Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania
The port city endangered by coastal erosion
A former seat of Sultans on the Swahili coast
Discover more about the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani
The Riches Before the Ruins
How Kilwa Kisiwani became the wealthiest city in East Africa
The History of Trade in Early African Ports
Tracing rock crystal trade in the Indian Ocean
What Did Centuries of Trade Build?
Impressive mosques and an ancient fort
Why Kilwa Kisiwani Matters
"Heritage is what defines us"
Meet the locals
Fighting the tides
The climate issues affecting Kilwa Kisiwani
What Could be Lost to Rising Sea Levels?
How this coastal heritage site is standing against climate change
How Climate Change Leads to Coastal Erosion
How is wave action threatening Kilwa Kiwisani's heritage?
The Alarming Effects of Erosion
And is the issue getting worse?
Strengthening Sea Defences to Save Sinking Monumens
How Kilwa Kisiwani is creating sustainable conservation
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Hear from the locals of Kilwa Kisiwani
Who Are The Swahili?
Get to know "the people of the shore"
How Climate Change Affects Everyday Life
Locals discuss the increasing poverty and poisoned wells
"If the effects of climate change continue, people may have to move or find other means of living"
- Massud Issa Bedi, Village Chairman
What is being done to stop the damage?
How Local Conservationist Got Kilwa Kisiwana off the Danger List
The steps being taken to protect the ruins
How Digital Documentation Helps Conservation Efforts
60 seconds on site with CyArk
A living landscape
The significance of the site isn't limited to the past
What Being a World Heritage Site Means for Kilwa Kisiwani
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