GENERAL STATUS
The marine area is part from El Kala National Park which was established in 1983.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
The park is located in the north?eastern part of Algeria, in the coastal plain along the Tunisian border around the small town of El Kala (Wilaya d'El Tarf district). The park covers 40 km of coastline from Cap Rose to Cap Roux.
Geographical coordinates: N 36o 54'? E 08o 27'.
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ELEMENTS
The marine area presents important ecological characteristics: rocky and sandy bottoms with rich Mediterranean biocenosis, important coralligenous formations of Corallium rubrum (heavily exploited in the past), large Posidonia oceanica meadows. The presence of monk seal has been occasionally reported possibly in connection with the small permanent colony of the nearby Galite islands (Tunisia).
 
Download the Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SAP-BIO) (in French)
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