Aqaba reserve to go on Green List network

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AMMAN — The Aqaba Marine Reserve, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, was listed in the national network of natural reserves, the reserve’s director said, according to Ad-Dustour daily.اضافة اعلان

The director, Khaled Abu Aeesha, said work is underway to register the Aqaba Marine Reserve on the Green List network in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The reserve, established two years ago, is considered a turning-point in the principle of coastal management, specifically in the implementation of principles that rely on the ecological system, he added

His comments came during a joint workshop by the Aqaba Diving Association and the Egyptian Chamber of Diving and Water Sports.

The workshop was aimed at introducing the marine environment and the diving sport at the Red Sea.

According to the Head of the Aqaba Diving Association, Khamash Al-Yaseen, the association was established in 2010, to improve diving tourism in the Gulf of Aqaba and enhance the level of services provided for visitors.

Additionally, the association spotlights environmentally-friendly practices, ensures divers’ safety, maintains marine life, and promotes tourism to the resort city.

Yaseen said the association, with support from the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, has taken part in global diving exhibitions to attract foreign divers, and invest at the Gulf of Aqaba as a destination for the global diving sport.

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