Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Factors affecting the property in 2001*
- Civil unrest
- Human resources
- Illegal activities
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Depletion of the population of mountain gorillas
- Security threats
- Urgent need to train park staff
International Assistance: requests for the property until 2001
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 2001**
Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 2001
Twenty-third ordinary session of the Bureau – paragraph IV.41
Twenty-third session of the Committee – page 92 of Annex VIII
Twenty-fourth session of the Committee – paragraph VIII.27 / Annex X page 116.
Main issues: Security problems and civil unrest; implementation of security plan.
New information: No new information received by the Centre at the time of preparation of this report.
The Bureau recalls its earlier request and requests that the Centre and IUCN continue efforts to verify with the Ugandan authorities, the needs for support for purchase of vehicles and staff training, and to continue assisting the Ugandan authorities to obtain financial support from suitable sources including the World Heritage Fund.
Summary of the interventions
Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2001
25 BUR V.97
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Uganda)
V.97 The Bureau recalled its earlier requests concerning the situation at the site. It requested that the Centre and IUCN continue efforts to verify with the Ugandan authorities, the needs for support for purchase of vehicles and staff training, and to continue assisting the Ugandan authorities to obtain financial support from suitable sources including the World Heritage Fund.
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”).