Youth Love Egypt Foundation In the working paper we refer to: • Know Your Nature Reserve project made by Youth Love Egypt Foundation. • The Nature Reserves targeted by the project. • Nature Reserves documentation and Biodiversity. • Fairs. • Promo. • The relation between the foundation and local communities. First: Know Your Nature Reserve project About the project The Foundation began in 2014 executing the first phase of the project Know Your Nature Reserve, that targeted documenting the natural reserves and biodiversity in Egypt (photos, videos) as well as the documentation of local cultures to local residents.The project also targeted the promotion of nature reserves as a tourist hotspot through the use of social media , photo galleries and flyiers. Second: The Nature Reserves targeted by the project 1. Ras Mohammed Nature Reserve, South Sinai. 2. Nabq Nature Reserve, South Sinai. 3. Wadi El Rayan Nature Reserve and the Whale Valley, Fayoum. 4. Wadi El Gamal Nature Reserve, South of the Red Sea Governorate. 5. Shalateen city south of the Red Sea Governorate. Third: Nature Reserves documentation and Biodiversity • The Foundation team with the help of environment researchers, local residents and workers on the boats and floating tourist boatsfilmed over 60 video hours that include a large part of the marine biodiversity of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba and featured footage of the endangered " Sooty falcon" in its nesting process, laying eggs and chicks raising and feeding in the nest, and the green sea turtles during laying eggs on St. John's Island ( Zabargad/ Forsterite Island) in southern Red Sea and videos of the young turtles hatching. • The Foundation team captured hundreds of photos that reflect the biodiversity within nature reserves. • Due to the good relations of the foundation with the local residents, many photos of them were taken too. Fourth: Fairs 1. The first fair of nature reserves in Hanager Center - Cairo Opera House in January 2016. 2. Know Your Nature Reserve fair on the sidelines of the African Ministers of Environment Conference - April 2016. 3. The second fair of nature reserves in Hanager Center - Cairo Opera House celebratig World Environment Day - June 2016 4. Know Your Nature Reserve fair on the sidelines of the celebration of the Graduates Day - Helwan University. 5. preparing " Know Your Nature Reserve " book and the first part will be printed soon. Fifth: Films produced by the foundation: 1- A promo titeled " A journy to St. John's Island ( Zabargad/ Forsterite Island) " (a flash memory with the promo is attached). 2- Ascript about the Biodiversity in the Red Sea is being writte. Sixth: The relation between the foundation and local communities. Over the past years, the foundation formed good relations with the local communities of The Bshriya tribes, which inhabit Shalateen and Halayib south of the Red Sea, strong relations with Alababda tribes which inhabit the region between the cities of Marsa Alam and Berenice south of the Red Sea, and culminated those relationships by building partnerships with civil society organizations. The Foundation also enjoys a good reputation with the local tribes of Sinai and residents of Wadi Elrayan. Youth love Egypt Foundation is seeking to complete the documentation of the land part of the Red Sea nature reserves (Algamal Vally and Shalateen) as well as the start of documenting the biological and cultural diversity of the reserves of Western Dessert (Siwa, Bahariya Oasis, White Desert) The Foundation also hopes to train young residents on documentation skills (video, photos) in order to optimiz the utilization of photographing wildlife and marine species. We also seek to spread environmental awareness through the production of a documentary series on wildlife, biodiversity and cultural diversity of the local population in Egypt. We also seek to organize a series of handicrafts fairs to support the local residents, as well as photo fairs to raise awareness of biodiversity in Egypt.