As we reported in our last newsletter, Reef Conservation International (ReefCI) and Emperor Divers have recently signed a unique agreement to provide valuable research and conservation to help to protect the Red Seaâ€™s marine eco-system.
Emperor Divers has long been involved in environmental projects (having been a founding member of Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association). However, this is the first time ReefCI has operated in the Red Sea, having already proved to be successful in Belize. The project gives the two companies, and their diving guests, a chance to make even more of a difference to the sustainability of its reefs and marine life.
"We want to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem, and are working with ReefCI on a conservation and protection programme. And the best bit is that any diver of any ability can take part," explained Denise Fletcher from Emperor Divers.
From October 2007, Emperor and ReefCI will be conducting year round Reef Check surveys and co-operating with Red Sea NGOs to provide data for ongoing local projects. Initially, this will be operating from Emperor Hurghada only, but with a view to pushing it out to the other Emperor centres.
As one recent guest wrote, "We love Egypt, its people and the diving, it has given us so much pleasure over the years, so please spare a thought for the future for one of the 'Seven Wonders' of the diving world." Which is exactly what we are aiming to do.
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