Baie de Khnifiss

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Baie de Khnifiss

  • Country: 
    Morocco
  • Site number: 
    209
  • Area: 
    20,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    20-06-1980
  • Coordinates: 
    28°03'N 12°15'W
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Overview

Baie de Khnifiss. 20/06/80; Tan Tan; 20,000 ha; 28°03'N 012°15'W. Biological Reserve. Located on the East Atlantic Flyway, a shallow tidal lagoon of open water, mud, sandflats and saltmarsh giving way to sand inundated cliffs and rocky desert. Upwelled nutrient-rich cold water enters the lagoon and plays a major role in its ecology. Abundant invertebrate, fish fauna, and Zostera beds support internationally important numbers of staging, wintering and nesting birds. Human activities include livestock grazing by nomads and traditional fishing. Significantly expanded as of 15/01/05. Ramsar site no. 209. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Tan Tan

  • National legal designation: 
    • biological reserve
    • Site of Biological and Ecological Interest
    • Zone d'Importance pour la Conservation des Oiseaux
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2005

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