An introduction to the plant communities, wildlife and culture of Southern Morocco.
Southern Morocco is a fascinating area. Dominated by Argan, a species intrinsically linked with local culture and livelihoods, its Mediterranean climate supports a diverse flora, including interesting enclaves of succulent plant communities more familiar from the Macaronesian archipelagos of the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores. The influence of the mighty Sahara is also evident among both plants and animals.
Morocco is currently involved in a captive-breeding programme to reintroduce the fallen megafauna of the arid lands, including antelope such as the ghostly-pale Addax. The area also falls within an important bird migration route, as well as providing good opportunities to enjoy many North African and desert specialities.
These factors combine to make each visit unique, and Laurie Jackson will introduce you to some of the wildlife and cultural highlights from our many visits to the area.
Date(s) - 18/08/2019
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Harrier Lecture Theatre