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Conserving Coral Reef Ecosystems Of Aqaba

by Kawther Abu Sahyoun of Aisha Bint Abi Baker High School For Girls
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Kawther Abu Sahyoun of Aisha Bint Abi Baker High School For Girls

Grade Level
9-12+

Subject
Ecology, Science

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.