In response to the devastating earthquake that struck the High and Anti Atlas communities on September 8th, we have temporarily suspended our Biodiversity and capacity-building initiatives. This decision stems from the fact that all the communities benefiting from our work have been profoundly affected by this tragedy. Their livelihoods, homes, mental and physical well-being, livestock, and lands have been severely impacted, leaving them in a crippling state. Moreover, they no longer have access to fundamental necessities like clean water, food, and shelter.
The earthquake has left them in a state of vulnerability and uncertainty, requiring immediate humanitarian assistance to help them recover and rebuild their lives.
During this critical period, our primary focus will be redirected to prioritize these affected communities. We will channel our efforts towards assisting them in getting back on their feet before resuming our mission to support rural livelihoods and promote biodiversity conservation practices.
From planting trees and conducting agrobiodiversity trainings to organizing festivals promoting eco-tourism, our actions greatly prioritize the needs of local communities