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Wadi Al Allaqi Protected Area of Egypt


 

 

A strange rodant at Wadi al Allaqi

 

 

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).

 

Geographical aspects:

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

 

A colorful Scorpion at Wadi Al Allaqi

Flora:

More than 90 species of annual and perennial plants.

 

Fauna:

Fifteen species of mammals, 16 species of birds, few venomous reptiles, and large number of invertebrates.

 

 

A goat at Wadi al Allaqi


A goat at Wadi al Allaqi

 

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