Tag Archives: Association Nature Initiative

31 Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) at Bir Anzarane

The Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) still present at the watering hole site at Bir Anzarane and in good numbers. Following the discovery of the species at this site on 30 January by Abdeljebbar Qninba and a group of naturalists during a field trip coordinated by the Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I), several birders have visited… Read More »

Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) at Bir Anzarane

A male Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) was photographed yesterday at a drinking site near Bir Anzarane, about 140 Km north-east of Dakhla, Oued Dahab region. The species was recorded during a scientific trip coordinated by the Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I). Abdeljebbar Qninba first saw and identified the species, Abdelaziz Benhoussa, Mohamed Ibn Tattou, Mohamed Laghdaf Khayya,… Read More »

Houbara Bustard filmed near Safia reserve, Oued Dahab

A wild Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) filmed “displaying” near Safia reserve, Bir Guendouz, Oued Dahab, about 50 Km north of the Mauritanian border by members of the Association ‘Nature Initiative’ (A.N.I.). The association regularly monitors the reintroduced wildlife (addax, dama gazelle and North African Ostrich) in this reserve, and this bird was recorded during one of these… Read More »

Red-necked Ostrich reintroduced to the Sahara after 50 years

The North African Ostrich or Red-necked Ostrich (Struthio camelus camelus) has returned to breed in the Sahara, southern Morocco after it went extinct there some 50 years before. This is thanks to a successful reintroduction programme launched in 2008 by the Forestry Administration (HCEFLCD) and its local partners Association ‘Nature Initiative’ based at Dakhla. The Ostrich along with two other Sahelo-Saharan flagship… Read More »

Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I), Dakhla

The Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I.) is an NGO based at Dakhla created on 5 June 2003. Its main activities are dedicated to the promotion of the conservation of the environment and biodiversity, sustainable development, ecotourism and eco-citizenship in the Region of Oued Dahab, southern Morocco. For more detailed information about the association and its activities… Read More »