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Is Morocco environmentally friendly?

Is Morocco environmentally friendly?

06 Mars 2022
Is Morocco environmentally friendly?

Morocco’s irresistible atmosphere attracts millions of tourists and home buyers of villas for sale in Morocco a year, through its rare city skyline and matchless attractions. The country’s natural beauty does not go unseen, and this is shown through their undeniable sustainability efforts they have built across the years. Morocco has definitely set the bar high when it comes to international sustainability standards.

In fact, Morocco is ranked number eleven in the Global Sustainability Index which measures climate change, pollution, oceans, and all factors that inherently hurt the world we live in. For many travelers, sustainability has become a concern due to the cleanliness of water and air quality when entering a new country open to tourism.

Luckily, travelers have no worries when visiting Morocco. It is one of the top countries in the world that is making several changes to keep its outstanding cities clean and our earth a better place. As a plan for the coming years, Morocco launched a Vision 2020 document in order to invest in what is needed for ecotourism within the country. This came as a benefit to them within the tourism sector, as they have surpassed the reasonable expectations for ecotourism. Since 2020, Morocco has only grown as a top-notch sustainable destination. 

Morocco is one of the top places to visit for ecotourism due to their beliefs and efforts to evolve into a more sustainable country. In Marrakech specifically, the community provides wastewater treatment plants for the city gulfs to keep their waters clean. This became a lasting trend for all cities in Morocco committed to initiating these actions for sanitized water.

Sustainability has become one of Morocco’s identities as a country. By launching trophies to commemorate their eco-friendly tourism, they recognize their abilities to achieve these goals. For example, the “blue flag” trophy has been awarded to 21 Moroccan beaches since 2008. This award represents the clean beaches that enhance the beauty of Morocco’s natural environment. There is no fear for tourist who choose to encounter the flawless oceans, as 88% of beaches in the Morocco have sanitary waters and sand.

However, it is just as important for tourist and visitors to maintain the sustainability efforts when staying in Morocco. It is evident throughout the years that Morocco’s Mediterranean climate poses a risk of climate change which has become a concern across the world. Staying ahead of the curve, Morocco banned the production of plastic bags in 2016 as a go green initiative to help protect their growing ecosystem. As a tourist, it is important to stay educated and hold each other accountable to reduce a negative impact on the environment.

Whether you encounter the riveting Sahara Desert or Atlas Mountains, you are experiencing the most popular ecotourism destinations in the world. The lack of polluted air produces a clear vision of these landscapes for miles. This is proven especially at night through the sleek view of the Moroccan stars. For tourist in Morocco, the picture-perfect sky will not be easy to miss.

The most important aspect of ecotourism is to respect the environment around you. Morocco is full of completely natural allures throughout the country. When visiting the fascinations of Morocco, such as deserts or beaches, try bringing a reusable water bottle to reduce the use of plastic in these natural destinations. This will decrease the likelihood of leaving an ecological footprint behind.

Moreover, another way to hold yourself responsible for the ways one can affect the environment, is to buy locally from traditional shops and markets. This may sound like a simple task, but this inherently supports the local Moroccan community and helps the economy. Especially, when you choose to stay at a local villa in Marrakech or riad in Marrakech. Small actions such as these, do help the environment even when it feels like such a small contribution to the economy.

Those of us at Marrakech Sunset Properties value the sustainability initiatives Morocco has put in place. If you are looking to indulge in the ecotourism attractions in Marrakech, please visit our website: www.marrakechsunset.com. We have several villas for sale in Morocco and Marrakech villas to rent to help you take the first step in visiting your go to destination. If you have any questions, please contact us: info@marrakechsunset.com