State of Conservation (SOC)
Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador) (2005)
Other Threats: a) Progressive deterioration of the built framework; b) Absence of a rehabilitation policy for the Mellah Quarter; c) Continuous collapse of the buildings and advanced deterioration of the maritime part of the fortified wall of the Medina
Document Source: WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev
Threats*:Commercial development Solid waste
Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador) (2004)
Other Threats: The general state of conservation of the property is a cause for concern
Document Source: WHC-04/28.COM/15B
Threats*:Commercial development Erosion and siltation/ deposition Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community Input of excess energy Major linear utilities Management systems/ management plan Solid waste Water (rain/water table) Wind
ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan(15) Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation(9) Deliberate destruction of heritage(9) Illegal activities(8) Erosion and siltation/ deposition(7) Housing(6) Solid waste(5) Identity, social cohesion, changes in local population and community(5) Commercial development(4) Society's valuing of heritage(4) Water (rain/water table)(3) Interpretative and visitation facilities(2) Ground transport infrastructure(2) Legal framework(2) Effects arising from use of transportation infrastructure(1) Major linear utilities(1) Water infrastructure(1) Input of excess energy(1) Wind(1) Avalanche/ landslide(1) Management activities(1)
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”).