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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Senegal
Factors affecting the property in 1985*
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Water infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Construction of dams

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1985
Requests approved: 2 (from 1980-1982)
Total amount approved : 49,132 USD
Missions to the property until 1985**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1985

[Oral report]

The immediate situation of this Park, which is threatened by a large hydro-agricultural project, has been alleviated
by the construction of a temporary canal. The longer term solutions were investigated by IUCN, Unesco, the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities at a special workshop held in Senegal in July 1985. The main conclusions of this meeting included the agreement to establish the contiguous area to Djoudj in Mauritania known as Diawling as a national park and to eventually nominate this site with Djoudj as a transfrontier World Heritage property. 

Also, the completion of the Diama dam in 1986 would improve the water supply for Djoudj, although the effects of another dam, at Manatali, to be completed in 1989 were as yet unknown.

 

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1985

IUCN indicated that, in the light of this favorable progress, Djoudj National Park could perhaps be removed the List of World Heritage in Danger by 1987.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1985
9 COM XIII.A
SOC: Djoudj National Park (Senegal)

Djoudj National Park, Senegal: The immediate situation of this Park, which is threatened by a large hydro-agricultural project, has been alleviated by the construction of a temporary canal. The longer term solutions were investigated by IUCN, Unesco, the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities at a special workshop held in Senegal in July 1985. The main conclusions of this meeting included the agreement to establish the contiguous area to Djoudj in Mauritania known as Diawling as a national park and to eventually nominate this site with Djoudj as a transfrontier World Heritage property. Also, the completion of the Diama dam in 1986 would improve the water supply for Djoudj, although the effects of another dam, at Manatali, to be completed in 1989 were as yet unknown. IUCN indicated that, in the light of this favorable progress, Djoudj National Park could perhaps be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger by 1987.

No draft decision proposed

Report year: 1985
Senegal
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1984-1988, 2000-2006
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 09COM (1985)
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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