Algeria


998 km
161946 km2
2

Summary/History
Algeria has a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Deep waters are found relatively close to the shore in this area, where there is vertical mixing and therefore higher productivity, particularly in the winter and early spring. Satellite tracking studies show the marine area is use extensively by Audouin's Gull (NT), Balearic Shearwater (CR) and Yelkouan Shearwater (VU), its also important for non-breeding Sandwich Tern (LC).

Key threats to Algerian seabirds include:
o Pollution, especially oil and chemicals from shipping
o Habitat loss from coastal and island development
o Overfishing of the prey base and bycatch,

National priorities
o Continue monitoring of key locations
o Undertake foraging studies for some key species
o Update national MPA legislation
o Develop a capacity building programme aimed at improving MPA designation and management




Albatrosses
0
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
4
Cormorants
2

Storm-petrels
0
Auks
1
Gulls and terns
16
Ducks, geese and swans
0


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
5 (47th)
18% (32nd)
1
0
4
0
24
0

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

References
o Samraoui F., Alfarhan A.H., Al-Rasheid K.A.S. and Samraoui B. (2011). An appraisal of the status and distribution of waterbirds of Algeria: indicators of global changes?. Ardeola (1): 137-163
o Jacob, J

Algeria at a glance

Capital

Algiers

Area

2,381,741 km2

BirdLife Partner

None

Species

Total number of birds 319
Globally threatened birds 20
Country endemics 2

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 31
Total IBA area 13,727,923 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 1



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2022) Country profile: Algeria. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/algeria. Checked: 2022-05-16