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Contribution to the study of the endemic species Macaca Sylvanus Linnaeus, 1758 from the Rif Occidental (North-West of Morocco)

Nawal Hichami*1,2 and Safaa Bendami1,2

1Laboratory of Water, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, P.O. Box2390, 40000, Morocco.
2The Natural History Museum of Marrakech, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco.

* Corresponding Author E-mail: nouna.hichami(at)

Nawal Hichami

Safaa Bendami

Article Number: irjpeh.20.024  |   Pages: 173-178  |   Vol. 7 (5), October 2020   |   DOI:

 Received: June 23, 2020  Accepted: August 29, 2020  Published: October 23, 2020


The Western Rif Terrestrial Mammal Population has been assessed for its current status. The species currently hosting the Western Rif are 37 species. Surveys of the region concerning the limestone ridge from Oued Laou to Jbel Moussa, as well as the Bou Hachem massif, have enabled us to validate the presence of 22 species. One species has been the subject of a detailed study, with regards to the state of its population, its conservation status and its distribution in the study area. It is mainly the endemic species Macaca Sylvanus Linnaeus, 1758. This species has a relict distribution in Morocco and Algeria. The Moroccan populations populate the mountains of the Rif Centro-Occidental, those of the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas. Some recommendations relating to the measures proposed for its conservation and management are made.


Western rif, distribution, morocco, conservation, macaca sylvanus, vulnerability.

How to Cite this Article

Hichami N, Bendami S (2020).Contribution to the study of the endemic species Macaca Sylvanus Linnaeus, 1758 from the Rif Occidental (North-West of Morocco).Int Res. J. Pub. Environ. Health 7(5):173-178.

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