protected areas and national parks in Libya




Master Thesis

Thesis title


Mohamed Kalefa Ali Mansur


Abstract The study outlined the justifications importance of protected areas to conserve the biodiversity. The major objectives of the study were to give a general look to the current status of wildlife in Libya and also to look in protected areas system. In addition, examining the national wildlife legislations and to compare them with the new concepts of biodiversity conversation. The study deals with the current situations of the wildlife resources in Libya, a description of the major ecological zones and species found in each protected area is listed. The conclusion of this part indicates unpleasant situation, particularly of medium and large size species and many species had extinct or in their way to extinction. However, the situations vary from zone to zone. The research also shows that most protected areas had carried studies on Biological diversity. The study examined the protected areas systems, in which lists of protected areas for each region is given, including to the information of area, date and objective of the establishment of each protected area. The research concluded that there is no uniformity between different protected areas in the region that need harmonizing and standardization but a promising movement towards the inclusion of new sites in the region to increase the areas of the protected areas to the recommended international standards. The study illustrated the legislations that control wildlife and protected areas institution. A list of the major laws and regulations is given in Libya. In addition, to a brief summary of the organizations, institutions that administer wildlife in the conservation aspects. arabic 7 English 37