Comoé National Park is one of the largest national parks in West Africa. It covers an area of 1,149,250 hectares in Côte d'Ivoire, and is rich in plant diversity. The Comoé river flowing through the national park allows plants that usually grow further south to be found there.
Comoé National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 7th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Florence, Italy on 5-9 December, 1983.
Comoé National Park was added to the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2003 due to serious concern over the potential impacts of civil unrest on the integrity of the national park, in addition to the decrease in large mammal populations there caused by increased and uncontrolled poaching. The World Heritage Committee also pointed out the lack of effective management mechanisms to address the concerns.
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 9 0 0 W 4 0 0
Inscription Year: 1983
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: IX, X
Location Map of Comoé National Park
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Travel Warning for visiting Côte d\Ivoire
Many parts of Côte d\Ivoire are volatile to civil unrest and travelers are advised against entering. You very likely will need a visa to enter the country. Check with the nearest Ivoirian mission.
You can fly into Côte d\Ivoire, landing at the Felix-Houphouet Boigny International Airport, connected by daily flights from Paris and Amsterdam.