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First North African Ostrich nest in the wild in Morocco

Nest of the North African Ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus), Mhamid region, south-east Morocco, March 2024 (Mohammed Znari).

North African Ostrich (or Red-necked Ostrich) nests in the wild in Morocco for the first time in decades. In Morocco, the wild population of the North African Ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus) experienced a significant decline in the 19th century, leading to its complete disappearance by the second half of the 20th century. Note that while […]

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Conservation of Double-spurred Francolin in Morocco

Double-spurred Francolin / Francolin à double éperon (Pternistis bicalcaratus), Central Plateau, Morocco, 31 December 2021 (Abdeljebbar Qninba).

A report on recent efforts to conserve the Double-spurred Francolin in Morocco through its reintroduction to its former historic range. Double-spurred Francolin (Pternistis bicalcaratus) occurs in two disjoint areas. The largest population is distributed mainly in West Africa eastwards to Cameroon and south-western tip of Chad in Central Africa. The second population, which is much

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