|Central coordinates||9o 50.00' West 30o 45.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 337m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site is a 32-km stretch of Morocco’s Atlantic coast between Essaouira and Agadir. Varying between 1 and 4 km in width, the site comprises the coastal strip, starting from the forestry post at Idbene Sag in the north, and incorporating the seaward side of the minor road to Imsouane port. From Imsouane, the boundary follows the ridge Talaf Brahim ou Lahsene to just north of Tildi, where it cuts east along the northern cliffs of Oued Tannkourimt to the village of Assaka. From Assaka the boundary follows the main Agadir–Essaouira road (RP 8), until it cuts inland at Imzi, via the villages of Timassinine and Id er Rais to Tamri. From Tamri the boundary continues west along the main road to Ait Ali where it cuts south to the Iggui Ouferni ridge to Ouroumi and finally crosses the road to the sea at Cap Ghir. Habitats include coastal cliffs up to 50 m high, the permanent watercourse and estuary of the Oued Tamri, sandy beaches and dunes, and a band of coastal steppe/unintensively used agricultural land between the coast and the foothills of the High Atlas.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita||resident||2000||30 breeding pairs||good||A1, A4i||Critically Endangered|
|Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata||resident||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala||resident||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans||breeding||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor||resident||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri||resident||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura||resident||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica||breeding||1999||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Arganeraie||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||2,568,780||protected area contains site||4,800|
|Embouchure de l'Oued Tamri||Other Area||900||protected area contained by site||900|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity The site holds 17 species of amphibians and reptiles, including four Moroccan endemics, among them the reptiles Acanthodactylus busacki, Quedenfeldtia moerens and Chalcides manueli.
References BCEOM-SECA (1995c), Bowden and Smith (1997), Bowden (1998).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tamri and Imsouane. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014
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