Standard Survey Methods for Key Habitats and Key Species in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (RSGA) represent a complex and unique tropical marine ecosystem with an extraordinary biological diversity and a remarkably high degree of endemism. This narrow band of water is also an important shipping lane, linking the world’s major oceans. The natural coastal resources have supported populations for thousands of years, and nourished the development of a maritime and trading culture linking Arabia and Africa with Europe and Asia. While large parts of the region are still in a pristine state, environmental threats notably from habitat destruction, over-exploitation and pollution are increasing rapidly requiring immediate action to conserve and protect the region’s coastal and marine environment.
10 jan. 2014