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Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Factors affecting the property in 1990*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1990
Requests approved: 2 (from 1980-1988)
Total amount approved : 35,120 USD
1988 Purchase of a 4x4 Jeep for Kahuzi Biega National Park (Approved)   20,000 USD
1980 Equipment for Kahuzi-Biega National Park (Approved)   15,120 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1990

[Oral report by IUCN]

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1990
SOC: Kahuzi-Biega National Park (Zaire)

Kahuzi-Biega National Park (Zaire)

The Committee expressed concern about the proposed construction of a highway along the existing line of a little-used old colonial road that crosses this park. If built, this highway would be the main link between the densely populated regions of the Great Lakes of Central Africa and the navigable part of the Zaire River. The Committee noted the existence of an alternative route to the north of Kahuzi-Biega and asked that a comparative study of the two routes be conducted. The Committee instructed the Secretariat to inform the Zairian authorities and the German development assistance agency (KWF) of this request and to report to the Bureau on this issue at its next session.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1990
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Natural
Criteria: (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.