Morocco - Environment



Morocco Environment 1792
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Livestock overgrazing, clearing of forests for fuel, and poor soil conservation practices have led to soil erosion and desertification. Pollution of Morocco's water and land resources is due to the dumping of industrial wastes into the ocean, the country's inland water sources, and the soil. Water supplies have also been contaminated by the dumping of raw sewage and coastal waters have been polluted by oil. The nation has about 30 cu km of renewable water resources. Ninety-two percent is used in farming and 3% for industrial activity. About 98% of the nation's cities have pure water, but only 56% of rural dwellers have the same access. Morocco's cities produce about 2.4 million tons of solid waste per year. The nation's environment is further challenged by pesticides, insect infestation, and accidental oil spills. Destruction of wildlife has occurred on a large scale, despite strict laws regulating hunting and fishing. Moreover, the drainage of coastal marshlands to irrigate cultivated land has significantly reduced the numbers of crested coots, purple herons, and marbled and white-headed ducks. The elimination of living areas for Morocco's wildlife threatens 18 of the nation's mammal species and 11 bird species. About 182 plant species are also endangered. Endangered species in Morocco include the Barbary hyena, Barbary leopard, waldrapp, Spanish imperial eagle, Mediterranean monk seal, and Cuvier's gazelle. The Bubal hartebeest is extinct. The Sahara oryx is extinct in the wild. The Ministry of Housing Development and Environment considers environmental impact as an integral part of its development strategy.

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cody
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May 13, 2008 @ 10:22 pm
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Jun 4, 2009 @ 12:12 pm
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Aug 31, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
I want to know why there has been no govenment action to stop the pollution in the Ourika Valley. I am a Eurpoean businees owner who lives in Sitti Fatma, Ourika Valley, Marrakech and every night I have to put up with the locals burning rubbish and also throwing rubbish into the river. This is spoiling the area, which has emence beauty and charm. It is also very toxic as alot of the rubbish is plastic.
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Krystal
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Oct 11, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
Thank You Very Much, This helped Me With My Report on Morocco's Environment:]
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Nov 26, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
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Oct 27, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
hi my name's oumaima and i want now to thank you for helping me because i like talking about this topic and i want also to know everythings about it, in my school everyone choose a topic as holidays and otherthinks but me a choose this topic to show to others persons or to my friends what it happenned in the word
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Nov 21, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks... It's so hard to find good research on Morocco for my World Geography class (that's the country I'm ambassador for in the class) :)
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Dec 14, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
Hey, my name's Mohamed, I'am a student in high school, I really like to talk about these things specialy when it's on my own country, I would like to know what are the facts related to our environement here in morocco and what are the reasons contributing the pollution in it, you will help me a lot answering these questions because I have an urgent project in my class and I should prepare it just on time! thanks have fun!
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Mar 7, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
hey its colleen again this information is for my civics class. Im doing a news report on issues in morocco. This was a big help thanks :)
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Jun 14, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
Thanks... this is really hard to find for my project on morocco
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Oct 25, 2011 @ 11:11 am
hey thanks for the info and it is really hard to find on other websites its for my project
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Oct 30, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
Thanks for this information it helped me alot on my current events project for Morocco:)Sincerely,
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carolina guillen
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Jan 17, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Thx for the infomation:D:D sinerly, carolina guillen RMS student and Jennifer Rodriguez also an RMS student
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Feb 13, 2018 @ 4:16 pm
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Feb 7, 2019 @ 7:19 pm
I love this website! It got to the point about Human-Environment Interaction in Morocco. With this website, I got my three paragraphs on Human-Environment Interaction in Morocco complete. Thanks for the help!
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Mar 8, 2019 @ 2:14 pm
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