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Garamba National Park

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Factors affecting the property in 1992*
  • Civil unrest
  • Illegal activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Poaching; Managerment issues; Civil unrest

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1992
Requests approved: 8 (from 1980-1992)
Total amount approved : 192,870 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1992

The Bureau was happy to note that the rhinoceros population in the Park has now increased to 32 individuals and that the state of conservation of the site continues to be stable. Hence, the Bureau recommended that the Committee, in accordance with the request made by the State Party by letter of 26 February 1991, remove this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

 

 

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1992

The Committee is requested to remove this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger and commend the Zairois authorities for taking all measures to improve the state of conservation of this Park.

 

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1992
16 BUR V.31
Garamba National Park (Zaire)

The Bureau was happy to note that the rhinoceros population in the Park has now increased to 32 individuals due to an increase in the budget and personnel and that the state of conservation of the site continues to be stable. Hence, the Bureau recommended that the Committee, in accordance with the request made by the State Party by letter of 26 February 1991, delete this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

16 COM VIII
SOC: Garamba National Park (Zaire)

Garamba National Park (Zaire)

The Committee recalled that at its last session, it deferred taking a decision to remove this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to the uncertainties associated with prevailing civil unrest in Zaire at that time.

The Committee was happy to note that the rhinoceros population in the Park has now increased to 32 individuals and that the state of conservation of the site continues to be stable. Hence, the Committee recommended, in accordance with the request made by the State Party by letter of 26 February 1991, to remove this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

The Committee also recommended that the Centre suggest that the Zairois authorities

(a) conduct an assessment of the operation of the multi-donor project to date, particularly with regard to institutional arrangements and future directions, and

(b) continue to co-operate with the Committee and other donors in ensuring that the integrity of the Park is further strengthened. The Committee also requested the Centre to transmit its congratulations to the Zairois authorities to have undertaken all necessary measures which made the removal of this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger possible.

16 COM X.E
Removed from the World Heritage List in Danger: Garamba National Park (Zaire)

Garamba National Park (Zaire)

The Committee, in accordance with a request made by the State Party in their letter of 26 February 1991, decided to remove this site from the List of World Heritage in Danger. Observations and recommendations of the Committee for sustaining the improvements to the state of conservation of this site are described in Chapter VIII, page 31.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1992
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date of Inscription: 1980
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Danger List (dates): 1984-1992, 1996-present
Exports

* : 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.


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