Effects of Climate Change and Anthropization on Dynamics of Vegetation Cover in the Taounate Region of Morocco

http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v6i12.10

Authors

  • Abdelouahid Laftouhi Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco 
  • Noureddine Eloutassi Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco 
  • Elhachmia Ech-chihbi Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco 
  • Zakia Rais Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco 
  • Abdelfattah Abdellaoui Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco 
  • Abdeslam Taleb Environmental Process Engineering Laboratory- Faculty of Science and Technology Mohammedia, - Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco 
  • Mustapha Beniken Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco
  • Mustapha Taleb Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Modeling and Environment Engineering(LIEME), Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences Fes, Morocco

Keywords:

Vegetation cover, Taounate, Morocco, Climate change, Anthropization

Abstract

The forest area of the region of Taounate has experienced significant pressure from the Received 17 October 2022 combined effects of climate change and anthropization, leading to a strong regression of the Revised 26 November2022cover plant. This study was aimed at evaluating the changes in the Taounate forest region Accepted 05 December 2022 landscape between 1975 and 2019 to create awareness in the public about the impact human Published online 01 January 2023 activities have on the environment and to engage them in its preservation through the integration of residents' knowledge with that of the provincial office in charge of water and forests. The study was conducted in the province of Taounate, which is located in the pre-Rifa and Rifa regions in the north of the Kingdom. The forest estate covers an area of 40,690.96 ha (7%) of the provincial area. Information related to vegetation cover was obtained from the Provincial Directorate of Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification. Data on climate change vegetation cover is that of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2017, 2018, and finally 2016. The findings of this study indicate that urgent intervention of all social actors is required to save the local ecosystems of this region.

 

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2022-12-30

How to Cite

Laftouhi, A., Eloutassi, N., Ech-chihbi, E., Rais, Z., Abdellaoui, A., Taleb, A., … Taleb, M. (2022). Effects of Climate Change and Anthropization on Dynamics of Vegetation Cover in the Taounate Region of Morocco: http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v6i12.10. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 6(12). Retrieved from https://tjnpr.org/index.php/home/article/view/1425

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