Status and Trends of Biodiversity
Benefiting from various types of ecosystems, Morocco is home to species that have disappeared from other parts of the world, such as the Mediterranean monk seal, the bald ibis, and the argan tree. Arthropods dominate Morocco’s fauna and constitute 73% of inventoried species, but 40.5% of them are threatened. Other threatened species include the lion, the gazelle, the ostrich, and the mouflon... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
There are 10 National Parks (Toubkal, Tazekka, Sous Massa, Al Hoceima, Talassametane, Ifrane, Haut Atlas Oriental, Bas Draa, Dakhla and Khnéfisse) whose surface is of 2.649.560 of hectares. There is also a network of 160 sites of biologic and ecological interest (SIBE), created as a result of the Study of Protected Areas of Morocco, whose surface is of 1... More »
Percentage of Forest Cover
The forests of Morocco (including the Alfa steppes) cover some 9 million hectares (9.077.195 ha), which represents about 8% of the national territory.