Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou

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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU winter - 350 individuals A1, A4i
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis LC breeding 1999 present A3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter - 160 individuals A4i
Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita EN resident - present A1
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC winter - present A1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1999 present A3
Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey LC resident 1999 present A3
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha LC resident 1999 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC resident 1999 present A3
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata LC resident 1999 present A3
Tristram's Warbler Sylvia deserticola LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Sylvia cantillans NR 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
Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta LC resident 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 medium not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sous Massa National Park National Park 46,857 protected area contained by site 33,800
Réserve de Biosphère de l'Arganeraie (RBA) UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 2,369,038 protected area contains site 63,800

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou. Downloaded from on 23/01/2020.