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TN37 Lake Qarun: IBA, Protected Area, and huge hotel resort?

A conversation discussing the enormously controversial plans of the Amer Group to build another of its huge ‘Porto’ developments – this time on land along the shoreline of Egypt’s Lake Qarun, a Protected area under Egyptian law and recognised as an IBA principally because of its wintering waterbirds and A conversation discussing the enormously controversial plans of the Amer Group to build another of its huge ‘Porto’ developments – this time on land along the shoreline of Egypt’s Lake Qarun, a Protected Area under Egyptian law and recognised as an IBA. I’m joined by Alaa Taher, Biologist and founding member of the NGO Nature Conservation Egypt, Rebecca Porteous, an environmental rights campaigner working with NCE and a founding member of the ‘Friends of Lake Qarun’, and (from about half-way through) Mindy Baha El-Din of Birding Egypt.

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