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Sand dunes with water in background.
A view of the dunes of Essaouira.
© O. Langrand
The Essaouira Dunes: Mapping a Sustainable Future for the Coastal Atlantic Plains of Morocco
Grantee Name: 
Groupe de Recherche Pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc (Grepom)
HOTSPOT
Mediterranean Basin
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,432
DATES
Sep 2014
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Jun 2016
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Mediterranean Basin
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,432
DATES
Sep 2014
-
Jun 2016

Secure the long-term future of Morocco's Essaouira Dunes and the surrounding corridor through Integrated Coastal Zone Management. The goal is to protect the dunes, archipelago and other associated habitats, and the wildlife that depends on these key biodiversity areas. Develop an ecotourism charter to be adopted by the local council, tour agencies and hotels pledging their commitment to protect the dunes and local ways of life. Build capacity of government and civil society to sustain conservation efforts for the site.

Strategic Direction: 1 Promote civil society involvement in Integrated Coastal Zone Management to minimize the negative effects of coastal development in three priority corridors (Southwest Balkans, Cyrenaican Peninsula, and Mountains, Plateau