Morocco

SPI: 19.94

Species Protection Index Average: 41

National Report Card: Morocco

Morocco borders the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean on the northern coast of Africa. The country’s terrain is mountainous in the north and with desert plains of the Sahara in the south. Most of the country is used for human activities, in its majority by rangeland. Morocco has high biodiversity rarity of terrestrial land vertebrates at a global scale. When analysed as single taxons, the rarity of amphibians, mammals and reptiles is also high. The rarity of marine fish and mammals is also high. Challenges to biodiversity include desertification and soil erosion; water and soil pollution; and water insecurity.
4.29%

of land currently protected

835

total land vertebrate species

16

endemic land vertebrate species

Species of significant conservation interest

Addax

11
amphibians / 1 endemic
624
birds / 0 endemic
96
mammals / 4 endemic
104
reptiles / 4 endemic

Information on this page was sourced from the CIA World Factbook and the Half-Earth Project Map.

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