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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   The core area corresponds to the strict reserve (reserve intégrale) of the National Park with rare and endemic flora and fauna and a cultural heritage. The buffer zones consist of two zones, which serve to protect the strict reserve. The transition area includes several tourist and other infrastructures, and 13 villages located at the periphery of the park.

Landscape characterization in the Gouraya National Park; Food habits of the barbary ape (Macaca sylvanus); Ecological status, genetic, demography and health of a population of barbary apes - Interest for sustainable biodiversity management; Study of the genetic variability of the brown garden snail (Helix aspersa); Study of ground worms; Detailed study on Algerian protected areas, the Gouraya National Park and other sites of biological and ecological interest in the region of Béjaia; Analytical and descriptive study of socio-cultural practices in "Yemma Gouraya", a sacred site in Béjaia.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   n.a.
  Biodiversity   Biodiversity, biology, conservation, ecology, genetic resources, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals.
  Socio-economic   Cultural aspects, sacred sites, social/socio-economic aspects, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 03/04/2006

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