are among the world’s most endangered habitats.
They are vital and productive ecosystems and exert an
influence that goes far beyond the often-limited areas
in which they grow.
All mangroves in Egypt are now protected and two main
nurseries, one at Nabq and the other in Safaga, have
been established to propagate them.
There is much to be learned about the biodiversity of
mangrove forests and the interactions between the diverse
elements of that biodiversity. It is hoped that, for
the sake of the environment and for understanding of
the complex web of life of which the mangroves are a
central part, they will be thriving on Egypt's Red Sea
coast for a long time to come.