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State of Conservation (SOC)

Timbuktu

Timbuktu
  Mali
Date of Inscription: 1988
Nomination records (Year): 1979, 1987
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(v)
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Threats*
  • Flooding
  • Housing
  • Legal framework
  • Management activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Solid waste
  • Other Threats:

    a) Inappropriate design and scale of new Ahmed Baba Cultural Centre in the vicinity of the Sankoré Mosque; lack of detailed drawings supplied to the Committee;

Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2012
Threats to the Site:

Situation of armed conflict in the northern region of Mali and seriousness of threats to the World Heritage properties following the degradation of the Timbuktu tombs  

Year: 1990 -2005
Threats to the Site:

At its 14th session, the World Heritage Committee inscribed the City on the List of the World Heritage in Danger due to the threat of encroachment by desert sands. A programme was set up to safeguard the site. The most pressing dangers called for the consolidation of the Djingareyber Mosque and improvement of the city's terrace rainwater drainage systems.

 



* : 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.