ALN logo; link to Arid Lands Newsletter Home page No. 48, November/December 2000
Linkages between Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity

Moussouris & Pierce: image: Berber douar

Argan woodland management is crucial to Berber life in southwestern Moroccan villages such as this one. The subsistence of the Berber villages, or douars, depends on oil produced from the argan fruit. In addition, the tree functions as a pillar that supports regional environmental stability; thin limestone soil conservation is one of its multiple roles. Berber village or douar in southwestern Morocco
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