Zones humides de Souss-Massa

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Zones humides de Souss-Massa

  • Country: 
    Morocco
  • Site number: 
    1487
  • Area: 
    1,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    15-01-2005
  • Coordinates: 
    30°13'N 09°37'W
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Overview

Zones humides de Souss-Massa. 15/01/05; Agadir; 1,000 ha; 30°13'N 009°37'W. Parc National de Souss-Massa, Permanent Hunting Reserve. Two two separate areas which are part of a national park that was initially designated to protect the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), which is represented by 7% of its biogeographic population. Subsequently, it was found that more than 270 bird species occur in the area, with several finding refuge at the site during winter, including the Marbled Teal, the Greater Flamingo, the Caspian Tern and the Little Tern. The area comprises a variety of habitats, ranging from dunes to freshwater and brackish marshes, coastal waters, sandy beaches and rocky shores. The main activities taking place in the site are agricultural, with a large area dedicated to banana plantations and livestock raising, as well as ecotourism and tourism along the coast. Threats include urban pollution and disturbance to the fauna by locals and tourists. Ramsar site no. 1487. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Province de Chtouka Ait Baha

  • National legal designation: 
    • Permanent Hunting Reserve
    • National Park
  • Last publication date: 
    15-01-2005

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