State of Conservation (SOC)

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Date of Inscription: 1985
Nomination records (Year): 1984
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Civil unrest
  • Financial resources
  • Illegal activities
  • Other Threats:

    Damaged Park infrastructure

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1992 -2011
Threats to the Site:

The Committee decided to include this site on the World Heritage in Danger List in 1992, when it was invaded by militants of the Bodo tribe in Assam. Damage to the sanctuary was estimated at more than two million US dollars.

The site's infrastructure suffered considerable damage during 1992-93. Political instability seems to have led to poaching during this period of thirty-three rhinos.


* : 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.