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Taï National Park

Côte d'Ivoire
Factors affecting the property in 1990*
  • Crop production
  • Illegal activities
  • Mining
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Poaching
  • Gold prospection
  • Tree-felling, and subsequent encroachment
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1990
Requests approved: 3 (from 1983-1990)
Total amount approved : 49,500 USD
Missions to the property until 1990**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1990

Following continuous cooperation between the Secretariat and the Ivoirian authorities a preparatory assistance project for the preparation of an integrated project for safeguarding this site, taking into consideration the needs of people living in the vicinity of the site, has been launched. The project document, which would be prepared as an output of the preparatory assistance project, is expected to be finalized by the end of 1990 and would then be submitted to multilateral donors, such as UNDP, for consideration for funding.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1990
14 BUR IV.A.16
Tai National Park (Côte d'Ivoire)

The Bureau noted that the Chairman had approved US $7,500 under preparatory assistance for drawing up a technical co-operation project for buffer zone development which could benefit local people resident around this park. In the meantime, however, the Bureau was concerned about reports of heavy commercial poaching in the area, particularly on Maxwell's duikers. The Bureau was informed that a meeting is scheduled to be held in Abidjan, Côted'Ivoire, on 27 June 1990, with Unesco, UNDP and several national agencies, at which proposals for launching a pilot project for the conservation of this site would be discussed. Depending on the outcome of this meeting the Bureau requested that the Secretariat contact the Ivoirian authorities to encourage them to nominate this site for inclusion in the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Report year: 1990
Côte d'Ivoire
Date of Inscription: 1982
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
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.