1.         Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas (Zimbabwe) (N 302)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1984

Criteria  (vii)(ix)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/302/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/302/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports


Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/302/

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 Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

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.

Decision Adopted: 11 COM VIII.21

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.