State of Conservation (SOC)
Garamba National Park (1987)
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 124,120USD
|1986||Purchase of equipment for the project to protect the rhinoceros ...||20,000 USD|
|1985||Equipment for the project to protect the rhinoceros population in ...||20,000 USD|
|1985||Contribution to the project for to rescue the white rhinoceros, ...||25,000 USD|
|1983||Equipment for rescue programme for white rhino and elephants in ...||40,000 USD|
|1980||Equipment for Garamba National Park||19,120 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Poaching; Management issues
Current conservation issues
The last northern white rhinos in the wild are holding their own and in fact have increased by three to a total of 18.
Their status is still precarious, however, and support from the donors involved, including World Heritage, is scheduled to continue.
Link to the decision
17. The Committee noted with satisfaction that the situation in two of the natural sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger - namely Djoudj National Park (Senegal) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) - had considerably improved in the last year and that IUCN would be proposing that they be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger in the next two years. The situation of Garamba National Park (Zaire) was also improving but was still critical.
No draft Decision
Garamba National Park
Democratic Republic of the Congo
SOC Reports (year)2013
- Illegal activities
- Management systems/ management plan
- Other Threats:
Other Documents:View inscribed site documents, nomination file, reports, decisions, ...
SOC ID: 1568
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1996
Threats to the Site:
The Garamba National Park was inscribed again on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1996 for the following reasons:
a) Increased poaching;
b) Pressure linked to the civil war, thereby threatening the flagship species of the property.Year: 1984 -1992
Threats to the Site:
The Garamba National Park was listed for the first time on the List of World Heritage in Danger between 1984 and 1992 due to a serious decline in the population of white rhinos. With the success of the measures taken by the World Heritage Committee, IUCN, WWF, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the national authorities, the rhino population has increased from an alarming total of five specimens to thirty-five animals and the site was removed from the List of World Heritage in danger at the sixteenth session of the Committee in 1992.
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”).