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Niokolo-Koba National Park

Senegal
Factors affecting the property in 1993*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Illegal activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Road project; Poaching; Management issues

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 5 (from 1982-1991)
Total amount approved : 107,845 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

The Bureau recalled that at its sixteenth session in July 1992 it had requested IUCN to provide a report on the progress in the implementation of measures to mitigate environmental impacts of a road construction project in this Park. The Representative of IUCN informed the Bureau that the University of Dakar, Senegal, had undertaken an independent assessment of the implementation of mitigation measures and that the findings of this study had been validated by the Regional Representative of IUCN for West Africa. The Bureau was pleased to note that the study had found the implementation of mitigation measures to be satisfactory and the impacts on the Park to be minimal. However, the Bureau noted that the implementation of the road construction project had caused a number of concerns, particularly the wider impacts due to the presence of a new transportation corridor traversing the region, which were not originally foreseen. The Bureau commended the Senegalese National Park authorities to report on the long-term future of the Park, and to elaborated strategies which would become part of a major project for ensuring the future of the Park. A donors' meeting, co-sponsored by the Senegalese National Park authorities and IUCN's Regional Office for West Africa was scheduled for 28 June 1993.

At this point in time we have not received a report on the results of this meeting. IUCN will provide a report on the progress of the state of conservation and the implementation of projects concerning the Niokolo-Koba National Park.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 BUR VIII.2
Niokolo-Roba National Park (Senegal)

The Bureau recalled that at its last session in July 1992 it had requested IUCN to provide a report on the progress in the implementation of measures to mitigate environmental impacts of a road construction protect in this Park. The Representative of IUCN informed the Bureau that the University of Dakar, Senegal, had undertaken an independent assessment of the implementation of mitigation measures and that the findings of this study had been validated by the Regional Representative of IUCN for West Africa. The Bureau was pleased to note that the study had found the implementation of mitigation measures to be satisfactory and the impacts on the Park to be minimal. However, the Bureau noted that the implementation of the road construction project had caused a number of concerns, particularly the wider impacts due to the presence of a new transportation corridor traversing the region, which were not originally foreseen. The Bureau commended the Senegalese National Park authorities who had co-operated with IUCN to prepare a "white paper" addressing these unforeseen consequences and the long-term future of the Park, and elaborated three strategies which would become part of a major project for ensuring the long­term future of the Park. The Committee noted that these strategies will be discussed during a donors' meeting, co­sponsored by the Senegalese National Park authorities and IUCN's Regional Office for West Africa and scheduled for 28 June 1993, and requested that the outcome of the donors' meeting be made available to the Centre for submission to the next session of the Committee. The Bureau requested the Centre to make copies of the "white paper" available for any interested States Party.

17 COM X
SOC: Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal)

Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal)

The Representative of IUCN informed the Committee that the road project was almost completed and that the University of Dakar had finished an environmental assessment study on the impacts of the road construction. A donors' round table was held in June and has led to a project supported by the French Government for the future management of the Park. The Centre was requested to transmit the Committee's views to the appropriate authorities in Senegal and to be kept informed about the long-term effects of the improved road access on the Park. In the light of the fortieth anniversary of the Park in 1994, the Centre was asked to collaborate with the Park authorities in marking this event.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1993
Senegal
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (x)
Danger List (dates): 2007-present
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 17COM (1993)
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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