Sudan: Efforts to protect migrating birds' haven
24 April 2014 Last updated at 16:34 BST
The Al-Magran nature reserve in Khartoum has been a haven for migrating birds since 1945 - but many of the species found there are endangered because of hunting, environmental damage and farming.
Now environmental campaigners in Sudan are hoping that promoting the country as a tourist destination for bird watchers could boost revenue, which could then be used to protect nesting sites and rare birds from extinction.
Hadya Alalawi reports.
Video produced by BBC Arabic's Mohamed Osman