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Title of the project

Bridging the Gap Between Hunters and Conservationists in Morocco


Between November 2014 and February 2015, Barbary macaques in Bab Berred, Morocco, were illegally killed bu poachers. The local Hunters’ Association is working together with and supporting the BMAC (Barbary Maquaque Awareness & Conservation) against illegal killing activities. Meetings so far have proven productive, and a programme of workshops, training and interviews is further facilitating the good working relationship between the two parties. This project will improve understanding of hunters’ perceptions and motivations regarding wildlife, and will benefit species in north Morocco by improving hunters’ wildlife ID and conservation field skills.


I have preliminary results which I am soon to write up, so I can provide updates in the near future.


Country Morocco
Level Local, Regional
Region Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima

Starting date


Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Wetland, Mountains

Protection status of the areas

Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds, Mammals (other than large carnivores)
Name(s) of main species Geronticus eremita (Northern bald ibis), Neophron percnopterus (Egyptian vulture), Canis lupus lupaster (African wolf), Aquila adalberti (Spanish imperial eagle), Macaca sylvanus (Barbary macaque)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Ethnography of hunting


Leading partners www.barbarymacaque.org, http://moroccanwildlifeconservation.weebly.com/
Other partners http://www.eauxetforets.gov.ma/

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