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Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea
Factors affecting the property in 1987*
  • Financial resources
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Illegal activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Mining
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Lack of Management Plan; Lack of funding; Poaching; New railway

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1987
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 1987**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1987

IUCN has sent a letter of concern to the World Bank over potential impacts of a new railway line to serve a $300 million iron ore mine investment, that would further damage this site. 

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1987

The Committee should request a status report on the area from the relevant authorities.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1987
11 COM VIII.18
Requested Progress Reports

18. The Committee requested its Chairman to write to the authorities concerned for the following natural sites mentioned in the IUCN document in order that progress reports could be submitted to the Committee at its next session: Western Tasmania National Parks (Australia); Mt.Nimba (Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea); Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary (Peru); Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal); Selous Game Reserve (Tanzania).

No draft Decision

Report year: 1987
Côte d'Ivoire Guinea
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1992-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.