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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea
Factors affecting the property in 1986*
  • Financial resources
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Illegal activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Lack of Management Plan; Lack of funding; Poaching

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1986
Requests approved: 5 (from 1981-1986)
Total amount approved : 112,882 USD
1986 Equipment for Mount Nimba Reserve (Approved)   6,500 USD
1983 Financial contribution to a seminar/workshop on the ... (Approved)   22,000 USD
1983 Consultant services to prepare requests for technical ... (Approved)   6,082 USD
1982 Financial contribution to a tripartite meeting (Guinea, ... (Approved)   8,000 USD
1981 Equipment for Mount Nimba (Approved)   70,300 USD
Missions to the property until 1986**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1986

A Swedish mining company and the Société des Mines de Fer de Guinée have proposed a new railway link to the Liberian side of the mountain.

IUCN has sent an intervention letter noting that although the forests on the Liberian side have been destroyed, those on the Guinea side still retain much of their biological and watershed value, and the new railway should take this into account.

We are awaiting follow-up to this suggestion.

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
Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1992-present

* : 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.