1.         Taï National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) (N 195)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1982

Criteria  (vii)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/195/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1983-1990)
Total amount approved: USD 49,500
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/195/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/195/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1990

Following continuous cooperation between the Secretariat and the Ivoirian authorities a preparatory assistance project for the preparation of an integrated project for safeguarding this site, taking into consideration the needs of people living in the vicinity of the site, has been launched. The project document, which would be prepared as an output of the preparatory assistance project, is expected to be finalized by the end of 1990 and would then be submitted to multilateral donors, such as UNDP, for consideration for funding.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1990

N/A

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 14 BUR IV.A.16

The Bureau noted that the Chairman had approved US $7,500 under preparatory assistance for drawing up a technical co-operation project for buffer zone development which could benefit local people resident around this park. In the meantime, however, the Bureau was concerned about reports of heavy commercial poaching in the area, particularly on Maxwell's duikers. The Bureau was informed that a meeting is scheduled to be held in Abidjan, Côted'Ivoire, on 27 June 1990, with Unesco, UNDP and several national agencies, at which proposals for launching a pilot project for the conservation of this site would be discussed. Depending on the outcome of this meeting the Bureau requested that the Secretariat contact the Ivoirian authorities to encourage them to nominate this site for inclusion in the List of World Heritage in Danger.