Ichkeul National Park
Factors affecting the property in 1987*
- 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 1987
Total amount approved : 30,000 USD
|Study on Ichkeul National Park (Approved)
Missions to the property until 1987**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1987
In response to studies of the drying up of this wetland, the Permanent Delegation of Tunisia has written the Tunisian authorities to suggest it be inscribed on the danger list.
In response, the Minister of Agriculture noted that mitigation measures to safeguard the site are underway and that it is not therefore necessary to consider it for the Danger List.
Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1987
The Committee should request a monitoring report from Tunisia in 1988.
Summary of the interventions
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1987
11 COM VIII.19
SOC: Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia)
19. The representative of Tunisia informed the Committee that a Unesco/World Heritage consultant was currently reviewing the sitatirn of Ichkeul National Park which had been mentioned in the IUCN document: he stated that his country would certainly nominate this site to the List of World Heritage in Danger if this way recommended in the consultant's report.
No draft Decision
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”).