Gouraya National Park
|Gouraya National Park|
|Location||Béjaïa Province, Algeria|
|Area||20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)|
|Visitors||60.000 (in 2005)|
The park is north-east of Béjaïa, close to the city. The park includes the 660 meter (2.165 feet) high mountain of Gouraya, from which the park got its name, in addition to many beaches and cliffs, which make the park a swimming destination for many Algerians.
It is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve, with a varied flora and fauna, including Barbary macaques and jackals who live in the forests in this park. The Barbary macaque is a primate with a very restricted range in portions of northwestern North Africa and disjunctively in Gibraltar.
- UNESCO, 2006
- C. Michael Hogan, 2008
- C. Michael Hogan (2008) Barbary Macaque: Macaca sylvanus, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg
- UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: Gouraya National Park (2006)