1.         Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles) (N 185)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1982

Criteria  (vii)(ix)(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/185/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1982-1986)
Total amount approved: USD 28,200
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/185/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/185/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

The Seychelles Island Foundation (SIF) has reported that lack of funds for management may require that facilities be developed on the island which could include an airstrip.

While not necessarily resulting in severe detrimental impacts, commercial tourism development can bring with it a host of management problems and concern for careful planning to ensure minimal impacts should be registered with the SIF.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 10 COM IX.A.14-15

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).

Decision Adopted: 10 COM XI.36

36. In accordance with the revised procedure, the Committee also approved the following four requests which had been kept in obeyance either due to lack of funds under the 1986 budget or to receipt after the deadline:

Algeria: $1,700

Seychelles: $7,200

Peru - $35,400

Peru - 34,500