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 1979-1986)
Total amount approved: USD 75,350
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/39/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions

IUCN mission 21-24 April 1986

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Shortcomings in the management

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

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

An IUCN mission visited the NCA 21-24 April to meet with the Acting Conservator, to review conditions and to assist in formulating a request for technical assistance.

Conditions were still much the same as described at the 7th and 8th Committee meetings with severe shortages of equipment and supplies necessary for effective management. A key immediate need is vehicles for patrol and administration. 

Two project requests were prepared and submitted to the World Heritage Secretariat by the Unesco representative for Tanzania, and approved for immediate implementation. Further assistance in the order of several million dollars is being sought from NORAD as a result of the December IUCN workshop. 

If a portion of this is obtained, IUCN would recommend removal of the site from the Danger List.


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


Decision Adopted: 10 COM IX.A.14-15

14. As in previous years, IUCN reported on the conservation of natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger. An information document (CC-86/CONF.003/INF.4) prepared by IUCN presented up-to-date information on some 16 natural properties.

15. The Committee was glad to learn of improvements or of a stabilisation in the previously deteriorating situation of certain properties, notably Djoudj National Park (Senegal), Ngorongoro Conservation area (Tanzania) and Garamba National Park (Zaire) (all inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger). Improvements were also noted for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Australia), Pirin National Park (Bulgaria), Manas Tiger Reserve (India), Niokolo Koba National Park (Senegal) and Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). The Committee requested IUCN to keep it informed of the conservation status of Iguazu and Los Glaciares National Parks (Argentina), Mt. Nimba (Guinea/Côte d'Ivoire) and Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia).