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State of Conservation (SOC)

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  Côte d'Ivoire
  Guinea
Date of Inscription: 1981
Nomination records (Year): 1980
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Danger List: Yes
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Threats*
  • Crop production
  • Illegal activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Mining
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1992
Threats to the Site:

The Reserve was inscribed on the List of the World Heritage in Danger as a result of two factors:

  • a proposed iron-ore mining concession to an international consortium;
  • the arrival of a large number of refugees to areas in and around the Guinean part of the site.

The granting of the concession was announced in 1992 and included portions of the WH site.



* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.