- Lalla Hasnaa Sustainable Coast Awards
The Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment has decided to boost initiatives for the Environment and particularly those in favor of the protection of the Moroccan coastline by organizing a biennial competition titled "Lalla Hasnaa Sustainable Coast Awards"
- Clean beaches
“..... In this regard, We consider that the Clean Beaches program is a model for the implementation of practical actions to save our beaches and spread environmental awareness through partnership and uniting of all stakeholders efforts”
Excerpt from the Message from His Majesty King Mohammed VI read by Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa.
- Blue Flag
The Blue Flag label is the global reference in beach and marina quality. Present since 1985 through the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), in 48 countries around the world, the label is sponsored by the European Union, the United Nations and the World Tourism Organization.
- The bou'ndfis
- About the Foundation
22 Blue Flags for the 2018 Season
The Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, chaired by Her Royal Higness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, has awarded the international Blue Flag Label for the 2018 summer to 21 beaches out of 40 beaches which have applied for the label.
The Blue Flag Label, present on 3687 beaches in 49 countries of Europe, Africa and America, is a challenging label.
This international touristic label which was introduced in Morocco in 2002 by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection rewards the efforts of municipalities to improve the quality of bathing waters, for their action in environmental information, awareness and education, as well as hygiene and safety, beach development and management.
The Marina at Saidia will also fly the Blue Flag. This is the second time that this port has been awarded the label, after the major efforts that have been made for its development.
The following beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag (see map attached):
1. Achakar (Tangier-Asilah)
2. Aglou sidi moussa/Tiznit
3. Arekmane (Nador)
4. Ba-kacem (Tangier-Asilah)
7. El Moussafir/Dakhla
9. Foum loued / Laâyoune
11. Dalia /Fahs Anjra
12. Oued Aliane/Fahs-Anjra
13. Oued Laou/Tetouan
14. Oum labouir/Dakhla
15. Safi ville
16. Souiria lkdima/Safi
17. Saidia Tourist Resort
18. Cap Beddouza/Safi
19. Sidi Kankouch 1/Fahs Anjra,
20. Sidi Ifni
21. Imintourga (Mireleft).
As a reminder, the Blue Flag Label is a component of the Clean Beaches Programme whose objective is to bring beaches up to environmental standards. It also aims to raise awareness and educate summer vacationers to improve and preserve the environmental quality of our beaches. 102 beaches are registered in the ‘‘Clean Beaches’’ Programme this year.
Within the framework of this programme, the municipalities are responsible for managing, maintaining and equipping the beaches that fall within their territory. They are supported by the Foundation, which coordinates the Clean Beaches Programme with the relevant ministerial departments as part of the National ‘‘Clean Beaches’’ Committee, trains local officials and provides them with management and environmental awareness tools to enable them to welcome summer visitors in the best possible conditions. It ultimately evaluates the action undertaken.
In their efforts, the municipalities also receive support from the economic partners mobilized by the Foundation as part of the Clean Beaches Programme. They bring managerial skills and financial support to municipalities.