In 1999 UNESCO delared the Moroccan Argan Forest as a World Biosphere.
Arganseed 100% Organic Argan Oil originates in the argan forest in southwestern Morocco. The Argan Tree originating from the tertiary era is considered an endangered species.
The extraordinary tree which is able to survive on arid land because of its ability to draw water from more than 300 metres below ground level has been diminishing at a rapid pace.
As the Argan Tree offers so much to its local population it has been listed as a protected site to prevent human exploitation, and promote socio-economic development.