15% of Egypt's area is nature protectorates
Friday، 22 February 2019 - 10:54 AM
Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad said on Thursday that Egypt has a rich natural heritage, noting that nature protectorates occupy 15 percent of Egypt's total land area.
Egypt is home to diverse ecosystems and its nature reserves are very much varied, she said, underlining the importance of developing their infrastructure and potentials.
Fouad gave the remarks during a meeting with students of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport in Alexandria.
She pointed out that the political leadership attaches a great importance to developing nature tourism and promoting public awareness towards environment protection.