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Lagune de Khnifiss

Date of Submission: 12/10/1998
Criteria: (vii)(x)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Direction du Patrimoine Culturel
Coordinates: Long. 12°15' W ; Lat. 28°03' N
Ref.: 1182
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Description

D'une superficie totale de 60.000 ha au Nord-Est de Tarfaya, la lagune de Khnifiss est un fleuron des réserves marocaines qui offre une diversité étonnante de biotopes dans un milieu désertique austère mais à la beauté paysagère somptueuse. Les valeurs naturelles du site sont rehaussées par la présence de vestiges archéologiques préhistoriques et historiques sur lesquels des recherches pluridisciplinaires se penchent ces dernières années.