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Moroccan Red List of birds: request for information

GREPOM/BirdLife Morocco’ in partnership with the Department of Water and Forests (the Government entity responsible for biodiversity conservation) are currently developing a Red List of birds of Morocco. Once finalized, this Red List will be an important tool to help inform conservation actions in the country in the years to come.

To ensure the quality of the results, the compilation and synthesis of all available data about the species and their habitats is a very important step. (And this data includes both information about the ‘past’ as well as the ‘recent’ or ‘current’ situation).

We would like to invite all observers, amateur birders and professionals, who have data on birds of Morocco to contribute to this important project. Currently, we are seeking information about the breeding populations.

Any data on rare, localized or hard-to-find species is highly appreciated (as noted above, observations from recent past are also very important). Data on common species are equally useful, especially for species whose population are expanding or shrinking (or are suspected to do so). Information on threats, both on birds and their habitats, is also requested.

The suggested form for sharing data can be downloaded from here (Excel file, in French), but you are free to use any other forms that suits you (e.g. map files, Word document,…).

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact the project manager at GREPOM using this email address. Please also send all information to the same person.

Thank you for your help!

Moroccan Red List Team

Moussier's Redstart (Phoenicurus moussieri), a Maghreb endemic species (Brahim Bakass)
Moussier’s Redstart (Phoenicurus moussieri), a Maghreb endemic species (Brahim Bakass).
(Interesting anecdote about this species: It’s wrongly considered as the national bird of Morocco)

1 thought on “Moroccan Red List of birds: request for information”

  1. Bon travail et bonne continuation.
    Pour le partage des observations, vous aurez pu proposer aussi les leaders de la science citoyenne : “www.ebird.org” et “www.inaturalist.org”.

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