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Ichkeul National Park

Factors affecting the property in 1986*
  • Air pollution
  • Livestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
  • Subsistence hunting
  • Water (rain/water table)
  • Water infrastructure
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Construction of dams; hunting; grazing and air pollution

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1986
Requests approved: 1 (from 1981-1981)
Total amount approved : 30,000 USD
1981 Study on Ichkeul National Park (Approved)   30,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1986**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

An official response to the request made at the last Committee meeting has been: received by the Secretariat.

The Tunisian Government in April opened tenders for construction of a sluice that would mitigate the immediate problems facing the Park, but tenders have not been approved and long term problems still remain.

A special wetlands management course was held in Ichkeul in January which assisted in raising local awareness of the problems with the park. 

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: 1980
Category: Natural
Criteria: (x)
Danger List (dates): 1996-2006

* : 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.