1.         Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (Côte d'Ivoire,Guinea) (N 155bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (ix)(x)

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

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/155/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1981-1986)
Total amount approved: USD 112,882
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/155/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Lack of Management Plan; Lack of funding; Poaching; New railway

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/155/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1987

IUCN has sent a letter of concern to the World Bank over potential impacts of a new railway line to serve a $300 million iron ore mine investment, that would further damage this site. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

The Committee should request a status report on the area from the relevant authorities.

Decision Adopted: 11 COM VIII.18

18. The Committee requested its Chairman to write to the authorities concerned for the following natural sites mentioned in the IUCN document in order that progress reports could be submitted to the Committee at its next session: Western Tasmania National Parks (Australia); Mt.Nimba (Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea); Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary (Peru); Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal); Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania).