ALGERIA 3
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Algeria
INSTITUTION NAME Salle Pédagogique des zones arides. Jardin Botanique Wilaya de Béchar”
MAIN ADDRESS L’Unité de Recherches sur les zones arides, Station de Recherches de Beni Abbes, Wilaya de Béchar
DESCRIPTION
AREA 12.000 square meters
LATITUDE 30, 8 º N
LONGITUDE 2, 1 º W
ALTITUDE 500 m
PRECIPITATION No information available
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE Research Center and Botanic Garden
DATE FOUNDED 1942
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Trees and shrubs, plants used in phytotherapy and other useful spp., systematic plant collection, aromatic, perfume and spice plants and greenhouse plants
TAXA Trees and shrubs (315 taxa), plants used in phytotherapy and other useful spp. (175 taxa), systematic plant collection (2,000 taxa), aromatic, perfume and spice plants (22 spp), greenhouse plants (250 spp.)
PROGRAMMES • Research programmes about the desert climate and its biological (study of flora and fauna of the desert) and physical effects (meteorology and geophysics, atmospheric electricity and thunderstorms)
• Conservation and testing programmes of different configurations of plants and their habitats• Mapping Programme: maps of the area to scale 1/500.000
• Special studies on plant formations of Paleozoic and Quaternary period
FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Laboratory (220 square meters)
• Botanical garden (12,000 square meters)
• Library with 300 volumes related to arid zones and Sahara
• Regular publications in scientific journals
• Herbarium
MAIN DEFICIENCIES No information available
OTHER INFORMATION In this emplacement is located The Beni Abbes Research Station, in association with The Wilaya de Bechar Botanic Garden
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:

www.bgci.org

www.cbd.int
Documents:

Stratégie Algerienne et plan d’Action Nacional d’utilisation durable de la Diversité Biologiqué”. Ministère de l’Amènagement du Territoire et l’Environnement d’Algeria

Directory of Institution engaged in Arid Zone Research. Arid zone Programme” (1952) UNESCO

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