State of Conservation (SOC)

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Date of Inscription: 1994
Nomination records (Year): 1993
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
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  • Financial resources
  • Human resources
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Mining
  • Other Threats:

    Degradation of buffer zone

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 1999 -2004
Threats to the Site:

The Committee noted the reports on various issues:

  • lack of resources, 
  • suspension of projects,
  • serious security issues at the Park due to the conflict in the region,
  • a greater part of the Park is not monitored by Park staff.

The Committee expressed its serious concerns regarding the security situation at this site. The Committee requested the Centre and IUCN to work closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Communication with conservation NGOs and other international organizations present in the region, to discuss ways and means to publicize the need for all parties involved in the conflict in the region to respect the site’s World Heritage status and to develop projects to support site management should be seeked. The Committee decided to inscribe Rwenzori Mountains in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

* : 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.