Conserving Coral Reef Ecosystems Of Aqababy Kawther Abu Sahyoun of Aisha Bint Abi Baker High School For Girls
Kawther Abu Sahyoun of Aisha Bint Abi Baker High School For Girls
The most significant feature of Jordan’s marine environment is the coral reef ecosystems. coral reefs are biodiversity reservoirs of 450 species of fish, and more than 127 types of coral formation, significant sources of food and income (mainly tourism), the coral reefs of Aqaba , have been at the center of the economic development of Aqaba city . Consequently, these coral reefs are among the most threatened area in the Red Sea. There are many threats such as over fishing , construction of urban area along the coastline , carbon pollution, possibility to execute Red Sea to Dead Sea canal ..etc
We must increase the awareness to protect coral reefs ecosystems and encourage national , regional and international initiatives , cooperation and commitment to conserve and sustainably manage coral reefs.