HEPCA was proud to announce,
on the 2nd of May 2017, their latest achievement in the field
of education and raising environmental awareness, with the launch of the R/V
Amr Ali - The Red Sea Defender boat, commemorating the memory of its signified
director Mr. Amr Ali, who dedicated his life to the protection of the Red
Sea. The organization believes that continuous education and environmental
awareness are the most important factors for achieving success with the marine
environmental issues. The vessel was designed to be fully equipped with many of
the latest educational tools and equipment, which enables the researchers and
the students to learn about the natural ecosystems and engage in experiments
designed to increase their knowledge about its conservation. Students will have
the opportunity to use microscopes and other lab equipment to experience a
dynamic hand on approach to learning and which will encourage them to spread
the message of the system’s conservation. It will host Research expeditions
trips for everyone, divers and non-divers
HEPCA is an internationally
recognized NGO, founded in 1992 by 12 representatives of the diving community.
It’s major interest is in the field of marine and land conservation in response
to serious environmental threats affecting the Red Sea’s eco-system.
Over the past years HEPCA has
taken up the responsibility to raise the environmental consciousness for the
red sea’s natural resources targeting the younger generations. They try to
raise the sense of appreciation in their attitude, to prepare a generation
aware about the importance of the Red Sea’s natural resources. Their activities
is viral along all the Red Sea coast, hosting students on board to attend their
educational programs .
On last Sunday the 4th of
June, all Hurghada’s diving centers were invited to join their team in a
massive underwater clean up on Shuab El Erg in celebration of the world
environmental day. not only to clean the wastes but also to raise awareness.