In 1992, one year after its inscription, the Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves were placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to the deterioration of the state of conservation of the property, caused by insecurity generated by the civil war.
Despite a significant improvement of the security context, several issues such as poaching, logging, gold panning, lack of human and logistical resources, and the lack of an Action Plan for the implementation of the Committee's recommendations and corrective measures have kept the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
The property still has exceptional landscape and wildlife values, and benefits from a strong local community support. The property therefore has the capacity to be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger if it receives adequate financial and technical support over a certain period. The current management plan has ended, and the updating process, financed by the World Heritage Fund, is ongoing. This could be a unique opportunity to support the implementation of the approved Management Plan. This support would result in the creation of a conservation dynamic that would restore the integrity of the park.
The State Party and Wild Africa Conservation (WAC)
This project is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Norwegian government.
Le Comité du patrimoine mondial,