12 reserves to protect Red Sea ecology

12 reserves to protect Red Sea ecology
Updated 21 December 2014

12 reserves to protect Red Sea ecology

12 reserves to protect Red Sea ecology

Secretary-General of the Regional Organization of the Environment of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden Dr. Ziad Haza Abu Gharara said that 12 offshore reserves have now been established to protect the ecology of the Read Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
He said that these reserves were established across a number of parts of the Red Sea and Gulf with the objective of developing the regional ecologies of the areas, and ensuring the sustainable use of marine life from here on.
Abu Gharara said that the organization achieved good results thanks to joint projects with international organizations through their signing of agreements related to financing strategic marine projects through the World Bank, and applying an organized methodology to create environmental stability for the precious areas.
He added that the Regional Organization increased its projects to over 35 in total, including sessions and workshops at a national and regional level. Indeed, 25 workshops were held during this year, along with the activation of the joint actions among regional parties.
Within the regional program, the Environmental Monitoring Program has occurred to protect marine life, and to provide information to the public to ensure the water quality of the Sea and Gulf. There has also been much discussion of the different trends occurring within the local and regional environments, resulting in the drafting of management plans to tackle the issues identified.
Abu Gharara noted that the program continually tracks the physical and chemical changes in the water of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and works to increase the countries capabilities in the technological and human resources fields. Part of the program is also to educate people of the surrounding marine life environment.