Aswan Natural Parks
Saloga,Gazal Protected Areas
Saloga and Gazal islands are located in the Nile,
about 3 km North of the Aswan Dam.. Amponarty, Amon
and Plant garden islands are located North of the
protected area while Suhail island is in the
Southern part . These islands of the first Cataract
in Aswan are considered as a unique environment for
their greenery as well as being a shelter for
migrant birds. The natural resources of these
islands sustain local and migrant birds, some are
rare and others are threatened by extinction. Among
them are some birds which have lived and reproduce
since the Pharaonic era .
El-Allaky Valley Protected Area
Located about 180 km South of Aswan, East of Lake
Nasser, this valley is a dry riverbed which springs
from the Red sea hills; specially Elba mountain.
In this region soft trees are found in addition to
agricultural activities there are mineral resources
such as ,mines for marble, granite and gold. Also
there are about 15 kinds of mammals such as camels,
donkeys, goats, deer and hyena as well as about 16
kinds of birds.
Matrouh Natural Parks
El-Ameed Natural Protected Area
Located on the Northwestern coast about 83 km West
of Alexandria, it consists of three areas
1) The central area “heart” covers about 8 km.
2) The separating area “protected” covers about 7
3) T marginal area.
The natural environment in this protected area
includes different kinds of wild herbs which grow in
this region and are used for medical purposes. It
also includes different kinds of animals such as
deer, wild rabbit, desert fox and rats. Also there
are different kinds of wild birds, insects, reptiles
North Sinai Natural Parks
El-Zaraneek protected area is located in the Eastern
part of El-Bardaweel lake, covering an area of about
25 km West of El-Arish. El-Zaraneek , Sabkh El –Bardaweel
the coastal jungle extend from El- Arish to the
international border in Rafah .
This region is very important for migrant birds
coming from Eastern Europe , North West Asia ,
Russia and Turkey on their way to central and
Southeast Africa, cutting thousands of miles to
escape from the cold Winter and search of rich food
Port Said Natural Parks
Ashtom El-Gameel and Tanees Island Protected Areas
They are located 7 km West of Port Said on the road
between Port Said and Damietta.
Abu-Galum Natural Parks
The beauty of this area covering 400 square Km stews
from the combination of mountains and beaches, coral
reefs, marine life, desert and mountainous
ecosystems. Valleys and mountains are rich in wild
animals, birds and plants which made this area very
attractive for diving, safari and bird watching.
Separate areas parts of the protected areas are
located on the Gulf of Aqaba and are considered a
protected environment, including tourist developed
cities like : Sharm El-Sheikh and Dahab .
Nabk Natural Parks
Nabk covers an area of 600 square km and is
characterized by a wide variety of ecosystems
including 134 plants species. It has mangrove
forest, extended for 4,5 kms on the coast of the
gulf Aqaba North of Sharm El-Sheikh. Wildlife there
includes gazelle, spooubills, ospery, and other
species of birds, insects and reptiles.
Ras Mohamed Natural Park
Located between the gulfs Suez and Aqaba in the
Southern part of Sinai peninsula with a total area
of 480 km, it also includes Sharm El-Seikh, the
island of Tiran and the shore lines from Nabk. Ras
Mohamed is characterized by its coral platforms and
reefs, colored fish, turtles ( which are threatened
by extinction ) and wonderful marine life. The rare
Osprey bird which is a fish eating falcon is one of
its distinguishing features.
Ras Mohamed is considered as one of the topmost
famous protected areas in the world for diving, as
offers a suitable environment for big marine
creatures such as Shark, Barracuda, Tuna, Mackerel
..etc... Also it is distinguished by different
species of birds such as the Eagle, the Falcon, and
mammals including the Hyena and mountain goats.
Facilities, Services and Equipment
The management uses pavement equipment, sets for
environmental mentoring, labs, medical and diving
equipment and telescopes, and a marina to serve
private boats of the protected area. Visitors will
find the reception center equipped with a video and
slides projection hall, scientific library and other
services. Boats, cars and motorcycles are also