The Final Presentation Conference for CAMP Algeria, held at the hotel Al-Aurassi in Algiers on January 30, 2006, was attended by about 200 participants representing different stakeholders concerned ; namely, ministries, regional and local authorities, governmental institutions, NGOs, MAP and its RACs, and international environmental organisations working in the CAMP area. In his introductory speach, H.E. Mr. Chérif Rahmani, Minister of the Physical Planning and the Environment, spoke about the importance of this project that proposed a strategy for the protection of the Algerian coastal areas and which can be considered as a response to a poor co-ordination among authorities and to the competing interests over the management of the coastal areas. After explaning the major problems of the coastal areas and the proposed solutions, he said that the document would immediately be presented to the Coucil of Ministers, and that for the two other Algerian coastal areas, Annaba and Oran, similar strategies would be prepared.
The importance of the CAMP Algeria was also underlined by Mr. Paul Mifsud, the MAP Co-ordinator, who congratulated Algeria for all the efforts put in the environmental protection of the Mediterranean in the last years. The introductory speaches were followed by a more detailed presentations of the CAMP results and the discussion on the continuation of the ICAM process in Algeria, namely via the « Commissariat du littoral », recently created. On January 31, a field visit to one part of the CAMP area (Tipaza - hill Chénoua – coves of Kouali) was organised.