- Numéro du site:2375
- Superficie:606 ha
- Date d’inscription:16-04-2019
- Coordonnées:33°31'N 05°05'W
The Site on the northern edge of the limestone plateau of the Middle Atlas features permanent fast-or slow-flowing freshwater habitats, including temporary and eurythermal streams, fresh springs, waterfalls and artificial irrigation canals. The rich riverbank and aquatic vegetation includes at least two threatened species: the Atlas daisy (Anacyclus pyrethrum) and the Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica). There are about 200 aquatic animal species, including endemic or rare insects such as the stonefly Protonemura dakkii and the caddisfly Agapetus dolichopterus. The Site is also marked by the significant presence of amphibians (the common toad Bufo bufo), reptiles (Macroprotodon cucullatus), birds (the common pochard Aythya ferina) and mammals (the common otter Lutra lutra). Oued Tizguit is accordingly considered a site of biological and ecological interest, and is included in the Ifrane National Park. The wetland is however affected by a reduction in low-water flow levels, due inter alia to water abstraction and upstream developments, and by the uncontrolled occupation of its bed during the summer. The management of the Ramsar Site is shared between private and public actors according to the applied land tenure system. Conservation and monitoring measures are being implemented, in particular on the hydrological regime, soil quality and birds.
- Inscription légale nationale:
- Parc National
- Date de dernière publication:15-07-2019