1.         Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) (C/N 39bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1979

Criteria  (iv)(vii)(viii)(ix)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger   1984-1989

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1979-2004)
Total amount approved: USD 255,139
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Ngorongoro Conservation Area was included in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1984 due to poaching and threats posed by illegal agricultural encroachments. Continuous monitoring and technical assistance projects contributed towards improving the state of conservation leading to the removal of the site from the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1989. Recent increased and growing pressure for land as well as increased overgrazing and tourist vehicle activity cause major threats to the site.

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

No report or information on the States Party’s response to the Ngorongoro Crater Ungulate Study has been received from the State Party at the time of the preparation of this document.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies


Decision Adopted: 28 COM 15B.6

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Urges the State Party to provide a report on the state of conservation of the property as requested by the 26th Session of the Committee by 1 February 2005 for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.