Region: Souss Massa
The region of Souss-Massa is the first seaside resort of Morocco, and it is renowned for its western atmosphere.
It is also the first tourist hub in the country, and has the first fishing port of Morocco.
It is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by the region of Marrakech-Safi, East by the Drâa-Tafilalet region, to the south-east by Algeria and to the south-west by the region of Guelmim-Oued Noun.
The region is bordered on the north by the mountain range of the High Atlas, following the valley of Wadi Souss, it is crossed in the center by the Massa river and the Anti-Atlas, and bordered on the south by the Drâa River.
It counted in the 2014 census approximately 2 676 847 inhabitants spread over an area of 30 321 km2. The region is made up of mountain ranges, plains and plateaus and surrounded by both the desert and the Atlantic Ocean.
It has a park that is frequented by 46 species of mammals, 40 species of reptiles and amphibians and 9 species of fish, more than 275 species of birds observed and many species of lepidoptera. There are 300 species of plants, 13 of which are endemic to the southwest of Morocco.
The biodiversity of the Souss-Massa region is particularly interesting for the combination of Palaearctic and Afro-tropical species but also for a very interesting endemic component.