State of Conservation (SOC)
Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 0USD
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Heavy poaching; Lack of management plan; Poissible transfer of the management of the site to a private foundation
Current conservation issues
In response to the December 1992 request of the World Heritage Committee, two meetings were held with representatives of the Central African Republic (CAR) to discuss:
(a) the protection of the site;
(b) participation of local people, and
(c) the social-economic ramifications of a "privatized management regime".
The first meeting in April determined that the issues were of an administrative and legal nature rather than ecological and thus it was decided not to carry out a field mission.
On 10 May 1993 legal representatives of the Central African Republic, UNESCO and IUCN met at the World Heritage Centre to review the above-mentioned items.
The Centre will report to the Committee when new information becomes available on the new management options which are under consideration. However, continuing instability in the area makes any implementation difficult.
Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
Central African Republic
Date of Inscription: 1988
Nomination records (Year): 1987
- Illegal activities
- Management systems/ management plan
- Other Threats:
Inscription on the Danger List
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”).
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