Komodo National Park
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
- Fire (widlfires)
- Fishing/collecting aquatic resources
- Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
- Illegal activities
- Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
- Management systems/ management plan
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Total amount approved : 119,500 USD
|1995||Purchase of a boat and of an additional GPS system for ... (Approved)||30,000 USD|
|1994||Further strengthening the Komodo National Park's ... (Approved)||40,000 USD|
|1993||Equipment purchase and staff training for Komodo ... (Approved)||49,500 USD|
Missions to the property until 1996**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1996
The Committee recalled at its nineteenth session that a mission to consider the state of conservation of Komodo National Park took place in July 1995 and that due to bad weather conditions and a rough sea, the boat capsized and the accident was fatal for four persons. The Committee took also note of a Geographical Information Project which was set up at Komodo National Park and the preparation of a zonation map of Komodo National Park with support from the World Heritage Fund.
The Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation of the Ministry of Forestry prepared a full state of conservation report on Komodo National Park dated February 1996. This report calls for protective means and measures including the legal protection of the site and management plans on different levels. The report also outlined the main factors affecting the site, which are population pressure, forest fires, poaching (deer), coral blasting and fish poisoning and tourism pressures (increase of visitor numbers from 7,692 in 1989/90 to 25,760 in 1994/95). The report outlines also the monitoring procedures including records on damaged areas, animal censuses summarizing fluctuation patterns of wildlife populations. Yearly censuses for mammals, birds and the komodo dragon populations are conducted by the Park management. The report also indicates the substantial support from the World Heritage Fund for both infrastructure and human resources development and it was considered crucial for the management of the Park.
The Bureau requested the Centre to write a letter of appreciation to the Indonesian authorities expressing satisfaction on the actions taken and commending them for the detailed state of conservation report received for Komodo National Park.
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 BUR IV.7
Komodo National Park (Indonesia)
The Bureau requested the Centre to write a letter of appreciation to the Indonesian authorities expressing satisfaction on the actions taken and commending them for the detailed state of conservation report received for Komodo National Park from the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation of the Ministry of Forestry dated February 1996.
Documents examined by the Committee20COM (1996)
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.