Djebel Gouraya known for its shape of a sleeping woman, dominates part of Béjaïa town. Named ‘Yemma Gouraya’, the oldest national park of Algeria is a safe haven for the Barbary macaque, Algerian jackal, wild cat and Algerian hedgehog. The biosphere hosts a rich variety of plants growing in forests, maquis, garrigues and along the coasts. It is home to various mixes of plants, such as tree spurge, stoneseed and bupleurum, Aleppo pine, prickly juniper, olive trees, carob, myrtle and terebinth. The mix of kermes oak, Mauritania grass and Mock Privet also find refuge in Yemma Gouraya. Along the coast, grow the beach daisy, Grey bird’s-foot trefoil, statice and even red and brown algae. The sea is home to the sperm whale, short-beaked common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise.