Comoé National Park

CountryCôte d'Ivoire
UNESCO RegionAfrica
LocationNortheast region, Bouna and Ferkessedougou prefectures, Bouna, Kong, Nassian and Tehin sub-prefectures
CoordinatesN9 0 0 W4 0 0
Inscription Date1983
In Danger From2003
Property (ha)1,150,000
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsCivil unrest
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsLand conversion
All ThreatsFire widlfires
All ThreatsLivestock farming / grazing of domesticated animals
All ThreatsCrop production
All ThreatsIdentity/ social cohesion/ changes in local population and community
All ThreatsWar
All ThreatsSubsistence hunting
All ThreatsFinancial resources
All ThreatsHuman resources
Unesco Reference Number227
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionOne of the largest protected areas in West Africa, this park is characterized by its great plant diversity. Due to the presence of the Comoé river, it contains plants which are normally only found much farther south, such as shrub savannahs and patches of thick rainforest.
StatusWorld Heritage Site