MA018
Parc Naturel d'Ifrane


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1999 present A3
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC winter - 650 individuals A4i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter - 1,200 individuals A1, A4i
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata LC winter - 750 individuals A4i
Maghreb Green Woodpecker Picus vaillantii LC resident 1999 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC resident 1999 present A3
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata LC resident 1999 present A3
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans LC breeding 1999 present A3
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1999 present A3
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura LC resident 1999 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Takeltounte Réserve de Chasse Permanente 5,322 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Reggada Réserve de Chasse Permanente 4,221 protected area is adjacent to site 0
PN Khenifra Réserve de Chasse Permanente 108,338 protected area is adjacent to site 0
PN Ifrane Réserve de Chasse Permanente 161,209 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lac d’Afennourir Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 800 protected area overlaps with site 800
Kissarit Réserve de Chasse Permanente 3,242 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Khenifra National Park Parc National 84,204 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ifrane National Park Parc National 123,694 protected area overlaps with site 50,000
Aguelmam n'Tifounassine Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 60 protected area contained by site 0
Aguelmam n'Tifounassine Réserve de Chasse Permanente 778 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc Naturel d'Ifrane. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.