Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1980
Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger 1997-present
Threats for which the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
A draft has been developed during the 2009 reactive monitoring mission (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/137/documents), but the indicators still need to be quantified based on the results of a census of large mammals.
Corrective measures identified
Adopted, See page http://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4081
Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/137/documents/
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 119,270
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/137/assistance/
UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds
Total amount provided to the property: Conservation Programme for the DRC World Heritage properties (DRC Programme) financed by the United Nations Foundation (UNF), Italy and Belgium (2001-2005): approximately USD 300,000; (2005-2009): USD 300,000; (2010-2012): USD 350,000. Financial support (USD 30,000) in 2008 granted by the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) for the rehabilitation of a control post at Itebéro.
Previous monitoring missions
1996 and 2006: several World Heritage Centre missions in the framework of the DRC Programme. December 2009: IUCN/World Heritage Centre reactive monitoring mission.
Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports
a) Presence of armed groups, lack of security and political instability rendering a large part of the property inacessible to the guards;
b) Attribution of mining permits inside the property;
c) Poaching by armed military groups;
d) Villages in the ecologicalcorridor between the highland and lowland sectors of the park;
e) Illegal mining and deforestation.
Illustrative material see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/137/
Current conservation issues
Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN
The World Heritage Committee,
1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7A,
2. Recalling Decision
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2. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016;
2. Decides to retain Kahuzi-Biega National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.