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INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Egypt
INSTITUTION NAME Maa’had fouad el Awwal l’Essahara”
MAIN ADDRESS Sultan Hussein Street, Heliopolis, Cairo (Egypt)
DESCRIPTION
AREA 2, 83 ha
LATITUDE 30, 40 º N
LONGITUDE 31, 20 º E
ALTITUDE 20 m
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS Independent (Non-governmental)
INSTITUTION TYPE Research Center
DATE FOUNDED Around 1950
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Collection of flora of northern Sinai
TAXA No information available
PROGRAMMES Seven committees guide and direct appropriate studies and research in the following fields:• Geology, geography and topography: mapping in northern Sinai

• Hidrography

• Botany: ecology of northern Sinai

• Zoology and entomology: collections of reptiles, mammals and birds

• Economics

• Social studies

• Arqueology and history

FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Laboratory space: Laboratories (five rooms)• Experimental: Botanical garden of seven acres• Facilities and acomodattion for foreign workers• Library: contains 5,000 volumes on geology, geography, hidrography, botany, entomology, economics science, etc…• Photographic Library: 4,000 images of the desert
• Scientific publications every 6 months
• Museum with 5 divissions: geology and minerals; agriculture and botany; zoology and animal wealth; archaeology; ethnology
MAIN DEFICIENCIES • Genebank
• Arboretum

• Herbarium

SOURCES CONSULTED Documents:“Directory of Institution engaged in Arid Zone Research. Arid zone Programme” (1952) UNESCO

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