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Due to the geographical location and the pedoclimatic diversity, the overall Algerian biodiversity (natural and agricultural) has about 16,000 species. Of these species, 226 species are threatened with extinction and benefit from legal protection.

3,139 plant species have been identified in Algeria, with 35% of them being Mediterranean in origin, followed by Euro-Mediterranean (12%) and North African (11%) species. 700 of these plant species are endemic.

Known marine biological diversity amounts to 3,183 species. The known faunistic population totals 4,963 taxa including a thousand vertebrates. This last category is represented in particular by the following classes: Birds (386), Fish (300), Mammals (108), and Reptiles (70).

Source of figures: The biodiversity strategy (2018), validated official document.

Protected areas

  • 8 existing national parks.
  • 2 protected areas classified in 2019, the Babor-Tababort national park (Sétif-Jijel and Bejaia) and the Cap Lindles nature reserve (Oran).
  • 2 protected areas are in the process of being classified, the Taghit-Guir (Bechar) national park, covering 627,000 ha, which will be the largest national park in Algeria, and the Chelia-Ouled Yagoub national park (Khenchela and Batna).

Related Sites

Related Expert Assessment Group (EAGL): Maghreb

Overview

Date of Approval
12/10/2018

Status
EAGL fully trained

EAGL Chair
Maghreb

Allocated Reviewer
Mounia Essefiani

Standard Adaptation Status
Approved

EAGL Members

Imad Cherkaoui

Imad Cherkaoui



Naim NACHID

Naim NACHID



Mohammed SADDIK

Mohammed SADDIK



Rafik Baba-Ahmed

Rafik Baba-Ahmed



Mouloud Benabdi

Mouloud Benabdi



Aissa Laabed

Aissa Laabed



Sami Dhouib

Sami Dhouib



Rania Merchergui

Rania Merchergui



Marie-José Elloumi

Marie-José Elloumi



Fethi Ayache

Fethi Ayache



Emna Lamine

Emna Lamine



Toufik OUAGGA

Toufik OUAGGA



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