Merja Sidi Boughaba

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Merja Sidi Boughaba

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    650 ha
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    34°14'N 06°40'W
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Merja Sidi Boughaba. 20/06/80; Kénitra; 650 ha; 34°15'N 006°40'W. Biological Reserve. A permanent, brackish/freshwater coastal lagoon, fringed by emergent vegetation, fed by groundwater, and separated from the sea by a stabilized dune system covered by Mediterranean scrub. The lagoon supports a rich phytoplankton, algal flora and traditional fishing. An important area for breeding waterbirds, both globally threatened and regionally rare, and for staging migrant birds. An ecomuseum plays an important role in conservation education. Ramsar site no. 207. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

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    • Biological Reserve
    • Permanent Hunting Reserve
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