Category Archive: Morocco

Trafficking of Moroccan Tortoises

International demand has created an intense market in animal trade, much of it illegal, leading to far more pressure than populations of many species can handle. Trafficking and other human activities now directly… Continue reading

Urban Wilderness (Fes at Dawn)

I recently found myself alone amongst feathered reptiles above Fes. Simply by going outside before dawn. The world changes somehow, just before dawn. Once the faint gray or brown light of the still-distant… Continue reading

Moroccan Serpent Charming

In this second post on human-reptile interactions in Morocco, let’s take a look at one of the most charismatic, flamboyant ways that humans and reptiles cross paths: snake charming. Even in parts of… Continue reading

Project on Human-Reptile Interactions in Morocco

Should we define wilderness by absence of human impact? Or are humans as much a part of an ecosystem as plants or any other animal? Although some humans currently race to save the… Continue reading