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State of Conservation (SOC)

Garamba National Park

Garamba National Park
  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date of Inscription: 1980
Nomination records (Year): 1979
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Danger List: Yes
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Threats*
  • Civil unrest
  • Illegal activities
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1996
Threats to the Site:

The Garamba National Park was inscribed again on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996 for the following reasons: 

a)         Increased poaching;

b)         Pressure linked to the civil war, thereby threatening the flagship species of the property.

Year: 1984 -1992
Threats to the Site:

The Garamba National Park was listed for the first time on the List of World Heritage in Danger between 1984 and 1992 due to a serious decline in the population of white rhinos. With the success of the measures taken by the World Heritage Committee, IUCN, WWF, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the national authorities, the rhino population has increased from an alarming  total of five specimens to thirty-five animals and the site was removed from the List of World Heritage in danger at the sixteenth session of the Committee in 1992.



* : 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.