservation, Heritage & Indigenous Partnerships Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Periodic reporting in natural World Heritage Areas …a World Heritage manager’s perspective

2 Key points that may be useful when considering periodic reporting 1.Relatively simple – 15 pages to address key aspects 2.Focussed just on the five key issues 3.Repeatable – easily updated (completed three times over 4 years) 4.Listed key threats & actions to address those threats - including external threats (i.e. outside World Heritage Area - WHA) 5.Indicated complexity of the task – many actions required long term solutions; many actions also involved external agencies 6.Useful for me as a manager to monitor progress

3 Periodic reports – Part II Statement of Significance Criteria for World Heritage listing Statement of Integrity Management arrangements Plans of management Scientific & technical studies Management agency Factors affecting the World Heritage property Monitoring Conclusions Main conclusion re values Responsible implementing/agencies Timeframes

4 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values that Describe the key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effectiven ess of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority & the scale at which issue is operatin g List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

5 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effectiven ess of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority & the scale at which issue is operatin g List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

6 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effectiven ess of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority & the scale at which issue is operatin g List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

7 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effectiven ess of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority & the scale at which issue is operatin g List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

8 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effective- ness of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority & the scale at which issue is operatin g List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

9 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effective- ness of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority and the scale at which issue is opera- ting List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

10 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effective- ness of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority and the scale at which issue is opera- ting List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc

11 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effective- ness of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority and the scale at which issue is opera- ting List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc…

12 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments List the natural and/or cultural criteria for WH listing Briefing outline the WH values Describe the Key factors that are affecting the WH values in (2) Describe the various manag’t actions underway to address the factors in (3) Describe any monitor- ing assessing the effective- ness of (2) & (3) Clarify the priority and the scale at which issue is opera- ting List lead agency first (and others involved) Estimate due date etc…

13 Possible Periodic Report format - matrix Criteria for WH listing WH Value Factors affecting WHA/ WH values Manag’t Actions Monitor- ing Priority & scale Lead Agency (& others involved) Due date & comments Advantages Retains main components of existing report, but more effectively shows linkages between above components Highlights significant ‘gaps’ (eg monitoring lacking against important adverse impact) Is a more concise form of Periodic Reporting Would assist in making better comparisons over successive Periodic Reports Similar information required for other Conventions.

14 Conclusions (cont) Need to keep reporting simple – managers are flat out managing, and will make little time for filling in forms UNLESS they see it can help them. Consider using pictures, graphs – “a picture paints a 1000 words” Trends are most useful over time (whether PR, RM or basic monitoring)…recognise that this will only happen if “comparing apples with apples”! Recognise some of the main excuses for ineffective reporting …. … Too bureaucratic, lack of consistent approach, concern about ‘what it might show’. Need to change Periodic Reporting do be simpler, more repeatable and less onerous for managers. Problems of databases as a basis for decisions if information is not correct.


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