1.         Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal) (N 25)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1981

Criteria  (vii)(x)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger    1984-1988

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1980-1992)
Total amount approved: USD 79,132
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Construction of a dam (issue resolved)

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/25/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992

The Committee may recall that the repair of barrages and gates regulating water flow into this wetland area was financed by the World Heritage Fund in 1988. The Senegalese authorities, by their letter of 25 August 1992, have informed the World Heritage Centre that the parallel wooden planks, held together by clay, which keep the gates dry and resistant to water-leaks and seepage to and from the Djoudj River, have been found to be defective, and have requested assistance for the purchase of wood for replacing the existing ones at an estimated total cost of about US$ 10,000. The proposal is being submitted to the consideration of the Chairman of the World Heritage Committee for approval.

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre and IUCN

N/A

Decision Adopted: 16 COM VIII

Djoudj National Park (Senegal)

The Committee recalled that the repair of barrages and gates regulating water flow into this wetland area was financed by the World Heritage Fund in 1988. The Committee noted that the parallel wooden planks, held together by clay, which keep the gates dry and resistant to water leaks and seepage to and from the Djoudj River, have been found to be defective, and that the Senegalese authorities had been provided emergency assistance for the purchase of wood to replace the existing planks at an estimated total cost of about US$10,000. The Delegate of Senegal thanked the Committee and informed the members that repair work was progressing rapidly and satisfactorily.