State of Conservation (SOC)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:75,900USD
|2001|| Elaboration d'un plan d'urgence et mise en oeuvre de mesures ...
Reapproval: 22 Jan, 2002 (n°1487 - 26,260 USD)
|1992||Mission to advise on the elaboration of a urban Master Plan for ...||9,000 USD|
|1991||Purchase of topographic equipment for the site of Tipasa||3,000 USD|
|1990||Expert mission to advise the authorities on the preparation of a ...||7,000 USD|
|1990||Consultants and equipment for urgent works on Tipasa following ...||18,900 USD|
|1989||Contribution to a survey on the urban development of Tipasa||2,500 USD|
July 1989: UNESCO expert mission; December 1989: UNESCO mission; March-April 1990: expert mission; October 1992: expert mission
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
Earthquake (issue resolved)
Current conservation issues
During the mission for the revision of the Periodic Reports for Algeria, the site of Tipasa was visited and the situation was reviewed with the Algerian authorities. No change had been noted in respect to the request for emergency assistance approved by the Bureau in June 2001. It was agreed that the expert mission foreseen in the framework of that request be undertaken at end-October or during November 2001.
Also, the authorities informed the mission of the existence of a PSPP (Permanent Safeguarding and Presentation Plan) elaborated in 1992 with the Urbanism Workshop of the City of Marseilles and UNESCO. This plan, which could have regulated and improved the situation of the site of Tipasa, although approved by the authorities, had not, to date, been implemented.
Link to the decision
(iv) Emergency Assistance
Algeria - "Elaboration of an emergency plan and implementation of corrective measures for the Archaeological site of Tipasa"
VII.36 The Bureau approved this request for an amount of US$ 35,500 on an exceptional basis as Emergency Assistance.
The Bureau may wish to adopt the following text :
“The Bureau recommends to the Algerian authorities to implement without delay the 1992 Permanent Safeguarding and Presentation Plan, to reduce the pressures on the site. Furthermore, the Algerian authorities are requested to keep the World Heritage Centre fully informed for all projects concerning the site of Tipasa, and submit studies for approval prior to their implementation. ”
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SOC Reports2013 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1992 1990 1989
Detailed List of SOC reports
Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 2002 -2006
Threats to the Site:
- Deterioration of the archaeological vestiges;
- Anthropic deterioration resulting from acts of vandalism (destruction, theft, waste dumping, etc);
- Unsuitable restoration techniques;
- Growing urbanisation on the outskirts of the site and the buffer zone;
- Frequent property disputes with the owners or the public and private operators, and housing construction within the site;
- Natural degradation due to sea salt, shoreline and wind erosion, and uncontrolled vegetation;
- Inadequate conservation services in terms of qualified personnel, material and financial resources.
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”).