Egypt Independent

Birdwatching center opens in Sharm el-Sheikh



The Environment Ministry has opened a birdwatching center to watch migratory birds in the Axada Lakes area in Sharm el-Sheikh, funded by the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Program.
 
Osama al-Gibali of the migratory birds conservation project said tourist guides have been trained for ecotourism and informed of different types of migratory birds in order to promote environmental awareness and sustainably reduce threats those birds face during migration. Pamphlets have also been distributed in the area with information on the migrating birds, and the lakes were treated with environment friendly material before the arrival of the birds in autumn to coincide with the announcement of Sharm el-Sheikh as a green city.
 
This manifests Egypt's commitment to the international treaties it has signed, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals.