There is 30 protected areas in the Arab Republic of Egypt, see the list below. They covers more than 15% of the state area which is 1 002 450 km2. 95% of the Egypt population lives at only 6% of the territory, along the narrow Nile Valley and Delta. The rest of the land area is covered with mountais and deserts - almost intact wilderness.
One of the key legislative pillars of nature protection in the Arab Republic of Egypt is the Law No. 102/1983 on protected areas. Warning signs with pictograms of forbidden activities including big notice "By Law No. 102 of 1983" can be found on every beach along the Red Sea. Everyone is obliged to respect the law. In the opposite case the one risk fine 500 USD or even jail. Let's highlight the basic points of the law.