List of 16 ecotourism attractions in Egypt - News Summed Up

List of 16 ecotourism attractions in Egypt


White Desert in Bahariya Oasis - CC via Wikimedia Commons/AhmedherzCAIRO - 24 April 2019: A group of 12 mass communication students at Cairo University launched in March a campaign called Egypt Invisible Map (EIM) to promote destinations fit for ecotourism adopting “Shades of Eco” as slogan.The students perceive tourism destinations in Egypt as having three shades: green, blue and yellow representing respectively landscapes, seas, and deserts and mountains.There are 16 ecotourism attractions in Egypt identified in accordance with the criteria set by UNICEF and UNDP. The list was compiled from UNICEF, UNDP, scientific journals, research papers, online surveys, and interviews.1- Farafra Oasis2- Dakhla Oasis3- kharga Oasis4- Bahariya Oasis5- Siwa Oasis6- Dahab7- Marsa Alam8- Nuweiba9- Taba10- Ras Mohamed and Nabq in Sharm El Sheikh11- Makadi, Safaga, Gouna and Al Qusayr in Hurghada12- Nuba in Aswan13- Tunis village in Fayoum14- Wadi Degla and Sant Samaan monastery in Cairo15- Menya16- Halayeb and ShalatynThe various activities that can be done by tourists in those destinations include hiking, snorkeling, diving, Safari, animals and birds watching, camping, photography, meditation and stargazing.“Ecotourism is defined by the International Ecotourism Society as: “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.” The key principles of ecotourism include minimizing impact, protecting biodiversity, building environmental awareness, and respecting local culture. Typically, the primary attractions for ecotourists are flora, fauna, and cultural heritage,” as indicated by Rainforest Alliance website.


Source: Egypt Today April 24, 2019 13:34 UTC



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