Oued Tizguite

O. Tizguite à Zaouyate S. Abdeslam : rives de l'oued mise en culture
O. Tizguite au niveau de la cascade : vue de profil
O. Tizguite en aval d'Ifrane : oued ombragé et à écoulement lent
SR Tizguite : Plan d'eau piscicole de Zerrouka
O. Tizguite en aval d'Ifrane : des centaines de véhicules stationnent le long de la route

Oued Tizguite

  • Country: 
    Morocco
  • Site number: 
    2375
  • Area: 
    606 ha
  • Designation date: 
    16-04-2019
  • Coordinates: 
    33°31'N 05°05'W
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Overview

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.

Administrative region: 
Région : Fès-Boulemane, Province d'Ifrane

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parc National
  • Last publication date: 
    15-07-2019