1.         Taï National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) (N 195)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1982

Criteria  (vii)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/195/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1983-2001)
Total amount approved: USD 80,014
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/195/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Agriculture Pressure, Poaching/Hunting; Lack of capacity in conservation techniques, Lack of monitoring system, Lack of human or financial resources; Civil unrest, Looting/Theft; Fundamental change/diminution of protection 

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/195/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

IUCN received a copy of the invitation from the State Party, dated 13th February 2004 to carry out a monitoring mission to the property. The World Heritage Centre and IUCN noted that the mission to Côte d’Ivoire did not occur due to the armed conflict in that country. In March 2004 the World Heritage Centre and IUCN received a report quoting the Office of the Coordinator of Safety measures of the United Nations (UNSECOORD), New York, advising that all non-essential travel to Côte d'Ivoire should be avoided with immediate effect. The World Heritage Centre and IUCN were informed that the situation will be kept under review and that agencies will be advised accordingly.


The World Heritage Centre and IUCN received the State Party report dated 29 March 2004.  However, this report provides little new information compared to that provided in the previous report in 2003.  The World Heritage Centre and IUCN therefore could not provide an adequate assessment for the state of conservation of the property and noted that a mission to the property should take place as soon as security conditions allow. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 28 COM 15B.3

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the State Party for its invitation to receive a monitoring mission to Taï and Comoe National Parks and notes that the World Heritage Centre and IUCN are prepared to carry out that mission as soon as the security situation permits;

2. Requests the State Party to cooperate with IUCN and the World Heritage Centre to ensure that all necessary support is provided for a successful mission as soon as possible.