Manovo-Gounda St Floris
National Park (1988)
Central African Republic
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The importance of this park derives from its wealth of flora and fauna. Its vast savannahs are home to a wide variety of species: black rhinoceroses, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, red-fronted gazelles and buffalo, while various types of waterfowl are to be found in the northern floodplains.
There are no stamps available from the particular area, but I have found a very nice sheet featuring the Boy Scouts' Association 1997, that shows a variety of the wildlife in the Central African Republic.
In 1997, the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, for the following reasons.
The site was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger following reports of illegal grazing and poaching by heavily armed hunters, who, according to some reports, may have harvested as much as 80% of the park's wildlife. The shooting of four members of the park staff in early 1997 and a general state of deteriorating security have brought all development projects and tourism to a halt.
The government of the Central African Republic has proposed to assign site management responsibility to a private Foundation. The preparation of a detailed state of conservation report and rehabilitation plan for the site has been recommended by the World Heritage Committee at its 1998 session.
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There are at present no other World Heritage Sites in the Central African Republic. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section for the Central African Republic, for further information about the property.
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Revised 20 jul 2006