Nature protection in Tunisia delivered exemplary. In the 70-ies. organized numerous reserves, which created favorable conditions for endangered animals and plants. For an introduction to most of them require a special permit.
Is a public park on Lake Ishkel southwest of Bizerte - the last refuge of the Tunisian water buffalo. Spring and autumn are going tens of thousands of migratory birds. On the islands and Zembra Zembretta located against the Cape Bon, is a National Nature Reserve, home to monk seals. In the mountains of Jebel Shamba in the center of Tunis remaining populations of the rare maned sheep.
Such as mountainous severotunisskaya Krumiri, with thickly overgrown with pine trees and cork oaks slopes, in prehistoric times was all Tunisia. Today, this area - the famous hunting ground with a lot of wild boars, foxes and jackals. In bays and wet salt marshes along the east coast of live colonies of white and pink flamingos that its curved beaks searched the shallow water in search of food. The coastal waters are often seen frolicking dolphins. Even more exotic fauna in the south. Gazelles and hyenas travelers rarely get to see, but the jerboa, long-eared foxes (Fenech) and, finally, to admire its adaptability to hostile outside world dromedaries they meet certain. Different types of snakes and scorpions, including dangerous horned vipers and scorpions tolstohvostye, avoid people. They only become aggressive when they disturb the habitat - under rocks or in the water.
Vegetation of the Mediterranean coast of Tunisia admire its beauty and diversity. Hibiscus, rosehips, colorful bougainvillea and a symbol of the country - jasmine flower in the gardens and hover on the walls of houses. A summer in the steppes of blossoming poppies.
Two high-performance culture in lieu of all other agriculture in the Sahel and the oases of the Sahara - the olive and date palms. Both are cultivated for thousands of years, being the most important factor in the well-being of the regions, and both are in danger of that because of the fall in world prices for their cultivation will become unprofitable. Only a few species of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) give the fruit export quality. Delicious Deglet Hyp - «fingers of light" - mature only in the oasis on the edge of Schott.