Brahim HADDANE of Morocco is a wildlife consultant and captive


Brahim HADDANE of Morocco is a wildlife consultant and captive breeding expert. His education includes a scientific baccalaurius (1972, Morocco) and a Diploma of Doctorate in Veterinary Medicines (1978, Morocco). Post university training includes tropical diseases and medicines and parasite diseases and anaesthesia of wildlife animals

(Belgium). He holds a Master of Science Animal Biology and Nature Conservation from the Veterinary college and Zoological Society of London (UK). He also has a Certificate of Zoo biology and Animal Management (USA), Certificate of Wildlife Economics management (UK) and studied National Parks and Protected areas at the Institute of

International Education (USA). Languages include Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

His scientific research addresses a variety of species: bustards group in Morocco, North

Africa and Middle East; Gazelles group in Morocco and Middle East; Waldrap ibis study in captivity and in the wild; Atlas leopard in wild in Morocco; Atlas lions in captivity;

Monk seal group of nature survey; North Africa group of cheetah survey (IUCN); Small wild cats group study in Morocco; Sustainable use of wildlife animals: hunting and game species; and ANCRE: Implementation of environmental conventions in Morocco.

Publications include: Bustard species in Morocco: Status and future perspective;

Reproduction, rearing and pathology of some species in captivity; Reproduction of gazelles and antelopes in captivity; Cheetah study in Morocco; Production of TV documentary on wildlife in Morocco; National report on hunting and game species; and a national report on Implementation of the Environmental Education Strategy.

He participates in many international specialist groups regarding research on endangered wildlife. He is a member of many international organisations, including:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Association of Zoological Garden and Wildlife Veterinarians (AZWV); World Association of Zoo and Aquarium (WAZA);

International Crane Foundation (ICF). Within IUCN, Brahim serves on the Steering

Committee of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) and also is Vice Chair of that

Commission’s SUG. He is Vice Chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas

(WCPA), Regional Vice-Chair North Africa for the Commission on Education and

Communication (CEC), and General Secretary of the IUCN National Committee. His lectures to veterinary students on wildlife conservation address immobilisation and pathology patterns of wildlife animals. Currently, he is conducting an education program for school children and young people.

Throughout his career, Brahim Haddane has held the following positions: Vétérinaire chargé de la collection des animaux du Parc Zoologique National (1978-1983); Chef du

Service Animalier et Vétérinaire au Parc Zoologique (1984-1992); Directeur–Adjoint et

Chef du Service Vétérinaire du Parc Zoologique National de Rabat (1993-1999); Chargé du programme du développement des activités loisirs et attractives du Parc. He was involved in creating the Parc Zoologique de Ouarzazate (1988), rehabilitation of the Parc

Zoologique Lahboul à Maknes (1990) and the conceptualization and creation of the Parc

Sindibad à Casanlanca (1992). This involved the human resources management (gestion des ressources humaines du service) of 120 people who worked in different tasks 365 days a year. From 2000 to 2005, Brahim was Directeur Général du Parc Zoologique

National de Rabat. Since 2005, he has held the position of Directeur Général des Jardins

Exotiques de Bouknadel/Salé, Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement.