Canary current shelf-break North

Country/territory: Morocco

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 116,281 ha

Protection status:

Groupe de Recherche pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc

Site description
The site is located on the Southern Moroccan shelf-break (50 m-1000 m deep) of the highly productive waters of the Canary current.

Key biodiversity
The site is known to be intensively used for foraging by several species, including local breeders (e.g. Cory’s shearwaters from Canaries during the breeding period and from Selvagens during post-breeding period) and several migrants from northern and southern hemispheres (e.g. Northern Gannets, Pomarine Jaeger, European Storm-Petrels, Terns and Red Phalaropes).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canary current shelf-break North. Downloaded from on 26/07/2021.