the Managed Resource Protected Area, is located
approx. 35 km north of Sharm el Sheikh and
can easily be visited in one or even half a day. It is very
peasant visiting, since only few visitors come here, mostly
people that are interested in botanics or fauna.
Coming from Sharm El Sheikh, you will find
the entrance if you keep on the streets close to the coast
line. At the gate a fee is being requested and visitors
may get a leaflet about the protectorates of Sinai (Ras
Mohamed, Ras Nabq, and Ras
Abu Galum) for that.
area of Nabq covers more than 600km² and
is especially interesting for plant and animal enthusiasts.
More than 130 plant species can be found, about
85 are unique. Try to bring binoculars to observe
birds or other animals.
This natural resource shows various remarcable ecosystems
and habitat types. Most worthwile are probably the dunes located
at the mouth of the Wadi Kid and the beautiful
(Avicennia Marina), that
can be seen in various places.
|Sea grass habitat:
Beds of sea grasses may be found in some lagoons or on
sediments before the mouths of valleys. The Red Sea
harbours seven species of phaneragamous grasses belonging
mainly to three families, some of them can be seen at Ras
Mangroves: The main species of the Red Sea
is the evergreen white mangrove,
a plant of shallow tidal zone. Specialized cells in roots
and leaves are capable of secreting salt crystals. The mangrove
biotope is a self-sustaining habitat rich in nutrients that
supports a distinct salt-water community. This provides
a home for a variety of marine wildlife
and algal flora.