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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Global warming threatens Gabal Elba protectorate

**#10 Global warming is taking a toll on biodiversity at Gabal Elba, a protectorate in Egypt’s Halayeb border area that is only accessible with permission from intelligence services, Jihad Abaza writes for The National. “Many plants are now incapable of surviving in their original locations, and fewer plants mean less plant-eating animals and eventually fewer ­carnivores,” says environmentalist Noor Noor. Climate change, which has resulted in less rain and smaller amounts of vegetation on the mountain, is also harming the native Bishara and Ababda tribes, who depend mainly on livestock for their livelihood. Activists say that encouraging conscious eco-tourism may be helpful for the locals.

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