State of Conservation (SOC)

Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
  Central African Republic
Date of Inscription: 1988
Nomination records (Year): 1987
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Civil unrest
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Illegal activities
  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Mining
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1997
Threats to the Site:

The site was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger following reports of illegal grazing and poaching by heavily armed hunters, who, according to some reports, may have harvested as much as 80% of the park's wildlife. The shooting of four members of the park staff in early 1997 and a general state of deteriorating security have brought all development projects and tourism to a halt.

The government of the Central African Republic has proposed to assign site management responsibility to a private Foundation. 

* : 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.