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Garamba National Park

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Factors affecting the property in 1987*
  • Illegal activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Poaching; Management issues

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1987
Requests approved: 5 (from 1980-1986)
Total amount approved : 124,120 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1987

The last northern white rhinos in the wild are holding their own and in fact have increased by three to a total of 18.

Their status is still precarious, however, and support from the donors involved, including World Heritage, is scheduled to continue.


Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1987
11 COM VIII.17
SOC: Djoudj National Park (Senegal), Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) & Garamba National Park (Zaire)

17. The Committee noted with satisfaction that the situation in two of the natural sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger - namely Djoudj National Park (Senegal) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania) - had considerably improved in the last year and that IUCN would be proposing that they be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger in the next two years. The situation of Garamba National Park (Zaire) was also improving but was still critical.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1987
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1984-1992, 1996-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 11COM (1987)

* : 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.