State of Conservation (SOC)
Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) (1998)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:78,900USD
|1998||Exhibition on Dogon architecture||5,000 USD|
|1997||Mission for the inventory of architecture in the Land of the ...||19,700 USD|
|1993||Pilot inventory project in 3 villages in the site of Bandiagara, ...||42,000 USD|
|1990||Preparation of a technical cooperation project for the ...||7,200 USD|
|1988||Mission for the preparation of a nomination file and a technical ...||5,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Current conservation issues
A cultural heritage inventory programme, financed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Fund in 1995-96, was the starting point of an important work of identification, diagnostic and ad hoc interventions that the Cultural Mission and other partners (Konstanz University and Mali research architects) carry out to improve the conservation of this heritage, which is both cultural and natural.
The Cultural Mission, with funding from the State of Mali, carries out in a continuous manner an awareness campaign throughout the 289 villages of the site, concerning the protection and the enhancement of the heritage elements. The « cities and historical sites » comprising the project for the Development and Decentralization (UNDP) of the Land of the Dogons are: the creation of a Documentation Centre on the Culture at Bandiagara, the rehabilitation of the encampment and the management of the trails in the region.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Bureau congratulated the Mali authorities for the efforts undertaken to preserve this site inscribed on the World Heritage List. It invited the Mali authorities, in accordance with paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention to: (i) co-ordinate international assistance, and inform the World Heritage Committee, through the UNESCO Secretariat, of their intentions to undertake or to authorize, in an area protected by the Convention, major restoration works. The Bureau also encouraged the authorities to implement awareness building activities among the population.
Link to the decision
VII.30 The Committee noted the decisions of the twenty-second extraordinary session of the Bureau as reflected in the Report of the Bureau session (Working Document WHC-98/CONF.203/5) and included in Annex IV on the following properties:
Tasmanian Wilderness (Australia)
Mount Taishan (China, Peoples Republic of)
Mount Huangshan (China, People's Republic of)
Ohrid Region with its Cultural and Historical Aspect and its Natural Environment (Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of)
Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons) (Mali)
Tongariro National Park (New Zealand).
No draft Decision
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Need to improve the conservation of both natural and cultural heritage
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”).