On the importance of cultural practices for conservation in the Moroccan High Atlas

Since 2013, Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Association (MBLA) collaborate to run the High Atlas Cultural Landscapes programme in Morocco. This programme, supported by  MAVA, seeks to maintain threatened iconic landscapes of the High Atlas by conserving wild and domesticated biodiversity whilst enhancing local livelihoods, promoting community governance and sustaining traditional resource management practices.

Over the past three years GDF has been working together with local community members to document the everyday practices of rural communities which they use to manage natural resources and that have a positive impact on biodiversity and landscapes. Watch the video that introduces the research steps of the programme:

This project falls within MAVA’s action plan aiming to promote sustainable land-use practices in the Mediterranean. Learn more about the project here.


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