1.         Dja Faunal Reserve (Cameroon) (N 407)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (ix)(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/407/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1987-1997)
Total amount approved: USD 84,700
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/407/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

Total amount provided to the property: USD 60,000 from the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO. The Dja Faunal Reserve benefited from part of the USD 193,275 in 2008 and a part of USD 118 725 in 2009, allocated within the framework of the Central Africa World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI) to the South-eastern Cameroon region. 

Previous monitoring missions

March 1998: UNESCO monitoring mission; June 2006: World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission; December 2009: World Heritage Centre/IUCN reactive monitoring mission

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

a) Lack of implementation and full approval of management plan;

b) Industrial mining activities proposed adjacent to the property;

c) Industrial farming proposed in the buffer zone;

d) Threats from commercial hunting; deforestation around the property.

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/407/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2010

On 21 January 2010, the State Party transmitted a state of conservation report of the property containing the following information to the World Heritage Centre: progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2006 joint mission, progress in the implementation of the activities of the development plan for the property, a copy of the Decree N° 2007/10929 of 9 July 2007 concerning the establishment of the Dja Wildlife Reserve, and a copy of Decision 0330D/MINFOF/SG/DFAP of 29 April 2008 concerning the organization of the management of the Reserve. The report formulates several suggestions concerning mining activities by the GEOVIC Company and in particular with regard to the environmental impact study and management of the property. These State Party’ suggestions are as follows: