Goats in Trees & Morocco’s Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve

Morocco's Argan Tree

Morocco's Argan Tree

The Argan Forest is a prized place in Morocco because it is one of the last hopes of a fully forested area.  The Argan Forest is the line between desert and a green expanse.  The forest is home to many wildlife species as well as a diversity of flora and fauna.  Unfortunately, in previous years the forest was not as well protected.  The Argan trees produce oils which have been used in cosmetics and for the production of Argan oil used for salads and cooking.  The wood of the trees was also used for medication purposes.  The goal of the Arganeraie Reserve is to protect the last of the forest from deforestation.  Part of the forest has always been used for farm animals so they also rely on the health of the land. (more…)