State of Conservation (SOC)
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (1989)
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: 158,850USD
|1988||Purchase of 2 vehicles (one tipper truck and one 4x4 pick-up) for ...||50,000 USD|
|1988||Contribution to the purchase of associated spare parts for ...||10,000 USD|
|1987||Purchase of a Land Rover for anti-poaching activities in ...||17,500 USD|
|1987||Participation of a specialist from Ngorongoro Conservation Area ...||4,000 USD|
|1987||Additional costs of equipment for Ngorongoro Conservation Area||2,000 USD|
|1986||Equipment to strengthen the protection of Ngorongoro Conservation ...||20,000 USD|
|1980||Additional financial assistance for the preparation of a ...||7,000 USD|
|1979||Financial grant for establishment of a management plan for ...||24,950 USD|
|1979||12-month fellowship in law/administration for Ngorongoro ...||18,000 USD|
|1979||Drawing up by an architect-museologist of a project for the ...||5,400 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Shortcomings in the management; Lack of financial resources
Current conservation issues
As IUCN reported to the 12th meeting of the Committee, conditions here have substantially improved over the past few years when the "warning light" first went on in 1983.
Continued support and surveillance is required but the main threats are now under control.
On 2 March, a letter from the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism agreed that the area can now be removed from the Danger List.
The Bureau was glad to learn that, thanks in part to support provided under the World Heritage Fund, the situation of this site had greatly improved since it was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1983.
In the light of the IUCN report and the letter from the Ministry, the Bureau recommended that the Committee comply with the request of the Ministry to remove this property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
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15. The Bureau reviewed another request from Tanzania, for the purchase of equipment for protecting the archaeological and palaeontological site of Olduvai Gorge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Bureau, however, deferred its recommendations on this request, since the site had been inscribed on the World Heritage List under natural criteria. The Bureau, though, suggested that ICOMOS and the Secretariat provide further information on the relevance of cultural values for the inscription of this site on the World Heritage List at the forthcoming meeting of the Bureau and, subsequently, at the session of the Committee.
The Bureau also considered the desiderability of revising the criteria under which certain properties have previously been included, in order to determine whether other cultural or natural criteria did not also apply.
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38. The Committee noted that the Bureau had examined in detail the requests for international assistance presented in document SC-89/CONF.004/7. The Committee also took into consideration that the Bureau had incorporated additional information received by the Secretariat since the preparation of this document into its evaluations.
39. In accordance with the procedures for granting international assistance set out in the Operational Guidelines adopted by the Committee in December 1988, the Committee approved the following requests:
C. The Committee deferred the following requests for technical cooperation and requested that the State Parties revise their proposals providing additional information:
1. Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
2. Studenica Monastery (Yugoslavia)
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Ngoronaoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
The Committee was glad to learn of improvements in the management and protection of this site, due in part to the support from the World Heritage Fund, since it was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1983. The Committee decided to comply with the request from the Tanzanian authorities to remove this property from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
No draft Decision
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania, United Republic of
SOC Reports (year)2012
- Management systems/ management plan
- Financial resources
- Other Threats:
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SOC ID: 1589
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1984 -1989
Threats to the Site:
Shortcomings in the management and protection of the property
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”).