|Central coordinates||9o 45.00' West 30o 35.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 478m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site consists of a 21-km stretch of coastline between the small village of Tiguert, 5 km east of Cap Ghir, and the mouth of the Oued Tamraght at Aourir, north of the large resort town of Agadir. Its inland extent varies from 100 m to 6 km. Habitats include coastal cliffs, several sandy beaches and dunes, Retama steppe and cultivated fields, and Argania spinosa and Euphorbia woodland.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita||winter||-||50 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Critically Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Arganeraie||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||2,568,780||protected area contains site||4,500|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity The endemic toad Bufo brongersmai and endemic lizard Chalcides mionecton both occur.
References BCEOM-SECA (1995c), Bowden and Smith (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarhazoute. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014
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