State of Conservation (SOC)
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (1982)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 49,132USD
|1982||Equipment for biological research and surveillance at Djoudj ...||29,132 USD|
|1980||Joint mission to draw up a plan of protection for Djoudj National ...||20,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
The Committee approved without reservation the technical co-operation request from Senegal concerning Djoudj National Park.
It expressed its concern, however, concerning the consequences of the changes in the hydrological system on Djoudj National Park which would result from the works envisaged on the River Senegal and suggestedthat the authorities of Senegal request the inscription of this site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Link to the decision
41. On the basis of the recommendations of the working group, the Committee approved the following technical co-operation requests:
- Bulgaria - Boyana, Ivanovo and Madara Rider (request 42-43-45.1): $48,000
- Haiti - Citadel Henry, National History Park (request 180.1): $57,200
- Honduras - Maya site of Copan (request 129.1): $24,050
- Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Old City of Jerusalem (request 148.1): $100,000
- Pakistan - Archaeological ruins of Moenjodaro (request 138.1): $34,000
- Yugoslavia - Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor (request 125.1 rev): $50,000
Sub-total for technical co-operation requests concerning cultural properties: $313,250
- Ethiopia - Simien National Park (request 9.1 rev): $21,000
- Honduras - Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve (request 196.1 rev): $67,025
- Nepal - Sagarmatha National Park (request 120.1 3 rev): $61,995
- Panama - Darien National Park (request 159.1 rev): $55,000
- Senegal - Niokolo-Koba National Park (request 153.1 rev): $27,031
- Senegal - Djoudj National Park (request 25.1 rev): $29,132
- Seychelles - Aldabra Atoll (request 185.1): $21,000
Sub-total for technical co-operation requests concerning natural properties: $282,183
TOTAL concerning cultural and natural properties: $595,433
& 25% reserve for small-scale projects: $148,858
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42. The Committee approved without reservation the technical co-operation request from Senegal concerning Djoudj National Park.
It expressed its concern, however, concerning the consequences of the changes in the hydrological system on Djoudj National Park which would result from the works envisaged on the River Senegal and suggested that the authorities of Senegal request the inscription of this site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
No draft decision proposed.
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
- Water infrastructure
- Other Threats:
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SOC ID: 1521
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2000 -2006
Threats to the Site:
The sanctuary is threatened by an aquatic fern, Salvinia molesta, which proliferates across the river and invades neighboring Mauritania Diawling park. An attempt biological control - by introducing beetles eating plants supplied by South Africa - has not yielded the expected results.
The national authorities are in favor of registration to facilitate their task and to appeal to donors.Year: 1984 -1988
Threats to the Site:
The Committee was informed by IUCN that the immediate threat posed by the earthen dam upstream from this property had been removed since the recent rains had been sufficiently abundant to wash this temporary dam away. However, the longer term threat posed by the dam to be constructed down-stream still remained and still,seriously jeopardised the future of this site.
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”).