1.         Garamba National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (N 136)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1980

Criteria  (vii)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   1984-1992, 1996-present

Threats for which the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Not yet drafted; In progress; Drafted; proposed for adoption in the draft Decision below ; Adopted, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/xxxx/

Corrective measures identified

Not yet identified; In progress; Identified; proposed for adoption in the draft Decision below ; Adopted, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/xxxx

Timeframe for the implementation of the corrective measures

Not yet identified; In progress; Identified; proposed for adoption in the draft Decision below ; Adopted, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/xxxx

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/136/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1980-2000)
Total amount approved: USD 248,270
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/136/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount provided to the property: The property received substantial support through the United Nations Foundation and Belgium funded programme for the Conservation of the DRC World Heritage properties. In the first phase (2001–2005), approximately USD 600,000 was disbursed for staff allowances, equipment, community conservation, monitoring and training activities. Under the second phase (2005-2008) a substantial contribution is planned towards the emergency action plan (USD 300,000) and community conservation activities (USD 300,000) with funding from the Government of Italy.

Previous monitoring missions

No monitoring mission but several UNESCO missions in the framework of the UNF project.

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Armed conflict and political instability ;

b) Poaching by local and Sudanese poachers ;

c) Inadequate management capacity. 

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/136/

Current conservation issues

350 words

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

500 words

Draft Decision: 41 COM 7A.

The World Heritage Committee,

1.         Having examined Document WHC/17/41.COM/7A,

2.         Recalling Decision

2.         Heading 7

a)         Heading 8

(i)         Heading 9

2.         Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2018, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session in 2018;

2.         Decides to retain Garamba National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.