Conservation

Marine conservation refers to the study of marine plants, animal resources and ecosystem functions. It aims at the protection and preservation of ecosystems in seas through planned management, in order to prevent the exploitation of these resources. Marine conservation is driven by the manifested negative effects being seen in our environment such as species loss, habitat degradation and changes in ecosystem functions.

Equally, marine conservation focuses on limiting human-caused damage to marine ecosystems, restoring damaged marine ecosystems, and preserving vulnerable species and ecosystems of marine life. It is a relatively new discipline which has developed as a response to biological issues such as extinction and marine habitats change.

Marine conservationists rely on a combination of scientific principles derived from marine biology, oceanography, and fisheries science, as well as on human factors such as demand for marine resources, marine law, economics and policy, in order to determine how to best protect and conserve marine species and ecosystems. Marine conservation may be described as a sub-discipline of conservation biology.

In cooperation and under the supervision of Dr. Ahmed Shawky Marine Biologist PhD (a licensed trainer from the Reef Check Organization), inspection dives will be conducted periodically for various dive sites in Dahab to report and follow up on the changes that occur in the reefs. All the information reported will be sent to the Reef Check Organization. After studying all the data & information reported, we would identify appropriate intervention methods to preserve the reefs.

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