State of Conservation (SOC)

Tipasa

Tipasa
  Algeria
Date of Inscription: 1982
Nomination records (Year): 1981
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iii)(iv)
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Threats*
  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
  • Erosion and siltation/ deposition
  • Housing
  • Human resources
  • Illegal activities
  • Impacts of tourism / visitor / recreation
  • Management activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Marine transport infrastructure
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 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”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.