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Chitwan National Park

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

Proposed irrigation project to divert the Rapti river (issue resolved)

International Assistance: requests for the property until 1993
Requests approved: 2 (from 1988-1989)
Total amount approved : 80,000 USD
Missions to the property until 1993**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1993

[Oral report by IUCN and the Secretariat]  

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1993
17 COM X
SOC: Royal Chitwan National Park (Nepal)

Royal Chitwan National Park (Nepal)

On the basis of a detailed report provided by the IUCN Office in Nepal, a state of conservation report on this site was presented. A number of threats were noted including poaching of the rhinoceros and tiger populations in the Park. It was further noted that the 1976 Management Plan does not address many of the current management issues and thus urgently requires updating. The new legislation providing for a buffer zone around the Park is, however, a commendable step and should be implemented as soon as possible. The Committee requested the Centre to contact the appropriate authorities to encourage them to continue the process underway with regard to the buffer zone concept and to begin the preparation of a new Management Plan.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1993
Date of Inscription: 1984
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 17COM (1993)

* : 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.