|Northern Bald Ibis|
|NBI in zoos|
|ex situ projects|
Souss Massa National Park, Morocco
For the western population many colonies were reported in the early 20th century in Morocco and Algeria. However the sharp decline continued and the last colony in Algeria disappeared in the late 1980s.
In Morocco about 38 colonies were reported till 1940, 15 survived until 1975 and in 1989 only 3 colonies were left in the region close to Agadir. In the early 1990s only 200 birds with 70 breeding pairs remained in the newly established National Park of Souss Massa (PNSM).
After the Souss Massa National Park was founded the Northern Bald Ibis conservation project was initialized in 1994. The convention was signed between the Moroccan Administration of Water and Forests and BirdLife International to develop a conservation plan for the species in the PNSM.
To rehabilitate the Northern Bald Ibis population in Souss Massa region the following actions are ongoing:
Please visit: Northern Bald Ibis conservation program in Morocco