State of Conservation (SOC)
Niokolo-Koba National Park (1993)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:107,845USD
|1991||Purchase of 2 all-terrain vehicles to improve patrolling within ...||45,000 USD|
|1990||Consultancy services for environmental and socio-economic impact ...||20,000 USD|
|1986||Additional cost of radios ordered in 1985 for Niokolo-Koba ...||6,196 USD|
|1985||Purchase of 4 portable radios for protection programme for ...||9,618 USD|
|1982||Vehicles, camping equipment and radio communication material for ...||27,031 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Road project; Poaching; Management issues
Current conservation issues
The Bureau recalled that at its sixteenth session in July 1992 it had requested IUCN to provide a report on the progress in the implementation of measures to mitigate environmental impacts of a road construction project in this Park. The Representative of IUCN informed the Bureau that the University of Dakar, Senegal, had undertaken an independent assessment of the implementation of mitigation measures and that the findings of this study had been validated by the Regional Representative of IUCN for West Africa. The Bureau was pleased to note that the study had found the implementation of mitigation measures to be satisfactory and the impacts on the Park to be minimal. However, the Bureau noted that the implementation of the road construction project had caused a number of concerns, particularly the wider impacts due to the presence of a new transportation corridor traversing the region, which were not originally foreseen. The Bureau commended the Senegalese National Park authorities to report on the long-term future of the Park, and to elaborated strategies which would become part of a major project for ensuring the future of the Park. A donors' meeting, co-sponsored by the Senegalese National Park authorities and IUCN's Regional Office for West Africa was scheduled for 28 June 1993.
At this point in time we have not received a report on the results of this meeting. IUCN will provide a report on the progress of the state of conservation and the implementation of projects concerning the Niokolo-Koba National Park.
Analysis and Conclusion
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Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal)
The Representative of IUCN informed the Committee that the road project was almost completed and that the University of Dakar had finished an environmental assessment study on the impacts of the road construction. A donors' round table was held in June and has led to a project supported by the French Government for the future management of the Park. The Centre was requested to transmit the Committee's views to the appropriate authorities in Senegal and to be kept informed about the long-term effects of the improved road access on the Park. In the light of the fortieth anniversary of the Park in 1994, the Centre was asked to collaborate with the Park authorities in marking this event.
No draft Decision
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2007
Threats to the Site:
b) Livestock grazing.
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”).