During the period from 2002 to 2012 the Comoé National Park was strongly affected by the political crisis in Ivory Coast. The infrastructure suffered and the monitoring of the park could not be ensured as before. The fauna and flora were disturbed by human influences. Since the end of the crisis the ecological system has regenerated, but to ensure long-term protection of the park large-scale investments will be necessary.
In addition, the living conditions of the population living in the vicinity of the park remain far behind the national average. This difficult socio-economic situation leads to human pressure on the park through activities such as hunting and transhumance. Raising the awareness of the population towards a sustainable protection of the park becomes essential for the success of the project.