News Morocco

Although Critically Endangered, the Northern Bald Ibis could be in recovery © Vincent Legrand/Agami

Important new breeding sites of mythical ibis...

Fri, 24/11/2017
It has had a dramatic history and was almost lost to extinction. Now this Critically Endangered bird is bouncing back with a record breeding success in Morocco in 2017.
The Endangered Barbary Macaque is benefiting from the work of local NGOs in Algeria © Elzbieta Szulmajer

After the Arab Spring: learning to love nature...

Fri, 11/08/2017
From “protect by punishment” to “protect by involving people”: read about the peaceful revolution that is changing nature conservation in North Africa and the Middle East.
Le vautour M13 après sa remise en liberté © Rachid El Khalmichi

Le vautour fauve M13 fait le buzz au Maroc: Etes-...

Wed, 24/05/2017
Qualifié de "nicheur abondant dans toutes les montagnes" (Vaucher, 1915), il semble que le vautour fauve (Gyps fulvus) ait été présent autrefois dans la plupart des reliefs marocains. La régression de l’espèce, très nettement constatée depuis 1960, réduit considérablement les chances d’observation aujourd’hui. Voici l’histoire du vautour M13, pour lequel une poignée d’hommes passionnés se mobilisent pour conserver sa liberté.
The M13 griffon vulture after release © Rachid El Khalmichi

Freed from abuse, maltreated bird flourishes in...

Tue, 02/05/2017
GREPOM, the BirdLife Partner in Morocco, helps to free mistreated Griffon Vulture.
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track...

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.

COP22: Developing nations lead way in the fight...

Tue, 22/11/2016
At the first climate change conference since the landmark Paris Agreement treaty became legally-binding, the pressure was on to turn legislation into real action.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean...

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.
One of a few hundred adult Northern Bald Ibis; but soon to be more. Photo: Imad Cherkaoui

Record breeding success for Critically Endangered...

Fri, 20/11/2015
Traditional symbol of fertility now coming back from brink with year-on-year population increase in Morocco thanks to work of BirdLife Partners and Moroccan Government.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco is BirdLife Species Champion for Northern Bald Ibis (Jean-Paul Tilly; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Ibis gets royal visit

Fri, 21/03/2014
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco recently visited Souss Massa National Park, Morocco, home to the largest remaining wild population of Northern Bald Ibis.
Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season (Hans & Jenne Erikson; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Record season for Morocco’s Northern Bald Ibises

Mon, 16/09/2013
Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season

Strengthening local capacity for conservation in...

Wed, 10/10/2012
SEO/BirdLife efforts to build a strong, committed national NGO in Morocco to join the BirdLife partnership takes a significant step forward.
BirdLife in Objects, #5: The Ancient Scroll

BirdLife’s History in Objects: #6 “The Hieroglyph”

Wed, 20/06/2012
The Northern Bald Ibis has had an eventful and turbulent relationship with man. Idolised yet mummified, celebrated and venerated yet beaten and eaten, collected then protected, hunted, poisoned, followed by pilgrims and tracked by scientists- this mythical bird is just over 200 mature wild individuals away from being lost forever. But hope is not even close from being lost...

Syrian ibises fledge; Morocco’s ibis wardens need...

Tue, 19/07/2011
Northern Bald Ibis is being tracked from Syria through the Arabian peninsula whilst in Morocco wardens are needed to protect the breeding sites