April 23, 2008

Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Scheduled for Monitoring

Reef Check Egypt coordinator Dr.Mohammed Kotb was in Djibouti on April 21 as he and PERSGA embarked on a survey of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden area. PERSGA is an intergovernmental body dedicated to the conservation of the coastal and marine environments found in the region. PERSGA has adopted the Reef Check methodology as its protocol for monitoring coral ecosystems, and Dr. Kotb will be conducting Reef Check surveys in the seven member countries of PERSGA: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti, and Somalia.