Area: 30,000 km2
Type: Nature Reserve (first), then declared a Biosphere Reserve
Year of establishment: 1989 Nature Reserve; 1993 Biosphere Reserve
Objective: To maintain the genetic diversity of the flora and fauna. Sustainable Development.
Management: The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).
Wadi Al Allaqi is a valley formed by the drying up of a large river, 275 km in length with an average width of 1 km. The reserve is divided into three zones: the core zone, the buffer zone and the transition zone.
A colorful Scorpion at Wadi Al Allaqi
More than 90 species of annual and perennial plants.
Fifteen species of mammals, 16 species of birds, few venomous reptiles, and large number of invertebrates.
A goat at Wadi al Allaqi