State of Conservation (SOC)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1990)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
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Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Construction of a dam (issue resolved); Bodo people insurgency; Illegal removal of vegetation and poaching
Current conservation issues
The Secretariat transmitted the concerns of the Bureau regarding the integrity of this site to the Indian authorities by a letter dated 8 August 1990.
The Indian authorities, by their letter of 22 August 1990, have acknowledged receipt of this letter and informed the Secretariat that the Bureau concerns have been communicated to the Director, Project Tiger, for a suitable response, since this site is being managed as a Tiger Reserve under this project.
Analysis and Conclusion
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Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
The Committee was concerned to note that the reserve was still occupied by Bodo Tribesmen, and that poaching and illegal removal of vegetation was continuing. The Committee expressed the view that this property met the criteria for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger and instructed the Secretariat to suggest to the Indian authorities that they consider such an inscription.
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1992 -2011
Threats to the Site:
The Committee decided to include this site on the World Heritage in Danger List in 1992, when it was invaded by militants of the Bodo tribe in Assam. Damage to the sanctuary was estimated at more than two million US dollars.
The site's infrastructure suffered considerable damage during 1992-93. Political instability seems to have led to poaching during this period of thirty-three rhinos.
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”).