Côte des Bokkoyas
- Site number:2379
- Area:5,530 ha
- Designation date:16-04-2019
- Coordinates:35°12'N 04°07'W
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The Site, located on the Mediterranean at the Eastern end of the central Rif mountain range, is composed of a long series of sea cliffs interrupted by valleys, and the adjacent marine waters. In an arid region, the cliffs are home to a fairly well-preserved rock plant community rich in endemic, rare and threatened species. The shallow and clear coastal waters are very conducive to the development of coral reefs; this coastline is known for its red coral (Corallium rubrum). It is also home to rare invertebrate species including anthozoa, echinoderms, molluscs and crustaceans. Côte des Bokkoyas also hosts populations of breeding birds such as osprey (Pandion haliaetus), whose colony is one of the largest in the Mediterranean with a dozen pairs. The Ramsar Site shelters a large number of threatened species, both terrestrial and marine, such as the dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus and the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta. With its ecological value, the Bokkoyas massif was classified as a National Park (Al Hoceima National Park), including the coastal marine margin. The Site has a management plan and a monitoring plan for animal and plant communities.
Région de Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Province d’Al Hoceima
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- Parc national
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- Last publication date:23-07-2019