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Tag: conservation

  • Wildlife

    Cheetah

    Most of us will be familiar with the graceful spotted cat known as the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). We will have likely seen images of this amazing creature on our televisions or may have even seen one or two at the local zoo. What few of us know, however, is that the cheetah is listed as a ‘vulnerable species’ on the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) Red List. This enchanting cat has ...

  • Wildlife

    Fennec Fox

    It is easy to see why so many people fall in love with the Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda). With its large ears, small and delicate face and at a full-grown size of twenty centimeters, they are adorable. But it is because these rare foxes are mercilessly hunted and captured to be sold as domestic animals that this wonderful animal's name has been written on the endangered list.

  • Wildlife

    Fish

    Morocco is known for having the richest fish territory in the Atlantic Ocean. Over and above the ocean, the landscape is littered with rivers, streams and lakes that also attract many visitors to fishing in Morocco. The lure of the variety of fish in Morocco is irresistible, but the environment has suffered greatly due to the contamination of water sources and from over-fishing. ...

  • National Parks

    Tazekka National Park

    There are a number of great national parks in Morocco where you can experience the country’s wildlife to the fullest degree possible. The Tazekka National Park is one of them. Created in 1950 with only 580 hectares of land, it was hoped that the park would help to protect the many natural resources that could be found at Jbel Tazekka in the Middle Atlas mountain range. The park has certainly ...

  • National Parks

    Mediterranean Intercontinental

    To establish a biosphere reserve that spans over two countries is certainly an enormous undertaking. Through UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program the establishment of the Mediterranean Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve in 2006 was made possible. The two counties, Morocco and Spain, both share a similar cultural history and have ecological and geological similarities. Biosphere reserves ...