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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

United Republic of Tanzania
Factors affecting the property in 2004*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Illegal activities
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Water (extraction)
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Other Threats:

    a) Decline in animals population; b) Reduction of control fires

Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Ngorongoro Conservation Area was included in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1984 due to poaching and threats posed by illegal agricultural encroachments. Continuous monitoring and technical assistance projects contributed towards improving the state of conservation leading to the removal of the site from the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1989. Recent increased and growing pressure for land as well as increased overgrazing and tourist vehicle activity cause major threats to the site.

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2004
Requests approved: 14 (from 1979-2004)
Total amount approved : 245,426 USD
Missions to the property until 2004**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2004

No report or information on the States Party’s response to the Ngorongoro Crater Ungulate Study has been received from the State Party at the time of the preparation of this document.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2004
28 COM 15B.6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Urges the State Party to provide a report on the state of conservation of the property as requested by the 26th Session of the Committee by 1 February 2005 for examination by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005.

Draft Decision: 28 COM 15B.6

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Urges the State Party to provide a report on the state of conservation of the property as requested by the 26th session of the Committee by 1 February 2005 for consultation by the Committee at its 29th session in 2005. 

Report year: 2004
United Republic of Tanzania
Date of Inscription: 1979
Category: Mixed
Criteria: (iv)(vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1984-1989
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 28COM (2004)
Exports

* : 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.


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