Spanning over one million square meters, the lagoon and mangrove forest are home to over 200 species of native and migratory birds as well as a variety of corals, ﬁsh, mollusks and indigenous ﬂora, making them a highly sought-after destination for tourists and researchers.
Mangrove forests play a vital role in the reduction of carbon dioxide and helping mitigate climate change. They also enhance water quality and provide coastal regions with protection against natural disasters. For a healthier, more sustainable environment, Al Zorah City has committed to double the size of the protected reserve by planting 500K additional mangrove trees.
Al Zorah is designed so that residents and visitors enjoy its bounty, and pathways through the mangroves provide the perfect journey to explore the beauties of the site, while the temperate waters around the creek and lagoon are perfect for diving, snorkeling, and kayaking to discover the colorful marine life.
Close to 58 bird species call this ecosystem their home and are joined by over 150 more during the seasonal migration between breeding and wintering grounds. These include the famed pink ﬂamingoes that can be spotted throughout the year and more so during nesting season.