1.         Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) (N 25)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (vii)(x)

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

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1980-1982)
Total amount approved: USD 49,132
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Construction of dams

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1985

[Oral report]

The immediate situation of this Park, which is threatened by a large hydro-agricultural project, has been alleviated
by the construction of a temporary canal. The longer term solutions were investigated by IUCN, Unesco, the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities at a special workshop held in Senegal in July 1985. The main conclusions of this meeting included the agreement to establish the contiguous area to Djoudj in Mauritania known as Diawling as a national park and to eventually nominate this site with Djoudj as a transfrontier World Heritage property. 

Also, the completion of the Diama dam in 1986 would improve the water supply for Djoudj, although the effects of another dam, at Manatali, to be completed in 1989 were as yet unknown.

 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

IUCN indicated that, in the light of this favorable progress, Djoudj National Park could perhaps be removed the List of World Heritage in Danger by 1987.

Decision Adopted: 9 COM XIII.A

Djoudj National Park, Senegal: The immediate situation of this Park, which is threatened by a large hydro-agricultural project, has been alleviated by the construction of a temporary canal. The longer term solutions were investigated by IUCN, Unesco, the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities at a special workshop held in Senegal in July 1985. The main conclusions of this meeting included the agreement to establish the contiguous area to Djoudj in Mauritania known as Diawling as a national park and to eventually nominate this site with Djoudj as a transfrontier World Heritage property. Also, the completion of the Diama dam in 1986 would improve the water supply for Djoudj, although the effects of another dam, at Manatali, to be completed in 1989 were as yet unknown. IUCN indicated that, in the light of this favorable progress, Djoudj National Park could perhaps be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger by 1987.