The largest National Park in the North of Algeria, covering 76384 ha.
Declaration Date: December 1990
Surface area: 76348 ha
Administrative division: Wilaya d'El Tarf
- Extensive animal husbandry
- Fishing and forest exploitation
- Last refuge of the Barbary Red Deer (Cervus elaphus barbarus).
- Very remarkable bird life, more than 60 000 migratorybirds every winter.
- Lakes of international renown: lake Tonga, lake Oubaira,
- El Mellah Lagoon, listed by Ramsar as internationallyimportant wetlands.
- A mosaic of marine, dune, lake and forest ecosystems. Marine strip rich in corals, Posidonia meadows and fish.
- Mammals : 29 species
- Birds : 195 species
- Reptiles : 17 species
- Amphibians : 07 species
- Rare species : 27 %
- Protected species : 26 species
On a national level :
National park established by degree n°83-462 of 23 July 1983
Public establishment of an administrativenature (EPA)
Last updated: July 2011Back to top