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State of Conservation (SOC)

Salonga National Park

Salonga National Park
  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date of Inscription: 1984
Nomination records (Year): 1983
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Civil unrest
  • Illegal activities
  • Indigenous hunting, gathering and collecting
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Oil and gas
  • War
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1999
Threats to the Site:

The Salonga National Park was the only one of five sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo which was not included on the List of World Heritage in Danger.Due to its central location in the country, it was less affected by the ongoing armed conflicts.

Poaching and housing construction, however, affect the integrity of the site and its inclusion will allow Salonga - like the four other sites in this country - to benefit from the UNESCO project, funded in large part by the United Nations Foundation, to provide assistance - amounting to USD 4.1 million - in areas such as training of personnel and equipment, as well as protection of biodiversity.

* : 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.