For a more fruitful day out, why not take a trip to this remarkably flourishing hillside?

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Mamora Forest

A Green oasis

Morocco’s main source of cork oak, Mamora Forest near Rabat, boasts over 120,000 acres of terrain, making it one of the major green lungs of the region as well as chief supplier to the paper industry and a national hub of natural carbon production. To arrive at the forest, you must firstly make your way to the town of Sidi Yahya du Rharb, half an hour form Kentira, the port of access to this huge expanse of hills, pastures, eucalyptus trees and holm oak groves. Mamora literally means “fruitful”, just to give you an idea of the economic and environmental value of its natural resources. On occasion, however, this giant cork oak woodland has been threatened by both over-deforestation and plans to build a dumping ground on its outskirts. If you’re travelling to Rabat, it might be worth paying a visit before any changes take place.

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