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Tom Kellie posted a topic in African wildlifehttp://www.magornitho.org/2016/04/mammals-aousserd-region/ ~ This April, 2016 article from the Moroccan birding and ornithology publication MaghrebOrnitho tells of field research in the Aousserd region, very near Mauritania, in far southern Morocco, an area also claimed by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Despite continuous heavy poaching, various mammalian species were observed and photographed, including with camera traps. A honey badger with cubs, Dorcas gazelle, Barbary sheep, lesser mouse-tailed bat, lesser Egyptian jerboa and Tarabul's gerbil were observed.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in Latest Conservation news and talkhttp://www.magornitho.org/2012/08/african-wolf-discovered-in-morocco/ http://www.revistaquercus.es/noticia/4932/Avances/Detectan-al-lobo-en-Marruecos-gracias-al-uso-del-foto-trampeo-.html ~ This August, 2012 notice in the Moroccan birding and ornithological journal MaghrebOrnitho tells of the work of a research team from the University of Alicante in Spain. They confirmed the presence of the African Wolf, Canis lupus lupaster in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. While five years old, the value in this article is in two photos, one via camera trap in winter in Morocco, the other in Algeria. In Spanish, further information concerning wolves in the Atlas Mountains is offered in the second link above.
http://ecologie.ma/premiere-nationale-un-serval-photographie-dans-le-moyen-atlas/ http://www.magornitho.org/2014/08/serval-photographed-middle-atlas/ ~ These articles, one in French from the Moroccan publication Ecologie and the other in English from Maghreb Ornitho, tell of a recent encounter with a serval by a hiker in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. A photograph was taken of the serval in daylight with typical mountain scenery in the setting. This suggests a remnant population which may survive in part through prudent secretiveness.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in Latest Conservation news and talkhttp://observers.france24.com/en/20151013-morocco-oasis-toilet-waste-fertilizer ~ This article from France 24 Observers describes the work of Moroccan NGO Microbiona and a University of Marrakech research group fitting dry toilets into scattered oasis schools. Human waste is processed as a natural fertilizer for organic gardens adjacent to the schools. In each oasis the total cost is around €30,000 which covers the toilets, gardens and public awareness activities.