(MENAFN - African Press Organization)
The delicate balance betweenindigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is underthreat,butaccording to the UN,local communitiesin the Western High AtlasMountainsarefinding waysto preserve traditionsand still make a living from the land.
TheAmazighe,who live in themountainoussouth of the country,have traditionally been ableto conserve the unique biodiversity of the regionand preserve their cultural heritage. However,climate change aswell as the over-exploitation of medicinal plants– plus anexodus of young people-means theirsymbiotic relationship with the land may no longer be sustainable.
The UN DevelopmentProgrammeUNDP), with other partners, has supportedtheAmazigheto manage and protect the natural resourceson which theyrely.
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