Côte Aftissate-Boujdour

Littoral Aftissate-Boujdour: falaise surplombant directement les eaux océaniques
Littoral Aftissate-Boujdour: diversité des habitats et valeur paysagère (vue vers le Nord)
Littoral Aftissate-Boujdour: diversité des habitats et valeur paysagère (vue vers le Nord)
Valeur culturelle du littoral d'Aftissate: tumulus sur le plateau littoral
Valeur culturelle du littoral d'Aftissate: amas coquillier préhistorique sur le plateau littoral

Côte Aftissate-Boujdour

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    11,700 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    25°48'N 14°35'W
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The Site covers some 50 kilometres of coastline to the south of the town of Boujdour. A 70-metre-high sea cliff overlooks a continuous low-lying furrow separated from the ocean by a beach and mobile dunes. It is at the southern limit of the Palearctic ecozone, while coastal upwelling shapes its hydrological and sedimentary dynamics, its productivity and its climate. The wetland provides a stopover point for Palearctic seabirds, waders and land migrants, especially passerines. In winter, species such as the lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus) are present in populations greater than 1% of their biogeographic populations. The dry areas of the Site, strongly influenced by the ocean, are home to several endemic and rare species such as the endemic gecko Saurodactylus brosseti. The Site features relatively densely-vegetated steppes featuring endemic or rare plant species including Anacyclus maroccanus, Bupleurum dumosum and Pallenis teknensis. The Site’s marine resources provide sustainable income for the local communities; conservation measures are proposed to minimize the potential threats and also to ensure local livelihoods.

Administrative region: 
Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (Province de Boujdour, Commune de Jraifia)

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