State of Conservation (SOC)
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (1992)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:79,132USD
|1992||Purchase of redwood and other materials for repairing sluice ...||10,000 USD|
|1988||Financial contribution to repair sluices in Djoudj National Park||20,000 USD|
|1982||Equipment for biological research and surveillance at Djoudj ...||29,132 USD|
|1980||Joint mission to draw up a plan of protection for Djoudj National ...||20,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Construction of a dam (issue resolved)
Current conservation issues
The Committee may recall that the repair of barrages and gates regulating water flow into this wetland area was financed by the World Heritage Fund in 1988. The Senegalese authorities, by their letter of 25 August 1992, have informed the World Heritage Centre that the parallel wooden planks, held together by clay, which keep the gates dry and resistant to water-leaks and seepage to and from the Djoudj River, have been found to be defective, and have requested assistance for the purchase of wood for replacing the existing ones at an estimated total cost of about US$ 10,000. The proposal is being submitted to the consideration of the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee for approval.
Analysis and Conclusion
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Djoudj National Park (Senegal)
The Committee recalled that the repair of barrages and gates regulating water flow into this wetland area was financed by the World Heritage Fund in 1988. The Committee noted that the parallel wooden planks, held together by clay, which keep the gates dry and resistant to water leaks and seepage to and from the Djoudj River, have been found to be defective, and that the Senegalese authorities had been provided emergency assistance for the purchase of wood to replace the existing planks at an estimated total cost of about US$10,000. The Delegate of Senegal thanked the Committee and informed the members that repair work was progressing rapidly and satisfactorily.
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2000 -2006
Threats to the Site:
The sanctuary is threatened by an aquatic fern, Salvinia molesta, which proliferates across the river and invades neighboring Mauritania Diawling park. An attempt biological control - by introducing beetles eating plants supplied by South Africa - has not yielded the expected results.
The national authorities are in favor of registration to facilitate their task and to appeal to donors.Year: 1984 -1988
Threats to the Site:
The Committee was informed by IUCN that the immediate threat posed by the earthen dam upstream from this property had been removed since the recent rains had been sufficiently abundant to wash this temporary dam away. However, the longer term threat posed by the dam to be constructed down-stream still remained and still,seriously jeopardised the future of this site.
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”).