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.

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.