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Talassemtane National Park

Talassemtane National Park

Talassemtane National Park is a national park in the Rif region of Northern Morocco.

The 589.5-square-kilometre (227.6 sq mi) park was created in October 2004 to conserve the last of Morocco’s threatened fir forests.[1][2]

The park also contains other plant species endemic to the Spanish/Maghrebi biodiversity hotspot such as the endangered Atlas cedar and Andalusian Belladonna Atropa baetica.The Bearded vulture and over 100 other birds have been observed at the park.[3]

Talassemtane is part of the Transcontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean.

Talassemtance National Park information sign

The park's proximity to the popular tourist destination, Chefchaouen makes it a common hiking destination. The park's elevation ranges from 350 meters to 1,050 meters. [4]

World Heritage StatusEdit

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on 12/10/1998 in the natural category.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Talassemtane National Park, Protected Planet
  2. ^ National Parks, Morocco.com
  3. ^ Le parc national de Talassemtane, Ecologie.ma
  4. ^ "Sentiers de Randonnées Pédestres". www.tazekka.com. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  5. ^ whc.unesco

Coordinates: 35°08′N 5°05′W / 35.13°N 5.08°W / 35.13; -5.08