State of Conservation (SOC)
Virunga National Park (1997)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Danger List: Yes
Document Source: WHC.97/CONF.208/08A
Threats*: Civil unrest Financial resources Fishing/collecting aquatic resources Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Illegal activities Land conversion Mining
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”).