When people think of wildlife, Kenyan safaris and the Galapagos Islands often come to mind. Few people would consider Morocco to be a destination worthy of visiting for its wildlife, yet well-preserved national parks and vast expanses of forests are not only natural retreats but home to a wide variety of birds, reptiles and mammals.
Morocco has more than 40 different ecosystems with habitats for many endemic species. Over the years, the country’s cities and industrial centers have had a direct impact on the wildlife. Unfortunately, numerous species of plants and animals in Morocco are endangered due to industrialization, but there are still a number of places throughout the country to view wildlife in their natural habitats. (more…)