Category Archives: Fauna

Stories of the insects, reptiles and mammals that survive in the Sinai wilderness

Insect-plant ecosystem of the Sinai Milkweed

When driving through South Sinai you may be excused for thinking it a dull and lifeless place, but you would be wrong, it just needs a subtle shift of focus. Go and inspect any desert plant and you will find … Continue reading

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The Baton Blue Butterfly

It’s the world’s smallest butterfly, no larger than a thumbnail, and it’s only found on Mt Sinai and a few surrounding peaks. With such a tiny distribution, its survival is at risk from any disturbance to its habitat. Being endemic … Continue reading

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