State of Conservation (SOC)
Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas (1987)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:0USD
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
Rhinos continue to be poached at the rate of almost one per day and poachers killed at the rate of one per month (29 to date). Various actions are underway to contain the problem and a helicopter has been provided by WWF.
As the main incursions are from across the border in Zambia, efforts at the diplomatic level have also been made.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Committee may wish to encourage the Government of Zambia to nominate the adjoining border park in Zambia to add to the existing Mana Pools site in Zimbabwe and indicate that support from the Fund could be requested to strengthen management controls in that area.
Link to the decision
21. The Committee noted the very serious problems of poaching in the Mana Pools Complex (Zimbabwe) and noted that the procedure had been started by the Zimbabwe authorities to nominate this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
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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”).