State of Conservation (SOC)
Niokolo-Koba National Park (1990)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Requests Approved: 0
Total Amount Ap proved: 62,845USD
|1990||Consultancy services for environmental and socio-economic impact ...||20,000 USD|
|1986||Additional cost of radios ordered in 1985 for Niokolo-Koba ...||6,196 USD|
|1985||Purchase of 4 portable radios for protection programme for ...||9,618 USD|
|1982||Vehicles, camping equipment and radio communication material for ...||27,031 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Road project; Poaching; Management issues
Current conservation issues
Following the recommendation made by the Bureau at its fourteenth session in June 1990, Unesco and IUCN representatives participated at several meetings organized by the Senegalese authorities in Dakar, to launch the comparative ecological and socio-economic study of the proposed route across this Park and the alternative route to the north outside the Park boundaries. This study is expected to cost US $ 38,000 of which US $ 20,000 has been requested from the World Heritage Fund in order to meet part of the expenses of consultants who will undertake this study. This request has been approved by the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee. IUCN would provide $ 10,000 and the World Bank $ 8,000. It is expected that this study will take place in September/October/November 1990 and that the results will be communicated to the Committee.
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Niokola-Koba National Park (Senegal)
The Committee noted with satisfaction that, in response to the concerns expressed by the Bureau, a comparative environmental impact study of the two road project proposals (through and north of the Park) had been conducted with the financial support of the World Heritage Fund. The study had only just been completed and its results were not yet available for submission to the Committee. The Secretariat will transmit the results to the Bureau at its next session.
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Niokolo-Koba National Park
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2007
Threats to the Site:
b) Livestock grazing.
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”).