D. scovazzi is threatened chiefly by localized loss of breeding sites through agricultural development and increased salinisation in coastal lagoons (Salvador et al. 2009). The primary driver to species threats is the burgeoning human population within the species range, which population explosion has principally erupted since about 1960; furthermore, the range of D. scovazzi in Morocco coincides with the portion of Morocco that has the greatest agricultural potential, based upon edaphic and rainfall factors. Thus the pressure on overgrazing, deforestation, conversion of habitat to cropland and over-extraction of surface waters is great in this portion of Morocco (World Wildlife Fund & Hogan, 2007).
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