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A Sustainable Aspect For Safeguarding A Protected Area: Case Study – Siwa Oasis


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WIT Press


M. Tawfik & M. Tolba


Protected areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological and/or cultural values. Protected areas are essential for biodiversity conservation. They are the cornerstones of virtually all national and international conservation strategies. They are areas set aside to maintain functioning natural ecosystems, to act as refuges for species and to maintain ecological processes that cannot survive in most intensely managed landscapes and seascapes. Protected areas act as benchmarks against which we understand human interactions with the natural world. Today they are often the only hope we have of stopping many threatened or endangered species from becoming extinct. So the liability issue concerns the search for a protected Siwa characterized by unique biodiversity, geological formations, differentiated environments and lakes which are visited by a lot of migratory birds. It is exposing many of the risks of pollution and degradation and distortion of the urban environments. So this research aims to develop a vision for the future and the foundations of governor aspects to achieve environmental sustainability in protected Siwa, through the study of environmental sustainability aspects in the protected areas and to examine the application of these principles in Siwa in Egypt to determine the shortcomings and problems dogging this region and to place the guideline principles for solving the sustainable problem in Siwa Oasis to keep it from deteriorating. Keywords: protected areas, sustainability, Siwa protected, urban environments.


protected areas, sustainability, Siwa protected, urban environments.