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State of Conservation (SOC)

Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves

Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Date of Inscription: 1991
Nomination records (Year): 1990
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Illegal activities
  • War
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1992
Threats to the Site:

The region having recently suffered from military conflict and civil disturbance, the Government of Niger asked the Director- General of UNESCO to launch an appeal for the protection of the site, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991. Six members of the Reserve staff were being held as hostages since February 1992 and, in compliance with the request of Niger's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, the Committee decided to inscribe the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.


* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.