State of Conservation (SOC)
Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park (1990)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
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Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
[Oral report by IUCN]
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Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park (Central African Republic)
The Committee took note of IUCN's concerns about the integrity of this property, which is still threatened by heavy poaching despite an EECfinanced project to restore the park. The Committee also noted that a preliminary report on the implementation of this project should be available within one year and requested the Secretariat and IUCN to continue to monitor the state of conservation of this property.
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Central African Republic
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1997
Threats to the Site:
The site was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger following reports of illegal grazing and poaching by heavily armed hunters, who, according to some reports, may have harvested as much as 80% of the park's wildlife. The shooting of four members of the park staff in early 1997 and a general state of deteriorating security have brought all development projects and tourism to a halt.
The government of the Central African Republic has proposed to assign site management responsibility to a private Foundation.
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”).