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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda
Factors affecting the property in 1995*
  • Illegal activities
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1995
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1995**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1995

Bwindi National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994. Reports from different sources, including WWF, have indicated that four mountain gorillas were killed at the site in March 1995.

Action Required

The Bureau requests the Centre to inform the Ugandan authorities of its serious preoccupation concerning the depletion of the population of mountain gorillas and to obtain information about the steps undertaken in this respect.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1995
19 BUR VI.20
Bwindi National Park (Uganda)

The Bureau recalled that Bwindi National Park was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994. Reports from different sources, including WWF, have indicated that four mountain gorillas were killed at the site in March 1995. IUCN informed the Bureau that an investigation in Uganda on the incident is currently underway.

The Bureau requested the Centre to inform the Ugandan authorities of its concerns about the depletion of the population of mountain gorillas and to obtain information about the steps undertaken in this respect to ensure no further reductions in the future.

Report year: 1995
Uganda
Date of Inscription: 1994
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 19COM (1995)
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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