More than 377K migratory birds observed during Spring/Fall season in Egypt: Minister



Mon, 16 May 2022 - 08:51 GMT


Mon, 16 May 2022 - 08:51 GMT

A bird during its migratory journey- press photo by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment

A bird during its migratory journey- press photo by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment

CAIRO – 16 May 2022: On the World Migratory Bird Day, which falls on May 14, Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad announced on Monday that the website of the protection of migratory birds of prey conviction of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) praised Egypt’s efforts in protecting endangered birds at the Galala Observatory for Migratory Birds.


The Galala Observatory for Migratory Birds, which is run by a multinational monitoring team, has observed 377,488 birds during the Spring/Fall of 2022, including 1,215 Egyptian vultures, 218,474 Accipitriformes, and 4,1115 lions, 14,418 lesser spotted eagles, and 12,975 steppe eagles, and many other species.

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The organization lauded Egypt’s role in helping the NGOs in cooperation with the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces monitor one of the endangered eagles in El Galala Mountain, which is labeled by the international organization as one of the best sites in monitoring birds in Egypt and North Africa.


“The mild weather conditions and the high altitude of the site [El Galala Mountain] give it an added value for bird watching and photographing tourism,” said Fouad in a statement released by the Ministry on Monday.

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“The Ministry of Environment is keen to provide the necessary protection for birds during their migration journey and to implement its international obligations regarding all the agreements signed regarding migratory birds,” Fouad added.


The Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE) and the Ministry of Environment have recently established the Galala Observatory for Migratory Birds within the framework of the project of “New Life for Egyptian Eagles,” the Minister said.

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Also, Egypt’s the Red Sea is one of the most important stops for birds migrating in the spring and autumn from Europe to Africa and vice versa; a large number of them reach the shores of the Red Sea in search of food, where millions of soaring birds of various types arrive like: eagles, falcons, white storks and other birds.


Birds of 350 different species pass through Egypt, where 100 of which cross the Red Sea.




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