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Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Factors affecting the property in 1986*
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Water infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Construction of a dam

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1986
Requests approved: 2 (from 1980-1982)
Total amount approved : 49,132 USD
Missions to the property until 1986**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

The situation here has remained unchanged since the December Committee report.

IUCN has coordinated a major review of conservation issues in the Senegal Delta with special emphasis on the creation of the Diawling Reserve adjacent to the Djoudj, and is awaiting clearance from Mauritania to release the report.

A project for assistance for Djoudj has been received by IUCN/WWF from Senegal's Director of National Parks and this is currently being screened.


Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1986
10 COM IX.A.14-15
Monitoring of the State of Conservation of the World Heritage Natural Properties

14. As in previous years, IUCN reported on the conservation of natural properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger. An information document (CC-86/CONF.003/INF.4) prepared by IUCN presented up-to-date information on some 16 natural properties.

15. The Committee was glad to learn of improvements or of a stabilisation in the previously deteriorating situation of certain properties, notably Djoudj National Park (Senegal), Ngorongoro Conservation area (Tanzania) and Garamba National Park (Zaire) (all inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger). Improvements were also noted for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Australia), Pirin National Park (Bulgaria), Manas Tiger Reserve (India), Niokolo Koba National Park (Senegal) and Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). The Committee requested IUCN to keep it informed of the conservation status of Iguazu and Los Glaciares National Parks (Argentina), Mt. Nimba (Guinea/Côte d'Ivoire) and Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia).

No draft decision proposed

Report year: 1986
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1984-1988, 2000-2006

* : 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.