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Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas

Factors affecting the property in 1987*
  • Illegal activities
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports


International Assistance: requests for the property until 1987
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1987**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1987

Rhinos continue to be poached at the rate of almost one per day and poachers killed at the rate of one per month (29 to date). Various actions are under­way to contain the problem and a helicopter has been provided by WWF.

As the main incursions are from across the border in Zambia, efforts at the diploma­tic level have also been made. 

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

The Committee may wish to encourage the Government of Zambia to nominate the adjoining border park in Zambia to add to the existing Mana Pools site in Zimbabwe and indicate that support from the Fund could be requested to strengthen management controls in that area.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1987
11 COM VIII.21
SOC: Mana Pools Complex (Zimbabwe)

21. The Committee noted the very serious problems of poaching in the Mana Pools Complex (Zimbabwe) and noted that the procedure had been started by the Zimbabwe authorities to nominate this property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1987
Date of Inscription: 1984
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
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.