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Taï National Park

Côte d'Ivoire
Factors affecting the property in 1988*
  • Crop production
  • Illegal activities
  • Mining
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Poaching, gold prospection, tree-felling, and subsequent encroachment

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1988
Requests approved: 2 (from 1983-1987)
Total amount approved : 42,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1988**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1988

IUCN has brought this site to the attention of the Committee four times since 1982, recommending it for consideration in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The values of the park have been considerably eroded since it was inscribed through gold mining, poaches, illegal settlement and felling of timber inside the park.



Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1988

The Committee should make further attempts for information from the Tai authorities recognising that prospects for some improvements are now possible through a WWF-funded project in the park.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1988
12 COM X.A
SOC: Tai National Park (Cote d'Ivoire)

3) Tai National Park (Cote d'Ivoire)

The Committee noted that the natural values of this property had declined due to various illegal activities within the park. The Committee was, however, glad to learn of a forthcoming project financed by WWF, US-AID and possibly with a contribution from the World Heritage which could help mitigate the current situation, and requested IUCN to report back to the Committee at its next session.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1988
Côte d'Ivoire
Date of Inscription: 1982
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 12COM (1988)

* : 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.