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Location Morocco, Essaouira
Central coordinates 9o 17.00' West  31o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 350 ha
Altitude 500 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Groupe de Recherche pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc (Affiliate)



Site description Lying in a mountainous region to the north of the High Atlas, 65 km south-east of Essaouira, the site consists of 7 km of the watercourse of the Oued Matil, which along this section passes between cliffs. The site covers 350 ha and varies in altitude from 500 m to 800 m. The valley bed is heavily cultivated.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita winter  1988  7 individuals  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oued Matil: Ksob. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2014

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