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State of Conservation (SOC)

Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Date of Inscription: 2001
Nomination records (Year): 1995, 2000
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (ii)(iv)
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  • Commercial development
  • Solid waste
  • Other Threats:

    a) Progressive deterioration of the built area b) Continuous collapse of buildingsc) Major deterioration of the maritime part of the fortifications of the Medina

* : 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.