Conservation strategy and action plan for the great bustard (Otis tarda) in Morocco : 2016-2025

Sep 23, 2020

Alonso, J.C., Palacín, C., Onrubia, A., Aboulouafae, R., Amezian, M., El Idrissi Essougrati, A., El Khamlichi, R. and Noaman, M.

The Moroccan population of the Great Bustard Otis tarda, a Vulnerable species according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, is small and declining, surviving mainly in two breeding areas (leks) and numbering some 40 to 50 birds. The goal is that by 2025, the key leks of Araoua and Tleta-Rissana will be safeguarded by appropriate national designations and strong community support, with the Great Bustard population increased to 80-100 birds and starting to expand to former areas.

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