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Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

Central African Republic
Factors affecting the property in 1990*
  • Illegal activities
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1990
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1990**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1990

[Oral report by IUCN]


Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1990
14 BUR IV.A.27
Manovo-Gounda Saint Floris National Park (Central African Republic)

The Bureau recalled that when this site was entered on the World Heritage List at the twelfth session of the Committee, in Brasilia (Brazil), in December 1988, the Committee had noted that the integrity of the site was under serious threat but had definite prospects of rapid amelioration through the implementation of a 10-year project costing US $27 million to be financed by EEC. Hence, the Committee, at its twelfth session requested IUCN to monitor progress in the implementation of the EEC project and report on the extent to which the protection of the integrity of this site had improved. The Bureau was deeply concerned to note that despite the availability of EEC funds and the expressed commitment of the Ministry of Water, Forests, Hunting, Fishing and Tourism to improve the state of conservation of this site, project implementation had been very slow and heavy commercial poaching and conflicts between local people and a commercial hunting operator continued to threaten the park. The Bureau requested the Secretariat to contact the Ministry of Water, Forests, Hunting, Fishing and Tourism to register its concern and encourage it to explore ways and means of accelerating the implementation of a management scheme for the park and arrest any further decline in the values for which this park had been included in the World Heritage List.

SOC: Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park (Central African Republic)

Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park (Central African Republic)

The Committee took note of IUCN's concerns about the integrity of this property, which is still threatened by heavy poaching despite an EEC­financed project to restore the park. The Committee also noted that a preliminary report on the implementation of this project should be available within one year and requested the Secretariat and IUCN to continue to monitor the state of conservation of this property.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1990
Central African Republic
Date of Inscription: 1988
Category: Natural
Criteria: (ix)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1997-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 14COM (1990)

* : 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.