Argan Biosphere Reserve

  • Parc & Reserve

Located in the southwest of Morocco, the Argan Biosphere Reserve is a vast inland mountainous area that houses the argan tree (Argania spinosa) over an area of approximately 2.5 million hectares, with 80% falling within the administrative territory of the Souss Massa Region. These trees represent a major economic resource for many local communities as the primary source for the production of argan oil.Inaugurated in 1998 in the Souss-Massa region, the objective of this reserve is to ensure the protection and sustainable use of argan trees within the biosphere reserve while also fostering regional economic development by providing renewable energy applications to local communities.