Cote D'Ivoire

The World Heritage site of Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire no longer in danger; Unesco

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Ivory Coast – Comoé National Park

Krakow, Poland, 4 July—The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow since 2 July has decided to take Comoé National Park, the Ivorian World Heritage site, off the List of World Heritage in Danger following improvements in the conservation of its fauna and habitat.

In its decision, the World Heritage Committee congratulated Côte d’Ivoire for its work to fight poaching. It noted that populations of iconic species such as elephants and chimpanzees that were thought to have disappeared from the site are reproducing again and that the state of conservation of habitats is now very positive. Targets for fauna conservation have in fact been met and even surpassed.

Comoé National Park, one of the largest protected areas in West Africa, is characterized by its great plant diversity.

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