Steep descent to Gaat Mezwar, Morocco

Steep descent to the Gaat Mezwar, a dry lake on the As Saqia al Hamra riverbed, about 100km NE of Smara, Morocco Field mission to Morocco and Mauritania - 2012 Filmed by Z. Boratynski BIODESERTS--Biodiversity of Deserts and Arid Regions BIODESERTS is a research group hosted by CIBIO/University of Porto. It is focused on assessing biodiversity patterns in deserts and arid regions. The objectives are to: i) advance scientific knowledge on these environments; ii) produce outputs of high scientific standard and guidelines for conservation policies; iii) train human resources in desert evolution and conservation biology; and iv) communicate scientific activities and improve public appreciation on desert biodiversity.