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State of Conservation (SOC)

Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
  Tanzania, United Republic of
Date of Inscription: 1981
Nomination records (Year): 1980
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)
Danger List: Yes
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Threats*
  • Erosion and siltation/ deposition
  • Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    a) Collapsing monumentsb) No participation of communit

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2004
Threats to the Site:

Deterioration and decay leading to the collapse of the historical and archaeological structures for which the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List



* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.