1.         Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India) (N 338)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1985

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/338/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/338/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Construction of a dam (issue resolved); Bodo people insurgency; Illegal removal of vegetation and poaching

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/338/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1990

The Secretariat transmitted the concerns of the Bureau regarding the integrity of this site to the Indian authorities by a letter dated 8 August 1990.

The Indian authorities, by their letter of 22 August 1990, have acknowledged receipt of this letter and informed the Secretariat that the Bureau concerns have been communicated to the Director, Project Tiger, for a suitable response, since this site is being managed as a Tiger Reserve under this project.


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN


Decision Adopted: 14 BUR IV.A.25

The Bureau recalled that this site had been invaded by people belonging to the Bodo tribe about a year ago and was concerned to note that the reserve was still occupied and that illegal removal of vegetation and poaching of animals continued. The local staff also seemed to have abandoned the park. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to continue its efforts to obtain a report on the state of conservation of this site from the Indian authorities before the forthcoming session of the World Heritage Committee. On the basis of the information received the Committee may wish to recommend that the Indian authorities nominate this site for inclusion in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Adopted: 14 COM IX

Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (India)

The Committee was concerned to note that the reserve was still occupied by Bodo Tribesmen, and that poaching and illegal removal of vegetation was continuing. The Committee expressed the view that this property met the criteria for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger and instructed the Secretariat to suggest to the Indian authorities that they consider such an inscription.