| Status and description of the MedWetCoast Sites in Egypt
Saturday 21 October 2000, by
Zaranik : Site is a protected area by law, Ramsar Site, 60000 ha which includes terrestrial and saltmarsh habitat and the eastern tip of lake Bardawil.
Burullus : Site is a protected area by law, Ramsar Site, 59500 ha which is the lake surface area.
Omayed : Site is a protected area by law, Biosphere reserve, 150 000 ha which includes mainly sand dunes, inland ridges and plateaux.
Zaranik : Claims of property rights within the reserve boundaries (Over-grazing and wood extraction) Potential future consequences of Salam Canal (Waste water and agricultural drainage, Rapid urbanisation and development).
Burullus : Extensive pressure on fish resources (Pollution from waste water and agricultural drainage) Disturbances in water inflow and circulation - Erosion of the coastal stretch - Negative impacts of invasive species.
Omayed : Dense and continuous tourist resorts along the coastline (Quarrying on the ridges) Overgrazing and hunting activities - Agricultural and urban development along the canal - New international highway crossing the reserve.
Sites Protection through management planning
Ensure legal protection status of site
Establish participatory management structures at local level
Divert threats away from sensitive areas
Regulation enforcement and wardening at sites level
Establish pilot operations with local people
Ensure compatibility with biodiversity conservation
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