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Petrified Forest Protected Area of Egypt


 

Dunes at the Petrified Forest of Egypt

 


The forest reserve is situated in the northeastern corner of Egypt at the borders gate with the dunes expansion that rise up to 60 meters above sea level.

 

It is heavily covered by high density of acacia trees, bushes and pastoral plants that all work for fixation of the dunes to conserve important environmental feature of the Mediterranean coast which was exposed to developmental projects that transfigured its natural components.

 

The acacia high density helps increase water in the soil that preserves the subterranean water and its natural qualities. It also forms a sort of tourist attraction activity in the region due to its natural resources.

 

The site is one of the sources that the state aims at its conservation and protection for its significance and richness in the wildlife, animal and plant domains.

 

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